The development of the Coogee Golf Complex is a proposal. It's important to note that not all proposals progress to the construction phase due to various factors like land and environmental constraints. Council also plays a crucial role in evaluating the proposal's viability and its benefits to the community. The following provides a summary of the work completed and outlines the upcoming steps.
2006 - Council approved to undertake a feasibility study to determine the potential for development of a golf course on publicly owned land north of King Street, south of McTaggart Cove, east of Cockburn Road and west of Hamilton Road.
2017 - Flora and fauna studies were undertaken on the site to help understand the potential impact of the golf complex. The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation approved groundwater allocation for the site and the Department of Lands approved sub-leasing of the land.
2018 - The proposed Coogee Golf Complex was included in the City of Cockburn Community, Sport and Recreation Plan 2018-2033 which identified that a business case would be developed in 2018, with no further activity identified until 2027-2028.
2018 - A business case was developed to undertake a needs assessment and to present options and concepts. Greg Norman Golf Course Designs were contracted for this purpose.
2021 - The Glen Flood Group developed a business plan for the complex.
10 August 2023 - Council voted to update the flora and fauna studies and conduct assessments to ensure compliance with relevant Aboriginal Heritage legislation. These studies are required before any future steps can be determined.
Future - In the City's Long Term Financial Plan, there is $9.9 million set aside for the Coogee Golf Complex, should it be deemed viable to go ahead.