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Denistone East Bowling Club Site - Stage 2

Consultation closed on 28 February 2017
For the latest project update please see Latest Updates below. 


In September 2016, the City of Ryde completed Stage 1 of its two-stage community consultation process for the future use of the former Denistone East Bowling Club site (the site). Situated at the corner of Kings Road and Salter Crescent, the building and its two lawns are currently vacant and present a great potential opportunity for recreation and community uses. 
During Stage 1 of consultation, Council received over 200 responses including your ideas, thoughts and preferred uses for the site. Based on your feedback, Council has now developed four potential options for the site and is ready to undertake Stage 2 of the community consultation process. 
For Stage 2, Council would like to hear from you again, this time on the suitability of the four proposed options. The Stage 2 community consultation will occur between 28 November 2016 and 28 February 2017. During this time there will be an online survey, a community workshop and a drop-in BBQ onsite for you to provide your feedback.

The site

The Denistone East Bowling Club is situated at the corner of Kings Road and Salter Crescent, the building and its two lawns are currently vacant: but pose a great opportunity for recreation and community uses.

Project history

Since the closure of the Bowling Club in 2012, and as a result of consultation in 2013 we heard the following from the community on the area and the future use of the site.

The key issues include:

  • Ensuring pedestrian safety (especially during school pick-up/drop-off)
  • Maintaining adequate parking
  • Maintaining community land and community open space
  • Providing meeting and social spaces
  • Addressing the traffic congestion in the area adjoining the site

In August 2015, Minimbah Challenge Inc. withdrew their interest in the property and at this time the Council resolved that the community would be consulted before calling any further Expressions of Interest for this site. 


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Stage 1

31 August - 30 September 2016
In Stage 1 your input, views and thoughts for the site came through via an online survey, drop-in session and workshop. Based on these ideas, Council will then develop options for the use of the Bowling Club site. 

Stage 1 outcomes
During Stage 1, you gave your thoughts and ideas for preferred uses for site. The preferred future uses included:

  • Passive open space
  • Active recreation space
  • Community accessible hall
  • Kiosk or restaurant/café.
Key considerations included:
  • Maintaining accessibility for local residents
  • Negating traffic and parking impacts particularly at school pick up and drop off times
  • Providing a meeting place for the community
  • Providing a mix of uses

To view a copy of the Outcomes Report click here.

Stage 2

28 November 2016 – 28 February 2017
Stage 2 presents four options for the site for you to consider. In developing these options Council has considered the community feedback from Stage 1, site and location constraints, and traffic and parking implications. On the next page you will see the four site use options with indicative images. 

  • Options 1 and 2 include removal of the building to provide passive and/or active recreation spaces but does not include any indoor community spaces.
  • Options 3 and 4 provide indoor community spaces in addition to passive and/or active recreation space but will require between 20-50 onsite parking spaces.

The final uses and inclusions under each option will depend on the budget approved by Council and other site development compliance requirements. 

The options
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Option 1

Option 2

Option 3

Option 4

Have Your Say

You can Have Your Say regarding the future use of the Denistone East Bowling Club site in a number of ways including online or at one of the community events. The face-to-face events will be a great chance to have some of your questions answered and gather a better understanding of the project context and process. 

Online survey
Complete the online survey here. The survey will be open between Monday 28 November 2016 and Tuesday 28 February 2017. If you are unable to fill in this survey, please contact Council's Customer Service team on 9952 8222 who will assist you in completing the survey over the phone. Submissions will be received up until 4.30pm on Tuesday 28 February 2017.

Community workshop
Come along to the community workshop to get a better understanding of the four proposed site options, implications (cost, development, traffic and parking), feasibility and design considerations.
Date: Thursday 9 February 2017
Time: 6.00 - 8.00pm
Location: Denistone East Public School Hall, 47-63 Lovell Rd, Denistone East

Drop-in BBQ
Drop in to discuss the potential future uses and join us for a BBQ.
Date: Saturday 11 February 2017
Time: Anytime between 11.00am - 1.30pm
Location:Top Lawn, Denistone East Bowling Club, Kings Rd & Salter Cres, Denistone East

The City of Ryde look forward to hearing your views on this project and the future opportunities for this site.

Next steps

March 2017 - June 2017
The outcomes of the Stage 1 and Stage 2 community consultation, along with the site and location constraints, implications (cost, development, traffic and parking), commercial feasibility, design considerations and community needs will be presented to Council in a report for their consideration.
June 2017 onwards
Based on Council’s decision and approved budget, designs for the selected option will be developed and presented to the community for further feedback and finalisation. 


Latest Updates

Have Your Say on the concept design for Kings Park is now open

Published on 5 November 2018

Have your say on the concept design for Kings Park (former Denistone East Bowling Club site) is now open until Sunday 25 November 2018.  Click here to view the project page.

Council Resolution 27 June 2017

Published on 17 July 2017

At its meeting on Tuesday 27 June 2017, Council resolved:

(a) That Council endorse the implementation of passive and active recreation open space (Community Consultation Option 2) on the land known as Denistone Bowling Club and allocate a total of $2.2 million to be funded by Developer Contributions and be adjusted in the Four Year Delivery Plan accordingly ($400,000 in 2018/19 and $1.8M in 2019/20) for this purpose.

(b) That Council write to all who took part in the community consultation for the Denistone Bowling Club advising of the Council’s resolution and thanking them for their time and input.

(c) That staff investigate the feasibility of including a small scale community facility within the overall design.

Report to Council 20 June 2017

Published on 8 June 2017

A report on the community consultation outcomes will be presented to Council's Works and Community Committee on Tuesday 20 June 2017.

Information about participating in Council meeting, including how to register to speak, is available here

Have Your Say is now closed - Stage 2

Published on 1 March 2017

Stage 2 of the Denistone East Bowling Club community consultation closed on Tuesday, 28 February 2017.

Have Your Say is now open - Stage 2

Published on 28 November 2016

Stage 2 of the Denistone East Bowling Club community consultation is currently open for feedback until Tuesday, 28 February 2017.

Have your Say is now closed - Stage 1

Published on 30 September 2016

Stage 1 Community Consultation of the Denistone East Bowling Club is now complete.

Have Your Say is now open - Stage 1

Published on 31 August 2016

The future use of the Denistone East Bowling Club is currently open for feedback until Friday, 30 September 2016.

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Last updated on 5 November 2018