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August 9, 2017

Newsletter for Offshore Residents of Pittwater


Northern Beaches Council

‘Pasadena’ To Be Turned Into Public Space In Win For Church Point

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

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 needs 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 open space


Rob Stokes

Member for Pittwater

Funds to Return Pasadena Site to Public Ownership

Member for Pittwater Rob Stokes today announced the NSW Government has agreed to provide financial support to Northern Beaches Council to assist with its resolution to purchase the former Pasadena site at Church Point.

The NSW Government has previously provided financial assistance to Council’s ongoing car parking, boardwalk and pedestrian improvements currently being introduced around the Church Point precinct.

Returning the Pasadena site to public ownership would further enable Northern Beaches Council to provide a key community precinct that preserves the area’s unique character and natural beauty.

“Church Point is one of our most iconic community precincts,” Rob Stokes said today.

“Council is currently introducing generational improvements throughout the precinct and there’s now an important opportunity for the NSW Government to further contribute to this project.

“It’s vital that the low-key character of Church Point is maintained and its historic purpose as a community and commuter precinct continues.

“Despite millions currently being invested in community infrastructure improvements at Church Point – the former Pasadena site is literally the missing piece in the puzzle.

“Its location in the centre of the community precinct is prohibitive in enabling Council to proceed with broader landscaping, recreational and community infrastructure improvements.

“I’m pleased the NSW Government is able to continue supporting Council in pursuing improvements at Church Point,” Rob Stokes said.


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