Council's three options over Cronulla car park proposal

The council car park adjacent to Club Cronulla. Picture: John Veage
The council car park adjacent to Club Cronulla. Picture: John Veage

Cronulla Bowling and Recreation Club (Club Cronulla) has been identified as the party which wishes to buy the adjoining council car park in Croydon Street.

The Leader revealed on October 1 a proposal had been made to the council for a development that would incorporate both sites, but details were being kept under wraps for commercial reasons.

 A report by council staff, which has now been made public, said the club intended to develop its land and was interested in purchasing the council car park for inclusion in its development.

The report said the council had three options:

  • Sell the car park on commercial terms.
  • Sell for a combination of additional car parking and cash compensation.
  • Not sell.

“The sale would result in a significant mixed-use development, further activating Cronulla, attracting more visitors whilst adding to traffic challenges,” the report said.

“The club is able to develop its site without council’s car park, leaving council’s car park isolated and reducing its future value.

“If sold, proceeds will be able to assist fund council’s adopted delivery program and improve its longer term financial position.”

The council’s services committee deferred the matter to the meeting of the full council on Monday, October 16.