The latest design proposal for Police Station
_Update: 21/1/12. The government's Joint Regional Planning Panel approved the updated $9.65m four storey development of the heritage-listed Police Station this week.
The previous proposal of a more modern-looking seven storey redevelopment (see picture below) caused community outcry that it was too large and not in keeping with the historic significance of the site and its surrounding buildings, was fortunately shelved resulting in a more appropriate redevelopment being approved.
Old design was seen as inappropriate for the site.
The recent design to upgrade the old Police Station in the 1920s historic streetscape of Belgrave Street by building a seven storey masonry tower has gone back to the drawing boards following an outcry from locals. Working together Manly Council and local member Mike Baird have instigated a far better outcome for this important site.
The latest design has been reduced to a more appropriate four storey building with parking underground. The style will be more in keeping with its historic surrounds of the old court house and Town Hall.
Excellent outcome! We look forward to seeing the new proposal.
_It's sad we have lost so many little penguins at Manly Cove, but the colony around Little Manly seems to be in good shape. Have you sighted any penguins recently? http://manly-daily.whereilive.com.au/news/story/traumatic-times-make-penguins-a-rare-breed/.
(If you are interesting in volunteering to watch over the little penguin nesting areas during the breeding season call the National Parks & Wildlife Service on 9960 6266).
_You could be forgiven for thinking you were walking down 'Used Car Alley' in Parramatta Road rather than The Corso Manly. Why does Council continue to use tacky bunting for festive occasions?
First we had plastic green and red bunting for Christmas and now small flags for Australia Day.
I think it looks cheap and very dated. What do you think?
_Were you living in Manly when we had the old Harbour Pool? A documentary by local Marian Hambly on "Reflections of Manly Pool" which will be shown at Manly Fishos Tuesday 10th January*, will no doubt rekindle the debate as to whether a proper harbour pool and walkway linking the wharf and Oceanworld should be reinstated as a way to revitalise Manly Cove.
(Showing at Manly Fishos, Raglan Street, 7 for 7.30pm. $10 to support Eco Divers and Two Hands Project.)
What do you think? Do you remember the old harbour pool? What would need to be done today to make such a facility more environmentally-friendly for example?
_Have you seen the new proposals to further reduce and recycle rubbish on the Northern Beaches?
As a joint initiative between Manly, Mosman, Pittwater and Warringah Councils the proposal will result in the average house or ‘single dwelling’ garbage service being:
Candy Bingham, Deputy Mayor, Northern Beaches Council. Background in marketing, public relations & community engagement. Author of five business books. Former Lady Mayoress of Sydney. Aka Candy Tymson.