Council has received a $935,000 grant from the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund to build a new community hall at Norah Head, with preliminary plans now available to view and open for community consultation.
Plans to build a new multi-use hall were outlined in the Masterplan for Norah Head Village 2017, followed by extensive community consultation in 2019. The Masterplan proposed to relocate the existing amenities building and provide services for community events.
Council Director Community and Recreation Services, Melanie Smith said local voices have played an integral role in shaping the plans to ensure the new community facilities benefit and enhance Norah Head and its wider area.
“Council is delighted to be progressing in its delivery of a fantastic new fit for purpose community facility to the Norah Head community” Ms Smith said.
“We believe the community’s voice is central to the development of new infrastructure and have been looking forward to offering locals the opportunity to have their say on the draft plans and help shape the future of the Norah Head community hall.”
“Whether it be local community members or those that grew up holidaying in Norah Head, we’ve seen individuals, businesses and wider groups come together to advocate for new amenities in the area”.
“It’s now time for the community to have their say on Council’s preliminary plans, which include a stunning large multifunctional hall, modern kitchen, accessible toilets, storage and relocated play equipment.”
“We encourage all those touched by this community facility to submit your feedback online or in-person at Council’s upcoming Information Session and positively contribute to the future of the Norah Head community.”
Interested individuals are invited to submit their feedback on the preliminary plans for the Norah Head Community Hall, which is open for consultation until 11 September.
- Online – Ask questions with Council responses made publicly available online or submit feedback via an online form.
- In-person – Register to attend the free Information Session Monday 22 August at 6.30pm-7.30pm held at Soldiers Beach Surf Club. Spaces limited.
Administrator Rik Hart said Council is committed to delivering on infrastructure that supports the historic character and identity of Norah Head.
“We encourage all those interested to get involved during this consultation period and help shape the future of the Norah Head community”.
“Council is looking forward to seeing the community’s influence on the final design and will continue its efforts to ensure new infrastructure reflects the needs of the Norah Head community and landscape, that enhances liveability of our wider region both now and into the future.” Mr Hart said.
The construction of a new Community Hall is one of several projects included in Council’s Delivery Program 2022-23 to 2024-25 which will deliver new infrastructure and upgraded facilities in Norah Head. Some other projects include the renewal of beach access to Jenny Dixon and Soldiers beach following impacts from coastal erosion, renovation to cabins at the Norah Head Holiday Park, Soldiers Beach Kiosk fit-out and sewer main upgrades at Bungary Rd.
Individuals interested in attending the upcoming Information Session are encouraged to register their attendance by following the prompts on Council’s What’s On page, to avoid disappointment on the day.
Community members are invited to view the preliminary drawings, submit their feedback, and learn more about the project through the detailed FAQ’s on the Your Voice Our Coast website.