The concept design for a new community centre at Warriewood has been revealed and is now open for community feedback.

The new community centre will replace the existing Nelson Heather Centre at 5 Jacksons Road, Warriewood, which had reached the end of its design life according to Northern Beaches Council.

It is understood the existing building was determined to have too many defects to be cost-effectively repaired, so will be replaced with a newly designed building.

The new design aims to create a modern building which includes:

  • Five multi-purpose halls suited to a wide range of recreational activities
  • Two multi-purpose meeting rooms
  • A community lounge room, providing a safe and accessible space
  • Large covered outdoor spaces which overlook landscaped gardens
  • Modern and accessible amenities, including showers and lockers
  • Multiple and adaptable kitchen facilities
Mayor Michael Regan

Michael Regan

Mayor Michael Regan said feedback from the first round of consultation in March 2019 with targeted community groups was overall supportive for the new centre.

“The first round of consultation was very useful to gauge people’s views and to inform the design brief and concept design to ensure user expectations are met,” Mayor Regan said.

“The Centre’s concept plan has been drawn up with future needs in mind and the building is developed in line with best-practice sustainability principles.

“The Centre will be an attractive, modern and resilient building with multi-use spaces and the capacity to switch to an Emergency and Recovery Centre during a period of community crisis.”

The full concept design and floor plans are available for download and review from Northern Beaches Council’s Your Say website. Residents can provide feedback on the project until 27 September.

Images: Supplied, Northern Beaches Council