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Freshwater Coastal Open Space Masterplan

We are working with our community to develop a vision for the future revitalisation of the Freshwater Coastal Open Space area.

We are working with our community to develop a vision for the future revitalisation of the Freshwater Coastal Open Space area.

  • You can be involved - Stage 1

    11 months ago
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    Stage 1 - Scoping:

    We are working with the community to establish a vision for the Freshwater Coastal Open Space and to develop a Master Plan for its future.

    You can be involved!

    Review the REVISED Scoping Paper - it provides a list of things to consider for this space, along with some suggestions for improvements - and make a submission.


    Drop in and share your thoughts: - at the marquee near the playground at Kooloora Avenue
    • Wednesday 22 March 2017 - between 9 am and 12 noon (completed)
    • Saturday 25 March 2017 - between 3pm and 5pm
    Book for a tour (places limited): - meet at the marquee near the playground at Kooloora Avenue
    • Wednesday 22 March 2017 - 10am (completed)
    • Saturday 25 March 2017 - 4pm
    Join the discussion forum: Share your thoughts and ideas with the rest of the community via the online forum

    Nominate to be on the Working Group: - refer news item (nominations close 17 April 2017)

    Stage 1 - Scoping:

    We are working with the community to establish a vision for the Freshwater Coastal Open Space and to develop a Master Plan for its future.

    You can be involved!

    Review the REVISED Scoping Paper - it provides a list of things to consider for this space, along with some suggestions for improvements - and make a submission.


    Drop in and share your thoughts: - at the marquee near the playground at Kooloora Avenue
    • Wednesday 22 March 2017 - between 9 am and 12 noon (completed)
    • Saturday 25 March 2017 - between 3pm and 5pm
    Book for a tour (places limited): - meet at the marquee near the playground at Kooloora Avenue
    • Wednesday 22 March 2017 - 10am (completed)
    • Saturday 25 March 2017 - 4pm
    Join the discussion forum: Share your thoughts and ideas with the rest of the community via the online forum

    Nominate to be on the Working Group: - refer news item (nominations close 17 April 2017)
  • Project Working Group

    11 months ago
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    We are looking to form a community working group with a range of community members and stakeholders to assist with the development of the Masterplan.

    Meetings are scheduled for May and June 2017

    We are looking to form a community working group with a range of community members and stakeholders to assist with the development of the Masterplan.

    Meetings are scheduled for May and June 2017

  • Background

    11 months ago
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    The Freshwater Coastal Open Space area is comprised of Freshwater View Reserve, Freshwater Beach Reserve and McKillop Park. The area is a highly valued open space with regional status attracting not only northern beaches residents but visitors from greater Sydney, and tourists from interstate and overseas.

    The reserves are zoned for the purpose of public recreation and are a combination of Council-owned community land and Crown land of which Council is trustee. Major expansion of the reserve occurred between the 1940's and 1970's with the purchase by Council of privately held parcels of land.

    The reserve areas have undergone significant transformation over the past 80 years. The last major restoration of the area occurred in the 1980s.

    This project has been triggered by the increasing demand on the area created by its popularity as an event space and for general community use, the condition of the area, the lack of connectivity to the surrounding open space and the desire to enhance a special place that brings the community together.

      The Freshwater Coastal Open Space area is comprised of Freshwater View Reserve, Freshwater Beach Reserve and McKillop Park. The area is a highly valued open space with regional status attracting not only northern beaches residents but visitors from greater Sydney, and tourists from interstate and overseas.

      The reserves are zoned for the purpose of public recreation and are a combination of Council-owned community land and Crown land of which Council is trustee. Major expansion of the reserve occurred between the 1940's and 1970's with the purchase by Council of privately held parcels of land.

      The reserve areas have undergone significant transformation over the past 80 years. The last major restoration of the area occurred in the 1980s.

      This project has been triggered by the increasing demand on the area created by its popularity as an event space and for general community use, the condition of the area, the lack of connectivity to the surrounding open space and the desire to enhance a special place that brings the community together.