Manly Dam Playplace

As part of the Stronger Communities Fund- Connecting through Play we are creating a new inclusive playground at Manly Dam.

As part of the Stronger Communities Fund- Connecting through Play we are creating a new inclusive playground at Manly Dam.

  • Project update - 22 November 2018

    19 days ago

    A report to Council on this project will now be presented in December 2018.

    A report to Council on this project will now be presented in December 2018.

  • Project update - 2 November 2018

    about 1 month ago

    The amenities block in Picnic Area 1 was flagged for a major upgrade as part of engagement on the playground and surrounding area. Feedback during the engagement indicated that the community was supportive of this upgrade to the amenities building, considering its age and condition and lack of accessible facilities.

    Designs for the new amenities have now been completed and are in keeping with the footprint exhibited as part of the project. The new facility utilises the area behind the current structure to deliver an improved building that will be accessible to people of all abilities.

    Work to construct the new amenities is expected to commence on Monday 12 November 2018, with completion expected in April 2019. Development Approval has been received for removal of three trees in the vicinity to allow the new building to be constructed. The identified trees are in poor condition and will be replaced with new planting in accordance with Council policy – at least two mature trees planted to replace every one removed.

    Temporary toilets will be available to park visitors during construction.

    Should you have any questions about this project, please call the Major Building Projects team on 1300 434 434.

    The amenities block in Picnic Area 1 was flagged for a major upgrade as part of engagement on the playground and surrounding area. Feedback during the engagement indicated that the community was supportive of this upgrade to the amenities building, considering its age and condition and lack of accessible facilities.

    Designs for the new amenities have now been completed and are in keeping with the footprint exhibited as part of the project. The new facility utilises the area behind the current structure to deliver an improved building that will be accessible to people of all abilities.

    Work to construct the new amenities is expected to commence on Monday 12 November 2018, with completion expected in April 2019. Development Approval has been received for removal of three trees in the vicinity to allow the new building to be constructed. The identified trees are in poor condition and will be replaced with new planting in accordance with Council policy – at least two mature trees planted to replace every one removed.

    Temporary toilets will be available to park visitors during construction.

    Should you have any questions about this project, please call the Major Building Projects team on 1300 434 434.

  • Project Update - Oct 2018

    2 months ago

    Thank you to those who commented on the final designs exhibited on this project page.

    The comments will now be reported to Council with the final designs at the November 2018 Council meeting.

    The revised date is to ensure that staff have time to report on the comments collected.

    Thank you to those who commented on the final designs exhibited on this project page.

    The comments will now be reported to Council with the final designs at the November 2018 Council meeting.

    The revised date is to ensure that staff have time to report on the comments collected.

  • Project Update - Sep 2018

    3 months ago

    Following community feedback on the initial concept plan, designs have been adjusted to reduce the overall size of the playplace.

    The new designs also include:
    • use of natural materials nestled in the bushland setting
    • the removal of fewer trees and enhanced planting areas
    • a fenced area for younger children
    • an accessible amenity block
    • additional informal seating areas.
    View the revised designs:

    The revised designs will be reported to Council for adoption on 16 October 2018.

    Comments can be emailed to council@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au before 5pm Friday 28 September 2018

    Following community feedback on the initial concept plan, designs have been adjusted to reduce the overall size of the playplace.

    The new designs also include:
    • use of natural materials nestled in the bushland setting
    • the removal of fewer trees and enhanced planting areas
    • a fenced area for younger children
    • an accessible amenity block
    • additional informal seating areas.
    View the revised designs:

    The revised designs will be reported to Council for adoption on 16 October 2018.

    Comments can be emailed to council@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au before 5pm Friday 28 September 2018
  • Have your Say

    11 months ago

    We would like to hear your views on the proposed concept plan and perspectives for the inclusive new playplace at Manly Dam.

    Make a comment

    Online
    In writing to the CEO, marked "Manly Dam Playplace," to Northern Beaches Council, 725 Pittwater Rd, Dee Why 2099.

    For more information, contact the Senior Asset Management Officer on 9970 1326

    Comments closed Saturday 17 February

    We would like to hear your views on the proposed concept plan and perspectives for the inclusive new playplace at Manly Dam.

    Make a comment

    Online
    In writing to the CEO, marked "Manly Dam Playplace," to Northern Beaches Council, 725 Pittwater Rd, Dee Why 2099.

    For more information, contact the Senior Asset Management Officer on 9970 1326

    Comments closed Saturday 17 February

  • Aims of the new playplace

    11 months ago

    The proposed new playplace aims to enhance the recreational experience at Manly Dam by developing a universally accessible place to play that reflects the remarkable natural surrounds and offers comfort, engagement and challenge for everyone.

    We want to:
    • Create a Regional Playplace which caters for residents within the local community along with visitors from outside the Northern Beaches region.
    • Create a play journey that celebrates the natural surrounds and endeavours to afford play opportunities sympathetic and complimentary to the environment in which it will exist. The design will be innovative, sensitive and robust, and focus on opportunities for engagement for all.
    • Be a playplace that is vibrant, emphasising inclusiveness, providing elements for users of all abilities.
    • Create a playplace that is engaging and challenging as well as complying with Australian Standards regarding Playgrounds and Public Spaces.
    • Encourage environmental education opportunities, increasing the understanding of responsibility for environmental caring and sustainability.
    • Ensure universal access is provided
    • Refurbish and improve the existing toilet block to be more accessible.
    • Provide an overall design that respects and respond to local cultural and heritage values.

    The proposed new playplace aims to enhance the recreational experience at Manly Dam by developing a universally accessible place to play that reflects the remarkable natural surrounds and offers comfort, engagement and challenge for everyone.

    We want to:
    • Create a Regional Playplace which caters for residents within the local community along with visitors from outside the Northern Beaches region.
    • Create a play journey that celebrates the natural surrounds and endeavours to afford play opportunities sympathetic and complimentary to the environment in which it will exist. The design will be innovative, sensitive and robust, and focus on opportunities for engagement for all.
    • Be a playplace that is vibrant, emphasising inclusiveness, providing elements for users of all abilities.
    • Create a playplace that is engaging and challenging as well as complying with Australian Standards regarding Playgrounds and Public Spaces.
    • Encourage environmental education opportunities, increasing the understanding of responsibility for environmental caring and sustainability.
    • Ensure universal access is provided
    • Refurbish and improve the existing toilet block to be more accessible.
    • Provide an overall design that respects and respond to local cultural and heritage values.
  • Talking to schools

    over 1 year ago
    Manly dam

    This week the project team have had a great time talking to young people from schools neighbouring the dam.

    • Allambie Heights Public School
    • Balgowlah North Public School
    • St Keiran's Catholic Public School
    Thanks to the pupils for their great enthusiasm, and fantastic ideas.


    This week the project team have had a great time talking to young people from schools neighbouring the dam.

    • Allambie Heights Public School
    • Balgowlah North Public School
    • St Keiran's Catholic Public School
    Thanks to the pupils for their great enthusiasm, and fantastic ideas.


  • Have Your Say

    over 1 year ago

    We are keen to hear your ideas and suggestions for the playplace at Manly Dam.

    Comments provided will be used in the development of the playground and boardwalk design.

    How to get involved

    Come along to one of our community drop ins on site - Manly Dam Playground, Sir Roden Cutler VC Memorial Drive, King Street, Manly Vale.

    • Saturday 5th August 2017 - 1-3pm
    • Wednesday 9th August 2017 12-2pm

    Complete the Online Survey

    If you have any enquiries please contact the Parks & Recreation Team on 9970 1326

    Survey closed Sunday 13 August 2017

    We are keen to hear your ideas and suggestions for the playplace at Manly Dam.

    Comments provided will be used in the development of the playground and boardwalk design.

    How to get involved

    Come along to one of our community drop ins on site - Manly Dam Playground, Sir Roden Cutler VC Memorial Drive, King Street, Manly Vale.

    • Saturday 5th August 2017 - 1-3pm
    • Wednesday 9th August 2017 12-2pm

    Complete the Online Survey

    If you have any enquiries please contact the Parks & Recreation Team on 9970 1326

    Survey closed Sunday 13 August 2017

  • Boardwalk

    over 1 year ago

    The need for a boardwalk was identified in the 2014 plan of management.

    We will be constructing a boardwalk to connect areas 2 and 3 whilst avoiding the road. The boardwalk provides and opportunity to engage with the natural bushland and will offer rest stops and view points along the way.

    Flora and Fauna surveys have been undertaken along the proposed route to ensure minimal environmental impact.

    View the

    We are investigating opportunities to enhance the boardwalk with artwork, themes, information or stories and would love to hear your suggestions for this via the online survey.

    Survey closes Sunday 13 August 2017

    The need for a boardwalk was identified in the 2014 plan of management.

    We will be constructing a boardwalk to connect areas 2 and 3 whilst avoiding the road. The boardwalk provides and opportunity to engage with the natural bushland and will offer rest stops and view points along the way.

    Flora and Fauna surveys have been undertaken along the proposed route to ensure minimal environmental impact.

    View the

    We are investigating opportunities to enhance the boardwalk with artwork, themes, information or stories and would love to hear your suggestions for this via the online survey.

    Survey closes Sunday 13 August 2017
  • The Playplace

    over 1 year ago

    Manly Warringah War Memorial Park - known as Manly Dam, has a wonderful diversity of flora and fauna. It’s great for picnics by the water and is renowned for mountain biking and water skiing.

    Manly Dam’s network of bush tracks are great for exploring. It is a play place for all.

    The children's playground at Manly Dam was chosen for the Connecting All through Play project firstly for its key location and amenity, connections with nature and the fact that the playground is ready for an upgrade.

    Council has tendered for consultants are excited to have Ric McConaghy on board to design and develop a play place at Manly Dam, the brief includes;

    • Creating an inclusive and accessible facility.
    • Create innovative opportunities incorporating adventure and nature play.
    • Improve connectivity through the site by creating a walkway through nature.

    Manly Warringah War Memorial Park - known as Manly Dam, has a wonderful diversity of flora and fauna. It’s great for picnics by the water and is renowned for mountain biking and water skiing.

    Manly Dam’s network of bush tracks are great for exploring. It is a play place for all.

    The children's playground at Manly Dam was chosen for the Connecting All through Play project firstly for its key location and amenity, connections with nature and the fact that the playground is ready for an upgrade.

    Council has tendered for consultants are excited to have Ric McConaghy on board to design and develop a play place at Manly Dam, the brief includes;

    • Creating an inclusive and accessible facility.
    • Create innovative opportunities incorporating adventure and nature play.
    • Improve connectivity through the site by creating a walkway through nature.