Myles Dunphy Reserve
The former Oatley Bowling Club site is part of Myles Dunphy
Reserve, predominantly bushland which is owned by Hurstville
Council, and is zoned 6(a) Open Space.
We the undersigned:
i) Ask Council to recognise and maintain this site as publicly owned
land to continue to be used for public recreational purposes as per
the objectives of Zone No. 6(a) - Open Space Zone.
ii) Strongly object to the sale and any rezoning of any portion of
Myles Dunphy Reserve, named in honour of a former Oatley resident
who is regarded as the Father of Conservation in NSW.
iii) Urgently call on Council to consult with the community to
determine the future community use of the former Oatley Bowling
Club site, which is public land.
Oatley Residents Against Overdevelopment, Inc.
• Community suggestions for site
The overwhelming majority appear to want the former bowling club site to be used as a Bush/Park
and/or Community facility.
The following is a summary of over 100 suggestions made:
1. Many suggestions indicated a wish to see the site converted to a bush park. Some suggestions
involved conversion to a park including:
a. BBQ and picnic facilities, with better walking tracks within Myles Dunphy Reserve.
b. Use as a Biobanking site to invest in tree planting offsetting developers' tree removal.
c. Kids' playground
2. Use of the existing building as a Community Centre:
" A centre for sustainable living (e.g. Macarthur Centre) eg building powered by solar and the use
of recycled water and rainwater tanks.
" Environment Centre (eg Sutherland Environment Centre, Manly Environment Centre) to be
managed by concerned residents such as ORAO, OFF, NPACommunity Education centre,
" Arts/Heritage/Culture Centre, Community Club, Youth Centre, Community, Movie Hall and Yoga.
3. Bowling Club Greens area to be used for outdoor sports activities such as:
Mini soccer fields, Hockey, Netball courts, cricket, with floodlight towers powered by solar
4. Community Garden - vegetables, native flowers