The long awaited toilet block at Little Manly Point is one step closer after Northern Beaches Council approved funds for the work.
Although building will not start until next financial year (2012/22), it's a big win for the Manly community, and something I've been calling for for years.
Little Manly Point is a popular spot, which iloved by picnickers, fishermen and young people in the evenings. There is also a children's playground, that is in line for a revamp.
At the moment the nearest toilets are the small block at Little Manly beach (circled on map). Volunteers at the Point on Clean Up Australia Day found out the hard way that some people don't bother to walk to the toilet block, but do it in the bush instead.
The Council has now allocated $500,000 for work to be carried out in the 2021/22 financial year.
Little Manly Point public amenities had initially been left off the budget plans, but I was able to work with council staff to bring the funds forward.
In exchange, the repositioning of the West Esplanade accessible toilet will be postponed until 2023/24 at the earliest. This work will restore the graceful look of the historic West Esplanade amenities block, while still providing an accessible facility.
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.