Holmesville

Consultation has concluded for this stage of the project. If you would like further information please view the Communications and Engagement Report under Related Documents.

Thank you to everyone for your ideas, feedback and contribution to Council’s recent consultation on the repurposing of the former Holmesville Tennis Court site. We have received lots of great ideas from many community members and organisations in and around Holmesville.

The project will progress under the guidance of a Community Working Group that will steer the project and continue the strong community involvement in the future of the site. The Community Working Group consists of residents and members from Mum’s Cottage, West Wallsend District Sustainable Neighbourhood Group, Sugar Valley Neighbourhood Centre and the Holmesville Progress Association.

So what does

Thank you to everyone for your ideas, feedback and contribution to Council’s recent consultation on the repurposing of the former Holmesville Tennis Court site. We have received lots of great ideas from many community members and organisations in and around Holmesville.

The project will progress under the guidance of a Community Working Group that will steer the project and continue the strong community involvement in the future of the site. The Community Working Group consists of residents and members from Mum’s Cottage, West Wallsend District Sustainable Neighbourhood Group, Sugar Valley Neighbourhood Centre and the Holmesville Progress Association.

So what does Holmesville need?

Many of the 55 submissions received included more than one suggestion for the future of the site. Importantly, of the 55 submissions, 32 included the suggestion of a community garden and 27 included a Men’s Shed.

Some local residents shared concerns about some potential uses. Those concerns have been recorded and will be considered as the project progresses.

If you would like more information about the community engagement activities or results, please view the Communications and Engagement Report under Related Documents.

The next steps

Members of the Community Working Group will be involved in the development of a plan for the future use of the site.

Council officers will continue to work with the community and will submit a report of recommendations for the future use of the site to Council later this year.

We are looking forward to working with you on this project to again make this area a valuable space for the Holmesville community to use and enjoy.

If you would like further information on this project, please contact Community Development Officer, Emma Hawke, by email ehawke@lakemac.nsw.gov.au or call 4921 0333.

Thank you for your time and valued contribution to the Holmesville project.

Consultation has concluded for this stage of the project. If you would like further information please view the Communications and Engagement Report under Related Documents.
  • Consultation in Holmesville heartland

    almost 4 years ago
    Then down to business

    A number of residents from the Holmesville community braved the rain to discuss the future of the former Holmesville tennis court site last Saturday 2 May 2015.

    More than 30 residents and members of community organisations came along to put forward suggestions for the disused site.

    Community Development Officer, Emma Hawke, said the event was successful despite the weather and the dampened numbers of attendees.

    “Holmesville is a close knit-community and many people at the event said they had been discussing the project with neighbours and other community members,” said Ms Hawke.

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    A number of residents from the Holmesville community braved the rain to discuss the future of the former Holmesville tennis court site last Saturday 2 May 2015.

    More than 30 residents and members of community organisations came along to put forward suggestions for the disused site.

    Community Development Officer, Emma Hawke, said the event was successful despite the weather and the dampened numbers of attendees.

    “Holmesville is a close knit-community and many people at the event said they had been discussing the project with neighbours and other community members,” said Ms Hawke.

    “It was great to see families joining Council to talk about what they would like for the future of this valuable community asset and how their children would utilise the site.”

    “So far, the community has been really responsive with a number of suggestions already coming through, the popular ones include a children’s cycle park and a practical area for sports, barbecue facilities, community garden and Men’s Shed.”

    There are still two weeks for community suggestions on the future use of the former Holmesville tennis court site, if you live in or near Holmesville and you want to get involved jump online at www.haveyoursaylakemac/Holmesville before Friday 22 May 2015.



  • Media release - Ideas sought for future use of former Holmesville tennis site

    almost 4 years ago
    Ideas sought for future use of former Holmesville tennis site

    Lake Macquarie City Council wants residents, community groups and businesses to have their say on the future use of the former Holmesville tennis site.



    Ideas sought for future use of former Holmesville tennis site

    Lake Macquarie City Council wants residents, community groups and businesses to have their say on the future use of the former Holmesville tennis site.