Pittwater Road Conservation Area Review (Manly)

We are undertaking a review of the Pittwater Road Conservation Area (PRCA).

We are undertaking a review of the Pittwater Road Conservation Area (PRCA).

  • First Working Group Meeting held

    3 months ago

    The first meeting of the Pittwater Conservation Area Review Working Group was held at Manly Council on Wednesday 28 June 2017.

    There were members there representing the local community, Former Precincts or Public Forums, Business and Heritage Specialists.

    The meeting was a casual, 'getting to know you' session which included a presentation by the review consultant from Tropman and Tropman. He introduced the topic, giving a brief history of the area and its conservation value and went on to explain the three zones that make up the study area.

    Copies of the feedback received during the initial community engagement were provided to the members for review and formed the basis of the topic areas for table discussions.

    View Summary of submissions

    The topics included -

    • Architecture and Streetscape
    • Subdivison Pattern
    • Building Bulk and Scale
    • Roof Forms
    • External finishes
    • Front yards, including front fences
    • Street Trees
    • Parking and driveways
    • Views

    By the end of the evening, there was a broad list of ideas, opportunities, concerns and issues for the area and a better idea of the community's vision for the Conservation area.

    The next Working Group meeting will review the proposed Conservation Area boundary and begin to discuss ideas for development controls.

    View notes from Workshop 1

    The first meeting of the Pittwater Conservation Area Review Working Group was held at Manly Council on Wednesday 28 June 2017.

    There were members there representing the local community, Former Precincts or Public Forums, Business and Heritage Specialists.

    The meeting was a casual, 'getting to know you' session which included a presentation by the review consultant from Tropman and Tropman. He introduced the topic, giving a brief history of the area and its conservation value and went on to explain the three zones that make up the study area.

    Copies of the feedback received during the initial community engagement were provided to the members for review and formed the basis of the topic areas for table discussions.

    View Summary of submissions

    The topics included -

    • Architecture and Streetscape
    • Subdivison Pattern
    • Building Bulk and Scale
    • Roof Forms
    • External finishes
    • Front yards, including front fences
    • Street Trees
    • Parking and driveways
    • Views

    By the end of the evening, there was a broad list of ideas, opportunities, concerns and issues for the area and a better idea of the community's vision for the Conservation area.

    The next Working Group meeting will review the proposed Conservation Area boundary and begin to discuss ideas for development controls.

    View notes from Workshop 1

  • Have Your Say

    5 months ago

    At a meeting on 26 April 2017, Council resolved to commence community engagement with landowners and other interested residents and businesses.

    View Council Report (Item 9.4) - 26 April 2017
    View Council Minutes (Item 9.4) - 26 April 2017

    As part of the initial consultation period, we are seeking comments on your vision for the Pittwater Road Conservation study area.

    View map of current Conservation Area
    View map of study area

    Make a comment

    • Online
    • In writing marked 'Conservation Area Review' to Northern Beaches Council, PO Box 82 Manly NSW 1655
      If you live within the study area and are interested in protecting the local heritage, register to participate in a Working Group to assist and guide the review. The Working Group will meet twice - 28 June, 26 July, with additional meetings as required.

      Registration Form

      For enquiries contact the Heritage Advisor, Louise Doherty on 9976 1595 (Monday to Wednesday) or Nayeem Islam on 9976 1582

      Comments and registrations close Monday 12 June 2017

      At a meeting on 26 April 2017, Council resolved to commence community engagement with landowners and other interested residents and businesses.

      View Council Report (Item 9.4) - 26 April 2017
      View Council Minutes (Item 9.4) - 26 April 2017

      As part of the initial consultation period, we are seeking comments on your vision for the Pittwater Road Conservation study area.

      View map of current Conservation Area
      View map of study area

      Make a comment

      • Online
      • In writing marked 'Conservation Area Review' to Northern Beaches Council, PO Box 82 Manly NSW 1655
        If you live within the study area and are interested in protecting the local heritage, register to participate in a Working Group to assist and guide the review. The Working Group will meet twice - 28 June, 26 July, with additional meetings as required.

        Registration Form

        For enquiries contact the Heritage Advisor, Louise Doherty on 9976 1595 (Monday to Wednesday) or Nayeem Islam on 9976 1582

        Comments and registrations close Monday 12 June 2017

      • The Review Process

        5 months ago

        In May 2016, following a tender process including seeking three quotes, Council engaged Tropman and Tropman Architects to undertake the review.

        The project has been divided into three stages:
        Stage 1 - Update of existing PRCA Inventory Sheet and review of the boundary
        Stage 2 - Formulation of development controls to assist with the management of the PRCA
        Stage 3 - Development of Guides and Procedures

        The consultants are currently undertaking Stage 1, and have submitted the Historical Overview,
        proposed preliminary boundary adjustments, proposed precinct areas, initial grading of significance
        for contributory elements. It is anticipated that Stage 1, including the updated assessment of
        heritage significance will be completed by the middle of 2017.

        View Study Area Map (with boundary adjustments)
        View the Office of Environment and Heritage site for Heritage significance of PRCA

        In May 2016, following a tender process including seeking three quotes, Council engaged Tropman and Tropman Architects to undertake the review.

        The project has been divided into three stages:
        Stage 1 - Update of existing PRCA Inventory Sheet and review of the boundary
        Stage 2 - Formulation of development controls to assist with the management of the PRCA
        Stage 3 - Development of Guides and Procedures

        The consultants are currently undertaking Stage 1, and have submitted the Historical Overview,
        proposed preliminary boundary adjustments, proposed precinct areas, initial grading of significance
        for contributory elements. It is anticipated that Stage 1, including the updated assessment of
        heritage significance will be completed by the middle of 2017.

        View Study Area Map (with boundary adjustments)
        View the Office of Environment and Heritage site for Heritage significance of PRCA
      • Background

        5 months ago

        The aim of the Pittwater Road Conservation Area (PRCA) Review is to ensure that all places of heritage significance within the PRCA are protected, sustained, conserved and rejuvenated as part of the larger conservation area that enhances the area for the enjoyment and appreciation of the community.

        In addition, the review seeks to provide the framework for our management of heritage issues in the wider area, as well as improve and promote the understanding of best practice in heritage management more generally.

        The project has three key outcomes:

        • A clear understanding of the heritage significance of the PRCA, and an adjustment of the listing boundary if necessary.
        • A review and amendment of the existing DCP heritage controls, to bring them in line with current best practice, and to provide clarity for those using the DCP (Council staff, rate payers, developers).
        • An implementation strategy, for all stakeholders, including a development assessment template designed to assist with the assessment of Development Applications for sites within the PRCA, capturing the new heritage controls, as well as a guide for the general public on development within the PRCA.

        The aim of the Pittwater Road Conservation Area (PRCA) Review is to ensure that all places of heritage significance within the PRCA are protected, sustained, conserved and rejuvenated as part of the larger conservation area that enhances the area for the enjoyment and appreciation of the community.

        In addition, the review seeks to provide the framework for our management of heritage issues in the wider area, as well as improve and promote the understanding of best practice in heritage management more generally.

        The project has three key outcomes:

        • A clear understanding of the heritage significance of the PRCA, and an adjustment of the listing boundary if necessary.
        • A review and amendment of the existing DCP heritage controls, to bring them in line with current best practice, and to provide clarity for those using the DCP (Council staff, rate payers, developers).
        • An implementation strategy, for all stakeholders, including a development assessment template designed to assist with the assessment of Development Applications for sites within the PRCA, capturing the new heritage controls, as well as a guide for the general public on development within the PRCA.