Sport precinct mooted
MOSMAN Park wants to create a special precinct for sport at its popular Mann and Davis ovals and Nash Field in the centre of the Town.
“Our proposal is to get something happening there as soon as possible as it’s needed for everyone,” Western Knight Football Club vice-president Dean Zlendic said.
At Tuesday’s Town of Mosman Park meeting, councillors agreed to spend $22,000 on a feasibility study to which at least three of the five main users of the areas could contribute up to $11,000.
Main users currently comprise the Western Knights, Mosman Park Primary School, St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls, Iona Presentation College and the Mosman Park Junior Football Club, in addition to those hiring its halls.
A report to councillors states it was an opportune time to consider a precinct because of issues, including the building and kindergarten at Nash Field getting old, leases with the Western Knights and Department of Education being up for renewal and restricted space at nearby Mosman Park PS.
The three-month feasibility study would start with a “blank canvas” and involve each user meeting with architects at least three times to determine each group’s needs, the type of building required and costs.
However, going ahead with the study without financial contributions from all users and the effectiveness of previous feasibility studies started by the council were both challenged.
“If they are not prepared to put up $4000 to $5000 to proceed then that’s a pretty good indication they may not be part of it,” Cr Zenda Johnson said,
Cr Jenna Ledgerwood said other feasibility studies into other projects had not progressed.
Mosman Park Primary School students Harry Albrecht (11), Meg Lamond (10) and Azaylia Van Ven (10) already enjoy the ovals.