Comments closed

What's happening now?

Comments on the draft landscape improvement plans are now closed and we are reviewing feedback.

A community engagement report will be drafted and available on this page when complete. The report will note the outcomes of engagement, any proposed changes to the plans and next steps.

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What was proposed?

Catherine Park is a treasured and important community open space with an idyllic north facing protected aspect and flat grassed open space overlooking Pittwater.

The park is a unique site which is highly valued for its environmental, social, and scenic qualities by local residents, day visitors and tourists. It offers a diverse range of active and passive recreation and community activities.

We have been working closely with key internal and external stakeholders, and Scotland Island Residents Association (SIRA), to prepare a draft landscape improvements plan that considers all issues and recommendations raised.

Our aim is to enhance the park’s function and amenity whilst maintaining the open space landscape character by:

  • improving the amenity and management of existing facilities
  • improving the arrival experience to Catherine Park
  • managing vehicles (buggies) to improve pedestrian access & safety
  • managing water craft storage and improving access to water
  • improving pedestrian connections to the park and between existing community buildings to provide a more cohesive outdoor community space
  • enhancing existing foreshore and open grassed areas to cater for a range of recreational activities and community events
  • investigating and implementing appropriate treatments to address drainage issues in the park

Your feedback helps us understand what is important to the park's users. View the draft concept plans below.

The community were invited to have their say by completing a comment form, via email or in writing.

All comments are treated as public documents and made available on request.

Engagement history

We held two drop-in sessions on Scotland Island so that the community could come and talk to the project team and hear more about the proposed landscape improvements.

We were on site on Sunday 27 November for a morning session and Thursday 1 December for an afternoon session.

Public exhibition of the draft plans ran from 18 November 2022 to 29 January 2023 and received 60 submissions.

Comment form

Have an enquiry?

Name Kathryn Hills, Landscape Architect, Park Assets - Planning, Design & Delivery
Phone 1300 434 434
In writing

'Catherine Park, Scotland Island - Draft Landscape Improvements Plan', Northern Beaches Council, PO Box 82, Manly NSW 1655.