There are so many great deals in Manly so the Manly Centre Management team has put together two x one-page flyers to make it simple. Find out where the meal deals are and the latest Bar in Manly. You can download below:
Hundreds of people crammed into the Manly Bowling Club yesterday to hear forty speakers against the proposed Royal Far West Development opposite Manly Beach, before the NSW Planning Assessment Commission.
Major concerns were raised about the total lack of consultation, lack of required reports such as a social impact study and relevant traffic studies, major overshadowing of the beach, promenade and school grounds; and the future of the Manly Village Public School and Community Centre nearby.
It is expected a determination will be made by the Commission (PAC) by the end of March.
This Report on ABC Statewide program on 15/2/13 covers the issue well:
Should Nos 34 & 36 Stuart Street on Little Manly Beach be sold? Frankly, I don’t know but I'm certainly not in support of this rash and rushed decision which was passed on Monday night (11/2/13) by the Liberal majority.
As a Councillor I have not been given any alternative options; I haven’t seen the plans for the park that Council commissioned for this land less than 6 months ago; I have no idea what the land would be worth once it was carved up into even smaller parcels; I don’t know what other assets Council has that could be sold to meet any shortfall; I don’t know how much Council has raised in Section 94 Contributions specially for this Little Manly area.
…… in fact as a Councillor I’ve been given absolutely no information to support this sale. Where is the due process in this matter? Why isn’t Council following proper procedures?
No’s 34 and 36 Stuart Street were purchased for the express purpose of one day being incorporated into a new community park, and they have been reserved for ‘Open Space’ for approximately 50 years.
The message that ‘rates will go up and Council can’t afford this plan’ is misleading. Council has many assets on its books which could be classified ‘surplus to requirements’ – why aren’t we investigating the option of selling another asset rather than foreshore land. Where is the due process in making this decision?
The Mayor, Jean Hay, has decided these properties will be sold to pay off the debt of Council's purchase of No. 40 Stuart Street which is the land closest to the existing reserve. Where is the open and transparent process in this decision? Where is the community consultation? What are our other options? Why are we selling such a valuable asset to justify the purchase of another? It just doesn't make sense.
Forget it! Anyone who travels across the Spit Bridge has no doubt experienced the increased delays caused by the trial closure of the Pearl Bay Ave at Beauty Point. This joint agreement between the Mayors of Mosman, Manly, Warringah & Pittwater clearly doesn’t work, it’s time to reinstate this alternative route.
Reports of families now having to take two cars instead of one because of increased traffic times of up to 20 minutes means they can't do drop offs along the way, considerable increase in traffic generally and more clogging of this already clogged-up road. It makes no sense. It's not a 'rat-run', it's a legitimate route to local day-care centres and a more direct route to other areas of Sydney.
Redevelopment Cnr South Steyne & Wentworth Street.
Be Alarmed! The 9 storey hotel building opposite Manly Beach as part of the Royal Far West (RFW) redevelopment has been recommended by Department of Planning (not Manly Council) to go ahead. It will overshadow the beach from 4.45pm in Summer but no-one seems to care. This can't be allowed to happen.
Attend the Public Meeting on Monday 18th February, 3pm at the Manly Bowling Club Raglan Street before the NSW Planning Assessment Commission. This will be your last chance to register your concerns.
(Meeting now changed to 4pm due to public demand)
This site is long overdue for redevelopment but the proposed 9 and 7 storey buildings were what was done in the 1980s when we didn't know any better. Most buildings nearby are heritage, and 2 - 4 storeys only.
You can download a general flyer that outlines the issues in relation to this over-development below:
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.