Landscape Masterplan adopted
At a meeting on Tuesday 24 September, Council resolved to adopt the Manly Lagoon Park Landscape Plan and for staff to continue working with neighbouring residents to investigate lighting options which meet Australian Standards and minimise the impact on local residents.
The draft Lagoon Park Landscape Plan received strong support from the
community during the exhibition period with the exception of the inclusion of a fence along the edge of Manly Lagoon to protect vegetation.
As a result, the Landscape Plan has been amended, removing the permanent fence and instead adding temporary fencing to protect new riparian plantings. The fence will be removed once the new plants are established.
The Chief Executive Officer and Executive Manager, Parks and Recreation, also met with local residents to discuss the impact of the proposed lighting on the local community. It was agreed that over the next 12 months, staff will work with neighbouring residents to investigate lighting options which meet Australian Standards and minimise the impact on local residents.
Local community consultation indicated that foreshore stabilisation works should take priority over the installation of pathway lighting. Therefore, the foreshore protection works will be undertaken in 2019/2020 and the lighting is now scheduled for 2020/2021.
We have prepared a draft Landscape Plan for Manly Lagoon Reserve. The community engagement component of the project sought to identify the ways in which the community use this space and to identify improvement opportunities.
The project also incorporates the lighting of the shared pathway through the reserve, which is a funded component of the Pedestrian Access Mobility Plan for the area. The lighting of the shared pathway will represent the first activity undertaken to improve the reserve as part of the overall landscape plan.