Future use of Northbridge Bowling Club

Consultation has concluded

Northbridge Bowling Club has been well used for a range of community and sporting activities for over 60 years. In July 2015 the Northbridge Bowling Club closed voluntarily due to low member numbers, at which time the facilities were handed over to Willoughby City Council’s care and control.

Council is now in the process of investigating options for the future of the former Northbridge Bowling Club building, the bowling green and the Warners Park Centre.

As part of this process we’re keen to involve the local community in exploring community uses that may be appropriate for these buildings and open space.

Please take a moment to complete this short survey and provide us with your ideas for this important site.


Northbridge Bowling Club has been well used for a range of community and sporting activities for over 60 years. In July 2015 the Northbridge Bowling Club closed voluntarily due to low member numbers, at which time the facilities were handed over to Willoughby City Council’s care and control.

Council is now in the process of investigating options for the future of the former Northbridge Bowling Club building, the bowling green and the Warners Park Centre.

As part of this process we’re keen to involve the local community in exploring community uses that may be appropriate for these buildings and open space.

Please take a moment to complete this short survey and provide us with your ideas for this important site.


Consultation has concluded
  • Development Application lodged for change of purpose - Northbridge Bowling Club building

    about 2 months ago

    In late 2015 Council undertook consultation and the community provided feedback on the future uses of the Northbridge Bowling Club site.

    Following a resolution of Council, a Development Application has recently been lodged for the change of use for the former Northbridge Bowling Club building. This includes a café on the ground floor and adjacent outdoor space and general community use on the first floor.

    We will keep the community informed of the next stages of this project which will be dependent on the outcome of the DA.

    The DA-2017/361 can be reviewed on Council’s website www.willoughby.nsw.gov.au... Continue reading

    In late 2015 Council undertook consultation and the community provided feedback on the future uses of the Northbridge Bowling Club site.

    Following a resolution of Council, a Development Application has recently been lodged for the change of use for the former Northbridge Bowling Club building. This includes a café on the ground floor and adjacent outdoor space and general community use on the first floor.

    We will keep the community informed of the next stages of this project which will be dependent on the outcome of the DA.

    The DA-2017/361 can be reviewed on Council’s website www.willoughby.nsw.gov.au under Development – Application Tracking. Submissions close Tuesday 24 October 2017.


  • Willoughby Council thanks you for your input into the consultation for the former Northbridge Bowling Club and Warners Park Site

    8 months ago

    Willoughby Council would like to thank you for you for participating in the community consultation conducted by Council and Elton Consulting in late 2015. Your input helped identify community needs and future uses of the former Northbridge Men's Bowling Club facilities and Warner's Park Centre.

    We have listened to your concerns about the site as well as the opportunities that you identified.

    We are pleased to let you know that Willoughby Council is moving forward with long term plans to determine future uses for both the buildings and related facilities, to provide benefits to the local community.

    A report summarising... Continue reading

    Willoughby Council would like to thank you for you for participating in the community consultation conducted by Council and Elton Consulting in late 2015. Your input helped identify community needs and future uses of the former Northbridge Men's Bowling Club facilities and Warner's Park Centre.

    We have listened to your concerns about the site as well as the opportunities that you identified.

    We are pleased to let you know that Willoughby Council is moving forward with long term plans to determine future uses for both the buildings and related facilities, to provide benefits to the local community.

    A report summarising the consultation results and future uses of the site was endorsed by Council on Tuesday 29th, March 2016. In summary, Council will;

    • Firstly, there will be call for registrations of interest for a commercial café operator for the bottom floor of the former Northbridge Men's Bowling Club Bowling Club building and one Bowling Green. The results of this will be reported to Council.

    • In the short term, the top floor of the bowling club building will continue to function as a multipurpose community space for hire. This will allow the site to be utilised by the community while plans for long term refurbishments are made and implemented.

    • After the commercial tenants are considered, expressions of interest will be publicly sought from community groups and other interested parties for further uses of the site.

    To read the full Council Report please click here

    Willoughby Council thanks you for your participation and will keep you up to date on any future progress.