The Manly Warringah Sea Eagles Centre of Excellence and Northern Grandstand will future-proof 4 Pines Park, Brookvale for future generations.
The new facilities will support Club development, both on and off the field, whilst also bolstering future ambitions of launching a women’s NRL team, further enhancing youth sporting development, and expanding community programs and initiatives.
Dedicated and multi-purpose community facilities will also feature, allowing the Club to further expand its community programs and initiatives.
What specific facilities will be included?
Key features of the development are outlined below:
- 3,000 seat undercover grandstand.
- High performance gym and training centre.
- Medical and sports rehabilitation facilities.
- Administration offices and meeting rooms.
- Multi-purpose community and education area.
- Facilities for youth and female sports participation.
Where will the facility be located?
The Centre of Excellence and Northern Grandstand is being constructed at the Northern end of 4 Pines Park, Brookvale, where the big screen and Family Hill were previously located.
Where is the Family Hill located during construction?
The Sea Eagles understand the importance of the Family Hill and have therefore relocated this to the Southern end of the Eastern Hill for now.
How much is the project costing?
The total cost of the Centre of Excellence and Northern Grandstand development is $33.1m.
How is the project being funded?
The project is being funded via contributions from the following project partners:
- NSW Government ($20m)
- Federal Government ($12.5m)
- Manly Warringah Sea Eagles ($600k)
How much Council / ratepayer funding is being used?
No Council / ratepayer funding is being used to deliver the project.
What facilities will be available to the community?
A multi-purpose community meeting room will be available for community use via a facility booking system managed by the Sea Eagles.
Will the venue remain open during construction?
The venue will remain open during construction, however there will be times when the public and user groups will not have access to the Northern end during construction for safety reasons. These dates will be clearly communicated to user groups and the community well in advance.
Who will be managing the Centre of Excellence?
Manly Warringah Sea Eagles will be based within the Centre of Excellence and will manage its operations including bookings of the multi-purpose community meeting room and other relevant facilities within the building.
How will traffic be managed?
A traffic impact analysis has been conducted for this project. Loading and service vehicles will access the venue from Alfred Street, as per current operations. Timing of these service vehicle movements will be outside of school peak pick up and drop off times.
It has been calculated that the project will create an increase of 22 vehicles in the morning peak and 20 vehicles in the afternoon peak. As this is a relatively minor increase in vehicle access, it is anticipated that the project will have limited impact on local traffic.
How will parking be managed?
A ground level carpark will be used for the Centre of Excellence. This will be accessed via the existing Alfred Street driveway. This carpark will provide an additional 15 spaces to the existing 45 spaces on site.
Will the Sea Eagles be able to host games at 4 Pines Park during construction?
Yes, the venue will remain operational during construction, however capacity will be reduced during this period. Attendance will be subject to the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Will the turf be upgraded as part of the project?
Northern Beaches Council has committed funding to the 4 Pines Park turf upgrade with the delivery of the turf upgrade project to be managed under the supervision of the Sea Eagles. It has not yet been confirmed yet exactly when the turf upgrade will occur.
When did construction commence on site?
How long will the construction process take?
It is envisaged that the construction process will take between 12 – 18 months to complete.