Update: Hugo's gained approval, for a three year trial, to expand its restaurant onto the outdoor wharf area at the August meeting of the Manly Independent Assessment Panel. Although this space has been leased by Hugo's for some years, many felt that it should have been maintained as public space.
(You can view the MIAP decision and Conditions at the end of this post)
We all love Hugo's restaurant on Manly Wharf, but is it reasonable for them to expand their operation further onto the public walkway?
A current development application (DA) before Manly Council is seeking approval to expand outdoor seating to the existing public wharf along the south-western side area including three umbrella's, thirty-six seats., alternations and additions to the stairs and enclosure of the area.
At present this are is used by people to sit and eat ice-creams, bask in the sun, as a short-cut when running late for the ferry and as a popular public family seating place.
Manly Wharf is currently undergoing major change with the new Justin Hemmes' Latin-American restaurant to open shortly (next door to the Wharf hotel), and two new restaurants to be added to a new second level in the new year.
Want to know more? Visit Manly Council's website - Development Application 233/2103 and put in a submission by January 3, 2014.Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Development Application 233 / 2013
Attention: To The General Mananger
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Candy Bingham, Deputy Mayor & 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.