Clontarf Park Landscape Masterplan

We are working with the community to prepare a landscape masterplan for Clontarf Park.

We are working with the community to prepare a landscape masterplan for Clontarf Park.

  • Still time to have your say

    5 days ago

    Thank you to all the people who came along to the drop in sessions and gave feedback about the Clontarf Park Masterplan. We heard how much the park was loved by residents and visitors, and many valuable suggestions for us to consider in improving the amenity of the open space.

    For the purposes of engagement, the area covered by the proposed masterplan has been divided into two areas -

    Area 1 - Clontarf Park
    Area 2 - Sandy Bay foreshore

    The items below outline a number of issues and opportunities in the two areas. Please consider them when you provide feedback online.

    Complete an online comment form

    Comments close Sunday 16 December

    Thank you to all the people who came along to the drop in sessions and gave feedback about the Clontarf Park Masterplan. We heard how much the park was loved by residents and visitors, and many valuable suggestions for us to consider in improving the amenity of the open space.

    For the purposes of engagement, the area covered by the proposed masterplan has been divided into two areas -

    Area 1 - Clontarf Park
    Area 2 - Sandy Bay foreshore

    The items below outline a number of issues and opportunities in the two areas. Please consider them when you provide feedback online.

    Complete an online comment form

    Comments close Sunday 16 December

  • Area 1 - Clontarf Park

    8 days ago
    Clontarf park   area 1

    Things to consider in this area:

    • Poor street presence for main park entry and lack of safe pedestrian access facilities in car parking areas; (1)
    • Centrally located Clonnys Café and Kiosk has inadequate sense of entry and connectivity to open space areas; circular car park turning area in front of Clonny’s is used by larger / maintenance vehicles and as a drop-off zone. (1)
    • Large grassed open space area separated by access road; existing picnic shelter and park furniture are outdated and limit inclusion; (3)
    • Large concrete pumping station / aqueduct structure divides the park and limits connectivity and access from parking in Holmes Avenue; (10), (13)
    • Playground has limited accessibility and inclusive play value. All equipment located within one play zone creating conflict with different age groups; (5)
    • Amenities do not meet current accessibility standards and there is no pedestrian connection to other facilities; (9)
    • Pedestrian access points to the beach foreshore are limited and not accessible; (6)
    • Many large significant trees in the park provide good shade; however leaf / fruit drop, exposed tree roots, high concentrated use of foreshore grassed areas impact on grass performance causing ongoing maintenance issues. (7)

    Things to consider in this area:

    • Poor street presence for main park entry and lack of safe pedestrian access facilities in car parking areas; (1)
    • Centrally located Clonnys Café and Kiosk has inadequate sense of entry and connectivity to open space areas; circular car park turning area in front of Clonny’s is used by larger / maintenance vehicles and as a drop-off zone. (1)
    • Large grassed open space area separated by access road; existing picnic shelter and park furniture are outdated and limit inclusion; (3)
    • Large concrete pumping station / aqueduct structure divides the park and limits connectivity and access from parking in Holmes Avenue; (10), (13)
    • Playground has limited accessibility and inclusive play value. All equipment located within one play zone creating conflict with different age groups; (5)
    • Amenities do not meet current accessibility standards and there is no pedestrian connection to other facilities; (9)
    • Pedestrian access points to the beach foreshore are limited and not accessible; (6)
    • Many large significant trees in the park provide good shade; however leaf / fruit drop, exposed tree roots, high concentrated use of foreshore grassed areas impact on grass performance causing ongoing maintenance issues. (7)
  • Area 2 -Sandy Bay Foreshore

    8 days ago
    Sandy bay

    Things to consider in this area

    • Manly Scenic Walkway passes through Sandy Bay and Clontarf Park reserve areas; (1)
    • Sandy Bay Road turn around area and limited parking availability leading to traffic and illegal visitor parking issues.
    • Access point for local boating and water activites, dinghy storage facilities; (2)
    • Popular dog-friendly area and facilities;
    • Narrow grassed areas difficult to maintain - wind blown sand and high use; (3)
    • Drainage and litter from open stormwater outlet impacting on foreshore; (3)
    • Native sandstone vegetated headland and steep reserve areas along Sandy Bay Road; (6)
    • Mitchell Walkway offers existing pedestrian connection over headland and views over Sandy Bay. (4)

    View Area 2 map

    Things to consider in this area

    • Manly Scenic Walkway passes through Sandy Bay and Clontarf Park reserve areas; (1)
    • Sandy Bay Road turn around area and limited parking availability leading to traffic and illegal visitor parking issues.
    • Access point for local boating and water activites, dinghy storage facilities; (2)
    • Popular dog-friendly area and facilities;
    • Narrow grassed areas difficult to maintain - wind blown sand and high use; (3)
    • Drainage and litter from open stormwater outlet impacting on foreshore; (3)
    • Native sandstone vegetated headland and steep reserve areas along Sandy Bay Road; (6)
    • Mitchell Walkway offers existing pedestrian connection over headland and views over Sandy Bay. (4)

    View Area 2 map

  • Drop-in session this weekend

    11 days ago

    Join us Sunday morning at a drop-in session and provide feedback for the preparation of the Clontarf Park Landscape Masterplan.

    • Sunday 2 December, 10am - 12noon
    • Clontarf Park, Sandy Bay Road, Clontarf
    Thank you for your ongoing interest in this project.

    Join us Sunday morning at a drop-in session and provide feedback for the preparation of the Clontarf Park Landscape Masterplan.

    • Sunday 2 December, 10am - 12noon
    • Clontarf Park, Sandy Bay Road, Clontarf
    Thank you for your ongoing interest in this project.
  • How to get involved

    28 days ago

    In the initial stage of engagement for this project we want to find out -

    • What you like about Clontarf Park?
    • How you use the park and how often do you visit?
    • What concerns or issues we should consider in the development of the masterplan?
    • Any suggestions for improving the open space?
    In particular, we are looking for feedback on the main features of the park, including
    • playground and picnic facilities
    • amenities
    • pedestrian access/connections within the park
    • carparking
    • signage
    • heritage/history
    For things to consider when giving feedback - take a look at the following

    To provide feedback -
    • Add a comment
    • email your feedback to Council
    • come along to a drop in on site at Clontarf Park, Sandy Bay Road Clontarf on

    Wednesday 28 November 10am to 12 noon - POSTPONED to 4 Dec 10am-12pm
    Sunday 2 December 10am to 12 noon
    In the event of wet weather please check this page for details

    Comments close Sunday 16 December

    In the initial stage of engagement for this project we want to find out -

    • What you like about Clontarf Park?
    • How you use the park and how often do you visit?
    • What concerns or issues we should consider in the development of the masterplan?
    • Any suggestions for improving the open space?
    In particular, we are looking for feedback on the main features of the park, including
    • playground and picnic facilities
    • amenities
    • pedestrian access/connections within the park
    • carparking
    • signage
    • heritage/history
    For things to consider when giving feedback - take a look at the following

    To provide feedback -
    • Add a comment
    • email your feedback to Council
    • come along to a drop in on site at Clontarf Park, Sandy Bay Road Clontarf on

    Wednesday 28 November 10am to 12 noon - POSTPONED to 4 Dec 10am-12pm
    Sunday 2 December 10am to 12 noon
    In the event of wet weather please check this page for details

    Comments close Sunday 16 December
  • Background

    28 days ago

    Clontarf Park is a regionally significant harbour foreshore reserve that extends from Sandy Bay, along Clontarf Beach to Clontarf Point.

    The reserve is highly valued by local residents as well as day visitors and tourists. It has been a popular destination for socialising and picnicking since the mid-19th century and is a key stopping point on the Manly Scenic Walkway link.

    This project aims to deliver a landscape masterplan for Clontarf Park that will provide a 10-year vision for this important recreational open space. It will guide the park’s future conservation, enhancement and management, to facilitate connectivity, inclusion and accessibility to the foreshore open space, and cater for the desired environmental, social and recreational needs of all users.

    Clontarf Park is a regionally significant harbour foreshore reserve that extends from Sandy Bay, along Clontarf Beach to Clontarf Point.

    The reserve is highly valued by local residents as well as day visitors and tourists. It has been a popular destination for socialising and picnicking since the mid-19th century and is a key stopping point on the Manly Scenic Walkway link.

    This project aims to deliver a landscape masterplan for Clontarf Park that will provide a 10-year vision for this important recreational open space. It will guide the park’s future conservation, enhancement and management, to facilitate connectivity, inclusion and accessibility to the foreshore open space, and cater for the desired environmental, social and recreational needs of all users.