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Argyle Centre and Ryde Bowling Club Sites

Consultation closed on 12 April 2015

Council is currently considering its options for the best use of two of its vacant sites known as the Argyle Centre and the Ryde Bowling Club.

Council is excited about the options available for the community in utilising these two sites. For the Argyle Centre, this includes developing the site to provide additional retail, residential or commercial space that will increase revenue from other sources other than rates, and reinforcing Council’s commitment in keeping the Council’s rates as low as possible.

The Ryde Bowling Club site is currently vacant and provides the opportunity to provide essential community space, whilst also considering activating the disused bowling green for recreational sport. 

Latest Updates

Ryde Bowling Club Project Update - February 2018

Published on 9 February 2018

Council is making general repairs and carrying out compliance works to the perimeter, access points, dog off leash area and scooter track. We are also building a recreation space on the former bowling green, making repairs to the building façade and carrying out minor works to ensure the building’s safe for public access and can be used as a heritage information centre.

The three open space areas (dog off leash area, scooter track and kick-about) will be open to the public and these works are due to be complete by the end of February 2018. 


Ryde Bowling Club - Update on Request for Proposal

Published on 22 December 2015

Council has prepared the Request For Proposal (RFP) document and is finalising some matters with the Department of Crown Lands relating to the community use of the land. It is expected that the RFP will be released on TenderLink in early 2016 pending approval from the Minister for Primary Industries. During the tender period, Council will conduct an onsite inspection of the Bowling Club for prospective tenderers and hold an information session to provide general information on how to complete the tender application. Please complete the ‘Subscribe to project updates’ below to receive future updates. Council looks forward to seeing the site reactivated. 

Council Resolution 12 May 2015

Published on 13 May 2015

At its meeting 12 May 2015, Council Resolved to:

'(a) That Council endorses proceeding to an EOI process in respect of the Ryde Bowling Club as detailed in Option 4 in the report, for the long term use of the community facility known as the Ryde Bowling Club, seeking to accommodate a mix of community and recreational uses that are permissible under the current zoning, subject to public access being provided for community use. 

(b) That Council notes the outcomes of the community consultation regarding 33-41 Blaxland Road Ryde and endorses proceeding with Option 2 as detailed in the report, to the next stage of the project which is to provide a detailed report to the Office of Local Government and report any assessment details provided back to Council. 

(c) That Council note and endorse the outcome of the Community consultation process.'

Have Your Say is now closed

Published on 12 April 2015

Submissions closed Sunday, 12 April 2015.

Past Information Session

Published on 19 March 2015

A community information session was held on Wednesday, 18 March 2015 at the Ryde Civic Centre.

Last updated on 9 February 2018