Disappointing news, Ku-ring-gai Council on 24/7/2018 voted in favour (7 votes to 2) of extending netball under lights at Canoon Rd from 2 to 4 nights per week – Monday to Thursday.
There were 7 KNA speakers in favour and 4 residents against.
Given there is only 1 night for games (U9s) and the other 3 nights for training there will be very little relief from Saturday netball traffic congestion. As noted by Cr Sam Ngai he expected any limited relief would soon be consumed by ongoing capacity demands for netball. Cr Sam Ngai did mention there will be some available land coming in Gordon (around 2022?) and perhaps some additional netball facilities can be considered for that location, but this is just pure speculation at this stage.
The Canoon Rd netball lights will be considered by Council at their regular meeting on Tuesday 24th July 2018 at 7pm.
Following the public exhibition at the start of 2018, the Post Exhibition Report on the Amendment to Plan of Management for the Canoon Road Recreation Area will be considered by Councillors at the meeting.
The Canoon Road Recreation Area is item GB.8 in the meeting business papers. The Post Exhibition report recommends “That Council adopts the amendment to Action Plan 39 of the Canoon Road Recreation Area Plan of Management.”. The recommendation increases night usage from 2 days per week to 4 days week. The Post Exhibition report is captured in pages 71 to 87 in the Council meeting business paper:
The report in the Business Paper document is also available at the following locations from the Friday before the meeting:
- Turramurra and Gordon Libraries 10am to 6pm
- St Ives and Lindfield Libraries 10am to 5.30pm
- Customer Services counter on Level 4 of Council Chambers
If you have concerns about the proposed amendment to the Plan of Management please email the Councillors (firstname.lastname@example.org) and consider addressing Council at the meeting on 24th July 2018. If you wish to address Council on this issue you must register with Council’s officer between 6.15pm and 6.55pm on the evening of the meeting.
The KPPA has raised several concerns about the proposed amendment, you can refer to the KPPA web site for details.
- Impact on weeknight traffic – http://www.kppa.org.au/netball-courts/traffic/#weeknightimpact
- Failure to Deliver Relief from Saturday Netball Congestion – http://www.kppa.org.au/netball-courts/traffic/#saturdayrelief
- Safety issues – http://www.kppa.org.au/netball-courts/traffic/#safety
- Threats to the Powerful Owl – http://www.kppa.org.au/netball-courts/environmental-impact/
- Failure to plan for netball growth – http://www.kppa.org.au/netball-courts/growthstrategy/#growthstrategy
- Netball should modernise and adapt – http://www.kppa.org.au/netball-courts/growthstrategy/#flocking
- History of broken promises – http://www.kppa.org.au/netball-courts/broken-promises/
- Rushed misinformed process – http://www.kppa.org.au/netball-courts/council-process/