Project update

February 2024

What's happening now?

We are pleased to advise we have progressed the detailed designs for Brick Pit Reserve following extensive environmental assessments which informed the design process.

We have finalised the Review of Environmental Factors (REF), including a Flora and Fauna Impact Assessment, which provides a detailed assessment of the environmental impacts of the proposed upgrades.

See the updated designs and concept images below.

If you have any questions or concerns about the designs, please contact us using the details at the bottom of page.

We anticipate work commencing on Brick Pit Reserve in early 2024.

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Consultation history


The upgrade of Brick Pit Reserve will create a landmark public reserve for Frenchs Forest.

The design intention is to create an open space for local residents, future hospital staff and patients and the broader Northern Beaches community. To rehabilitate and enhance indigenous vegetation, to assist the regeneration of local flora and flora, and to provide landscape features that celebrate and interpret the Frenchs Forest area site history.

The concept designs have been prepared based on the specific site conditions and the existing qualities of each reserve. The artists impressions and plans below give you an idea of the proposed features and inclusions for Brick Pit Reserve. Click on the images to learn more.

Engagement report

We want to thank everyone who contributed their thoughts and feedback on the plans for Brick Pit Reserve. Community engagement ran from 24 March to 4 May 2022 and we received 100 comments.

Support for the upgrade and the current concept design for Brick Pit Reserve was generally high with some feedback suggesting possible changes or enhancements and other feedback raising concerns over specific elements of the concept such as issues with mosquitos.

Our Community and Stakeholder Engagement Report contains all feedback received throughout the consultation period and our responses to questions and suggestions.

Initial concepts

Have an enquiry?

Have questions or want to learn more about this project, contact us below:

Name Park Assets - Planning, Design & Delivery
Phone 1300 434 434
In writing

marked 'Frenchs Forest Park Upgrades - Brick Pit Reserve' Northern Beaches Council, PO Box 82, Manly NSW 1655