Council to acquire Denistone Sports Club

Published on 12 January 2024


In accordance with a Council resolution from May 2023, the City of Ryde has executed a contract for the acquisition of the Denistone Sports Club at 59 Chatham Road, Denistone.

Council’s acquisition of this property will ensure that this important open space and community facility will remain available for our community to use well into the future. 

Council has purchased this property from the Carlingford Sports and Bowling Club (“The Club”). The Club needs to satisfy a number of conditions prior to Council taking formal ownership of the property and this process may take several months.

During this period, the site will continue to be managed and maintained by the existing owner and Council will not have any involvement in the operation of the site. 

Following the contract conditions being met, Council will initiate a community consultation process on the potential future use of the site.

Council has engaged with the lawn bowlers who currently use the site to understand their needs and expectations and will seek a suitable agreement with them to continue bowling activities at Denistone Sports Club until the longer-term management of the site is finalised.

Further updates will be provided as the transfer of the land to Council’s ownership progresses.