Marine Parade Upgrades

Marine Parade walkway runs from Shelly Beach to South Steyne in Manly. A series of immediate and longer term works are planned along the walkway.

Marine Parade walkway runs from Shelly Beach to South Steyne in Manly. A series of immediate and longer term works are planned along the walkway.

  • Oceneanides Statue Back

    about 1 month ago

    Fairy Bower’s Oceanides sculpture has been reinstalled in bronze following a community crowd-funding campaign raising $57,000 of the $80,000 needed to have it remade. The remaining funds were provided by Council.

    Chief executive Mark Ferguson said the project was a wonderful example of residents and the council working together to achieve a worthwhile goal.

    The sculpture’s finishing touches are expected to be complete by Monday 11 September 2017

    Fairy Bower’s Oceanides sculpture has been reinstalled in bronze following a community crowd-funding campaign raising $57,000 of the $80,000 needed to have it remade. The remaining funds were provided by Council.

    Chief executive Mark Ferguson said the project was a wonderful example of residents and the council working together to achieve a worthwhile goal.

    The sculpture’s finishing touches are expected to be complete by Monday 11 September 2017

  • Works Delayed - Commencing July

    4 months ago

    We have now installed site fencing at Marine Parade Public Amenities Building.

    Works are scheduled to commence in the coming weeks.

    For any questions, please contact Nathan Innes, Project Manager on 0410 282 751 or 0405 430 109.


    We have now installed site fencing at Marine Parade Public Amenities Building.

    Works are scheduled to commence in the coming weeks.

    For any questions, please contact Nathan Innes, Project Manager on 0410 282 751 or 0405 430 109.


  • Works Commencing June 2017

    5 months ago

    We are replacing the Marine Parade Public Amenities Building that was damaged during the 2016 June storm.

    The new building will provide;

    • Family friendly and fully accessible bathroom
    • Shower and baby change table
    • Two separate unisex change rooms and toilet cubicles
    • Covered hand wash area
    • Water bubbler and refill station

    How will the works impact me?

    During the construction period June 2017 - Late September (weather permitting), the Marine Parade Walkway will be narrowed to accommodate the works and maintain pedestrian safety.

    Marine Parade will also experience some closures during the construction period to allow for deliveries, machinery and trades vehicles.

    For more information visit www.northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au or contact Council on 9976 1500

    We are replacing the Marine Parade Public Amenities Building that was damaged during the 2016 June storm.

    The new building will provide;

    • Family friendly and fully accessible bathroom
    • Shower and baby change table
    • Two separate unisex change rooms and toilet cubicles
    • Covered hand wash area
    • Water bubbler and refill station

    How will the works impact me?

    During the construction period June 2017 - Late September (weather permitting), the Marine Parade Walkway will be narrowed to accommodate the works and maintain pedestrian safety.

    Marine Parade will also experience some closures during the construction period to allow for deliveries, machinery and trades vehicles.

    For more information visit www.northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au or contact Council on 9976 1500

  • Marine Parade Amenities Block Land Licence, Manly

    6 months ago

    On the 15th November 2016 Council requested owners consent for lodgement of a DA for the construction of replacement public amenities on Marine Parade. The previous amenities block was destroyed in the June major storms.

    The replacement building will straddle land owned by Archdiocese of Sydney and Crown land (of which Council are Trustees). Council intends to build on a similar footprint as the previous public amenities building. Crown have already provided permission to go ahead with construction on their portion of the land.

    The Archdiocese has prepared a Licence Deed that provides permission for Council to use the relevant part of the Church land for the purpose of construction of an amenities block.

    The Licence Deed dictates that Council it is responsible for the amenities block construction costs and has all responsibility for its repair and maintenance.


    Submissions closed: Tuesday 16 May 2017.

    On the 15th November 2016 Council requested owners consent for lodgement of a DA for the construction of replacement public amenities on Marine Parade. The previous amenities block was destroyed in the June major storms.

    The replacement building will straddle land owned by Archdiocese of Sydney and Crown land (of which Council are Trustees). Council intends to build on a similar footprint as the previous public amenities building. Crown have already provided permission to go ahead with construction on their portion of the land.

    The Archdiocese has prepared a Licence Deed that provides permission for Council to use the relevant part of the Church land for the purpose of construction of an amenities block.

    The Licence Deed dictates that Council it is responsible for the amenities block construction costs and has all responsibility for its repair and maintenance.


    Submissions closed: Tuesday 16 May 2017.
  • How Can I be involved?

    8 months ago

    We aim to keep you up to date with progress on Marine Parade.

    You can have your say on the amenities block here

    Submissions closed: 12 February 2017

    How can I stay informed about the project as it progresses?


    We aim to keep you up to date with progress on Marine Parade.

    You can have your say on the amenities block here

    Submissions closed: 12 February 2017

    How can I stay informed about the project as it progresses?


  • Fairy Bower Public Amenities Building – Proposed Design Plans

    11 months ago

    We are seeking submissions on proposed design plans for the new Fairy Bower Public Amenities Building (Toilet Block) at Marine Parade Manly.

    View the design plans

    The proposed design provides;

    • Family friendly and fully accessible bathroom including a shower and baby change table
    • Two separate unisex change rooms
    • Two unisex toilet cubicles
    • Covered hand wash area
    • Water bubbler and refill station

    Make a submission

    To have your say, make a submission online

    For more information, contact Council on 9976 1500

    Submissions Close: 12 February 2017


    We are seeking submissions on proposed design plans for the new Fairy Bower Public Amenities Building (Toilet Block) at Marine Parade Manly.

    View the design plans

    The proposed design provides;

    • Family friendly and fully accessible bathroom including a shower and baby change table
    • Two separate unisex change rooms
    • Two unisex toilet cubicles
    • Covered hand wash area
    • Water bubbler and refill station

    Make a submission

    To have your say, make a submission online

    For more information, contact Council on 9976 1500

    Submissions Close: 12 February 2017


  • Tenders declined

    6 months ago

    At a meeting on 13 December 2016 Council resolved to decline the Tenders received for RFT T2016/06 Fairy Bower swimming pool floor refurbishment and cancel the proposal for the contract on the grounds that the tendered prices were higher than budgeted and not considered value for money for the Northern Beaches community.

    View Council Minutes (Item 8.10) - 13 December 2016

    Our Parks and Reserve teams are currently carrying out maintenance of the pool to ensure community safety.

    For any further queries, please contact John Keep, Technical Officer/Parks Team on 9976 1477.

    At a meeting on 13 December 2016 Council resolved to decline the Tenders received for RFT T2016/06 Fairy Bower swimming pool floor refurbishment and cancel the proposal for the contract on the grounds that the tendered prices were higher than budgeted and not considered value for money for the Northern Beaches community.

    View Council Minutes (Item 8.10) - 13 December 2016

    Our Parks and Reserve teams are currently carrying out maintenance of the pool to ensure community safety.

    For any further queries, please contact John Keep, Technical Officer/Parks Team on 9976 1477.

  • Fairy Bower Pool Upgrade

    11 months ago

    Fairy Bower Pool is built upon large rock boulders, which over time have resulted in an uneven and cracked floor. We plan to carry out works to even and seal the bottom of the pool and prevent seepage.

    We proposed a solution that meets the community preference for excavating the bottom of the pool and laying a new base to ensure no loss in pool depth. We are aware of the community’s desire to resume using the pool (post-storm damage and closure of the area) and recognise its high demand.

    We sought feedback on the proposed solution and the preferred timing of the works, which can only be carried out at low tide. Both options require the pool to be closed for approximately one month.

    Comments closed 11 September 2016

    For additional information: Shan Nadesan, 9976 1615 or Shan.Nadesan@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au

    Fairy Bower Pool is built upon large rock boulders, which over time have resulted in an uneven and cracked floor. We plan to carry out works to even and seal the bottom of the pool and prevent seepage.

    We proposed a solution that meets the community preference for excavating the bottom of the pool and laying a new base to ensure no loss in pool depth. We are aware of the community’s desire to resume using the pool (post-storm damage and closure of the area) and recognise its high demand.

    We sought feedback on the proposed solution and the preferred timing of the works, which can only be carried out at low tide. Both options require the pool to be closed for approximately one month.

    Comments closed 11 September 2016

    For additional information: Shan Nadesan, 9976 1615 or Shan.Nadesan@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au

  • East Coast Low Damage June 2016

    11 months ago

    In June 2016 storm waves smashed the Northern Beaches. Marine Parade in Manly was hard hit. The waves ripped up cement slabs and stone blocks and tossed them out to sea. The adjacent sea wall, cliff face and underlying sewage pipes were damaged. In addition the Fairy Bower toilet block was demolished and washed out to sea.

    Clean up and repairs began immediately.

    Sydney Water repaired and secured the three large sewer pipes which run under the walkway.

    Cranes were used to retrieve the concrete slabs and sandstone blocks from the water. The heritage sea wall was then repaired and the concrete footpath rebuilt, with new timber handrails and posts.

    The entire cliff face above the walkway was inspected by a geotechnical company. One section needed rock bolting and shot-crete work to make it stable.

    Fairy Bower Pool was cleared of debris. “Oceanides” the twin ladies sculpture on the pool edge was made safe after one of the twins was snapped in half by the force of the waves.

    In June 2016 storm waves smashed the Northern Beaches. Marine Parade in Manly was hard hit. The waves ripped up cement slabs and stone blocks and tossed them out to sea. The adjacent sea wall, cliff face and underlying sewage pipes were damaged. In addition the Fairy Bower toilet block was demolished and washed out to sea.

    Clean up and repairs began immediately.

    Sydney Water repaired and secured the three large sewer pipes which run under the walkway.

    Cranes were used to retrieve the concrete slabs and sandstone blocks from the water. The heritage sea wall was then repaired and the concrete footpath rebuilt, with new timber handrails and posts.

    The entire cliff face above the walkway was inspected by a geotechnical company. One section needed rock bolting and shot-crete work to make it stable.

    Fairy Bower Pool was cleared of debris. “Oceanides” the twin ladies sculpture on the pool edge was made safe after one of the twins was snapped in half by the force of the waves.