Comments closed

Reviewing feedback

What's happening now?

Comments are now closed on the proposed concept designs for the Freshwater Beach Masterplan Staged Implementation.

We would like to thank everyone who has made a comment on the proposed designs. We are reviewing and considering all comments made and will report the outcomes of consultation back to the community soon.

If you have chosen to stay up to date on this project, you will receive an email with a link to the community engagement report.

We will also update this page with the community engagement report and next steps.

What was proposed?

Freshwater Beach and surrounds is a popular destination for local residents and visitors alike. It is often described as a special place that brings the community together.

In 2017-2018 we worked with our community, including a committed project working group, to develop the Freshwater Coastal Open Space Masterplan. This document set out some high level recommendations for upgrading the public open spaces, meeting future recreation needs, improving connectivity and celebrating the heritage of the area.

We recently invited you to view and share your thoughts on the more detailed concept designs for the Freshwater Beach area. These included a new playground, new ramps and shared footpaths, a new public artwork and a new lookout with terraced seating.

The proposed designs look to address general amenity, accessibility, play and maintenance requirements in the Freshwater Beach area. It is the first major renewal of the area to be undertaken since the 1980s.

We will use your feedback to finalise the designs and establish a staged implementation plan for the improvements.

The community were invited to complete a comment form, email us and write to us during the consultation period.

Comments were invited from Monday 18 July to Sunday 14 August 2022.

Comment form

Have an enquiry?

Name Barbara Stack, Senior Asset Management Officer, Park Assets - Planning, Design & Delivery
Phone 1300 434 434 (during business hours)
In writing

'Freshwater Beach Masterplan Implementation' Northern Beaches Council, PO Box 82, Manly NSW 1655.