"Your chance to 'SAVE' the Beach Volleyball facilities on the Peregian Beach Bowls Club"
Here's a vision for the Peregian Beach Bowls Club and Volleyball site land. The vision is exciting, in keeping with sport & recreation and is economically viable.
'The Sunshine Coast Sports & Recreation Social Club, Peregian Beach'
A healthy place to hang out
Point of difference....a place for young people from different active endeavors to get together.
(with no alcohol ....no sugary soft drink.....more nutritious food)
Honorary membership in the club would go to all our recognized up & coming athletes...role models…ambassadors
The Sport and Recreation club's primary members would be 16 to 26 year old local elite athletes ...working with their parents to acknowledge the value of community contribution and nurturing a healthy place to socialize.
Activities at the club's premises for the communities use would include:
all weather pool tables
+ a great place to socialize
nutrition classes and workshops,
+ the occasional outdoor cinema.
Sponsorship - every government grant - local elite sports physio's & health practitioners and food & beverage that provides nutrition to young people who take pride in their well being.
Calling all parents who are bringing up their children on the north end of the Sunshine Coast.
We must find ways of implementing the values & visions for our community so the unique character of this place we live is not homogenized by the system.
It has become obvious the town plan (new or old) and council's master plan design teams cannot protect our unique character.
It is being left up to the local community itself to protect & nurture public places for our kids to grow up in & for us to grow old in!
Case in point: ' Ground Hog day in Peregian Beach.'
The owner terminates the existing use of the place, the place is left disused, in disrepair and becomes ugly....bingo...grounds for demonstrating the community does not need it (as the community is not able to access it)...the justification is then used by the owner ...’wouldn't it be better for the community to have a Supermarket that generated infrastructure revenue for Council, provided short term construction jobs and provided more carparks’.
Knowing these developer tactics to take over valuable designated sport & recreation land and realizing no discretionary funds would be allocated by Council to secure this land, we took it upon ourselves to instigate the public forums and independent university studies to show public opinion & future public recreational needs in Peregian Beach.
Low and behold....the majority of community groups & traders association are not in favour of displacing the commercial centre of the town and wish for the Bowls club property to be used for open space recreation.
Well it now comes down to the committee at Pine Rivers Memorial Bowls Club.
Will they allow our community to have the opportunity to purchase the property at valuation price, or are they just out to get the most amount of money for the land ( development rates), wasting valuable time and money as the community & council will continue to fight against such proposals, all the way to court?
THE DESIGN PLAN
If our community likes the idea, we will present the sketch design
Site Plan for everyone to review & discuss.
THE BUSINESS PLAN
‘Recycling’ the existing recreation facilities.
Revenue generated from: beach volleyball, beach tennis, barefoot bowls, young yoga, social bar, membership fees, seminars/classes/workshops and sponsorship.
With this model, ample income is generated that would ensure a strong, profitable club, if the land was purchased at council's land valuation (for the sport and recreation preferred use land) of between $500,000 and $800,000.
The only hurdle stopping this idea from becoming reality is that the current owners (Pine Rivers) are asking for a price ($1.6M) that is not taking into account the zoning, condition of premises and use of the land. The difference between this developer targeted price and what the land is actually worth would either need to be reduced, or the difference would need to be made up from grants, philanthropists or council.
If you like this idea - comment below or like on Peregian Beach Village Facebook page...let's not lose the character of this place.
DO YOU WANT TO BRING YOUR KIDS UP IN
A TOWN OF SHOPPING CENTRES ?