Alienation of public land

Recently there was a matter finalised by Willoughby Council. It concerned the way that the Northern Suburbs Tennis Association had dealt with land leased from Council. Basically, the Association sub-leased the land to a third party (Love’n Duece). This situation had been ongoing for many years.

In West Ward there is at least one parcel of public land in a similar situation. This is the Tennis Courts at  52 Fullers. These courts are leased from Council but sub-leased to a tennis operator.

Another large parcel of public land that has been alienated for many years covers three holes of the Chatswood Golf Club in front of the O.H. Reid Reserve. Residents have been requesting reasonable access (at least around the perimeter of the course) for many years. These request have fallen on deaf ears.

Hopefully, when the lease is next reviewed the wider community good will be appropriately considered.


Local Projects

Working in your neighbourhood

Willoughby Council has earmarked funds for a number of projects within the West Ward. Some of these projects are shown in the map. These include:

  • $35,000 for upgrade of the half-sized oval in Greville St (west)
  • A Master Plan for the Youth Centre
  • $50,000 on the Lane Cove River Foreshore
  • $15,000 for O.H.Reid and Ferndale Park track upgrades
  • $130,000 for Kenneth Slessor Park

During my time on Council I found the allocation of project grants to be reasonably fair over a number of years. (Terry Fogarty)


If you have any comment about any of these projects, please leave your comment below.