DA finally approved by Wollongong City Council
Well our Development Application (DA) with Wollongong City Council has finally been approved.
Cost so far a staggering $22,000 and we haven't even dug a hole! Yes that's right we are a Non-Profit Charity Volunteer Organisation doing a great community service.
Our proposed building extensions on the southern side of the surf club include ground floor storage area for club lifesaving & surf sports equipment plus council lifeguard quad bike & rescue equipment. The 2nd level will have a Secretary's Office, Training & Meeting Room with kitchen facilities, toilets plus disable lift access. The extensions plus upstairs being fully fitted, costs are estimated at $1Million at least.
Discussions at club management level started in October 2010 and initially we had our first DA knocked back & also a Review of that DA knocked back by Wollongong City Council. This application is our 2nd one. So to say it has been frustrating is an understatement.
The club would like to thank Bulli Plan Services (Building Plans, Site Layout & Site Analysis), Detom Planning(Construction Notes) and TCG Planning (Statement of Environmental Effects). Our Member for Heathcote Mr Lee Evanshas also been very supportive to our cause.
The hard work now starts again with Construction Plans to be obtained and of course the very important factor of dollars to make this a reality. Our management team will be on the look out for local/state/federal grants, sponsorship and of course our members will be involved in fund raising activities.
If there are any companies out there that would like to become involved in sponsorship with our building extensions please contact our Club President email@example.com