In a major win for the Northern Beaches, the derelict ‘Pasadena’ property at Church Point will be turned into predominantly public open space for all of the community to enjoy.
Northern Beaches Council Administrator Dick Persson AM and Pittwater MP Rob Stokes have announced the NSW Government and Council will partner to purchase the rundown eyesore.
“When I saw the state of this site during visits to Council’s capital works upgrade at Church Point, and after listening to locals, it was obvious what an eyesore ‘Pasadena’ is and the fact that it will soon be significantly at odds with the rejuvenated character of the area. It was very obvious that something needed to be done and that is why we have acted.
“With the strong backing and drive from Minister Stokes, we have agreed that the State Government will put forward an amount of funds towards Council’s acquisition of this site.
“I am very pleased that with the strong voice of the Northern Beaches Council, the NSW Government has agreed to work with us to benefit the local community.
“This is a highly valued piece of the Pittwater foreshore which could potentially deliver a wide range of recreation benefits for the local and broader community,” Mr Persson said.
This is the last parcel of land there which is in freehold ownership. Council staff will begin negotiations with the owner to purchase the site. Should that not succeed, Council would proceed with the process of compulsory acquisition.
Planning for the future use of the site would then commence with a view to the majority of the site being converted to an open space recreation area and associated infrastructure.
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