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  • A Win for the Community On 17 December 2018 - Council unanimously supported a Mayoral minute to  keep the former Oatley Bowling club site for community use : 1) not proceed with the Planning Proposal to re ...
    Posted 19 Dec 2018, 16:23 by FoO Secretary
  • Planing Proposal out for comment On 7 November 2016 Council resolved that the Planning Proposal to reclassify the site from ‘community’ land to ‘operational’ and to rezone the site to SP2 Infrastructure with the ...
    Posted 10 Nov 2016, 01:55 by FoO Secretary
  • Diggers are in Park 13/9/16 Today Douglas Partners are doing a soil survey of 22 locations at the former Oatley Bowling Club site in Myles Dunphy Reserve. It's for the environmental ...
    Posted 12 Sep 2016, 22:26 by FoO Secretary
  • Club Site remains in Myles Dunphy Reserve The OBC site is STILL in Myles Dunphy Reserve, given the following statements in the IHAP report [emphasis added]:    To the south and west of the site is the Myles ...
    Posted 12 Sep 2016, 15:48 by FoO Secretary
  • IHAP approve consolidation of land in Myles Dunphy Reserve Many residents are disappointed that the Independent Hearing Assessment Panel voted unanimously to approve the D/A to consolidate parcels of land within Myles Dunphy Reserve.Click here to see ...
    Posted 13 Sep 2016, 01:44 by FoO Secretary
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Upcoming Events

  • What next for former Bowling Club site?
    Council is hosting community information sessions
    Wednesday, 23 November 2016 Mortdale Community Centre (3.30pm - 5.30pm)
    Saturday, 26 November 2016 Oatley Community Hall (10.00am - 12.00pm and 3.00pm - 5.00pm)

    7 November Planning Proposal is on exhibition-   50% of the OBC site is to be reclassified from ‘community’ land to ‘operational’ and to rezone the site to SP2 Infrastructure with the designated land use of seniors housing (nursing home).
    Concept plans show 6 level complex.

    8 Sept 2016 -
    Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel (IHAP) Meeting. The IHAP is made up of professionals and community representatives with the full delegation of the Council to make decisions on certain applications. Members of the public can register to speak.  IHAP Report and Attachment

    It is vital that community members write individual letters
    While it is good to see petitions It is vital that community members write individual letters.It is disappointing that the Georges River Council is pursuing action to alienate public land.

    24 August 2016 - Submissions due for DA 2016/0159 to consolidate blocks of land with the ultimate purpose of  rezoning the site to SP2 Infrastructure (Seniors housing) "which does NOT have any height limits" See 2016 Save Public Land Campaign for points to make on submission.

    21 August Pop up Picnic - was attended by many who took the opportunity to visit the reserve. Photos from the day

    3 August 2016 -
    Documents from two closed door meetings in 2014 have been finally made public - it appears council resolved to build more than 80 seniors residences including a 9 story tower. 

    July 2014
    - In May and June Hurstville Council behind closed doors decided to defer the matter to the July meeting. At this meeting behind closed doors again, council decided "that a preliminary feasibility study be obtained". Council has already spent $70,000 on a feasibility study of an aged care facility back in 2008. So why all the secrecy? When will rate payers know what is to become of this public land?

    February 2013 - Former Oatley Bowling Club site is being excluded from the plan of management
    being prepared for the Myles Dunphy Reserve and Wetlands. Is Hurstville Council Legally able to do this? It needs to have done a POM management before it can go through the process of reclassification.

    22 Nov 2011 - On the security fences Hurstville Council has displayed two plans of a "typical aged care facility" These were from presentations given at public meetings in 2009.
    • Is there nothing more recent the Council can give the public?
    • When will the site be advertised to be reclassified to Operational Land?
    • What next ?  Sale of the land?
    Posted 8 Nov 2016, 21:19 by FoO Secretary
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Campaign to keep the site of former Oatley Bowling Club in public hands

Masks made for the "No Coles" picnic day