It’s been a long time coming, but thanks to a grant from the NSW Government and the work of our local member, Mike Baird, Manly Life Saving Club is finally able to start the much-needed upgrade of their facilities. The $350,000 grant will allow the club to begin stage one of their redevelopment, which involves a complete overhaul of their amenities block. (The current amenities were built in the 1960s when the club only had six female members- it now has over 900, so it’s no surprise that these members in particular are looking forward to the upgrade!)
The Club will also be refurbishing their training hall to increase their training program, and has plans to redevelop the equipment storage areas.
It’s wonderful to see our iconic Manly club getting the upgrade it needs. What do you think of the plans to refurbish?
Does anyone have a photograph of the Clubhouse before the existing one?
The overflow stormwater pipe at North Steyne has been an eyesore for years and the cause of many an accident, one in particular causing a surfer to become a paraplegic.
The Council has received two independent reports stating that the removal of the pipe will have minimal effect on the waves at North Steyne but local surfers claim that rain water coming out of the pipe changes the sand banks and therefore conditions.
Should it stay or go?
What do you think?
Candy Bingham, Manly Ward Councillor on Northern Beaches Council. Background in marketing, public relations and community engagement. Author of five business books. Former Lady Mayoress of Sydney. Aka Candy Tymson.