Freshwater Coastal Open Space Masterplan

We are working with our community to develop a vision for the future revitalisation of the Freshwater Coastal Open Space area.

We are working with our community to develop a vision for the future revitalisation of the Freshwater Coastal Open Space area.

  • Masterplan adopted

    about 2 months ago

    Council adopted the masterplan on 22 May 2018. In adopting the masterplan, Council resolved that staff will consult with the community on the detailed design for each stage prior to implementation.

    View the minutes, Item 9.3, page 10


    Council adopted the masterplan on 22 May 2018. In adopting the masterplan, Council resolved that staff will consult with the community on the detailed design for each stage prior to implementation.

    View the minutes, Item 9.3, page 10


  • Report to adopt

    2 months ago

    A report to Council on 22 May 2018 will recommend adoption of the masterplan, as revised following public exhibition. The Council report includes information about community engagement on this project as well as a copy of the final masterplan.


    A copy of the revised masterplan is also available in the document library on this project page.


    If you would like to attend the Council meeting, here are the details:

    • Venue: Dee Why Council Chambers
    • Date: Tuesday 22 May 2018
    • Time: from 6.30pm

    If you would like to address the Council on this, or any other matter, please apply online.


    Should you have any questions about the masterplan, please contact Council's Parks and Recreation team on 1300 434 434.

    A report to Council on 22 May 2018 will recommend adoption of the masterplan, as revised following public exhibition. The Council report includes information about community engagement on this project as well as a copy of the final masterplan.


    A copy of the revised masterplan is also available in the document library on this project page.


    If you would like to attend the Council meeting, here are the details:

    • Venue: Dee Why Council Chambers
    • Date: Tuesday 22 May 2018
    • Time: from 6.30pm

    If you would like to address the Council on this, or any other matter, please apply online.


    Should you have any questions about the masterplan, please contact Council's Parks and Recreation team on 1300 434 434.

  • Public exhibition of draft masterplan completed

    5 months ago

    Thank you to everyone who made a submission on the draft masterplan.

    Council has reviewed all the submissions and is now working on a revisit of the masterplan for reporting back to Council.

    We will make an update to this page and send an email to everyone who made a submission, or is on our emailing list, as soon as the report is ready to go to Council.

    Thank you to everyone who made a submission on the draft masterplan.

    Council has reviewed all the submissions and is now working on a revisit of the masterplan for reporting back to Council.

    We will make an update to this page and send an email to everyone who made a submission, or is on our emailing list, as soon as the report is ready to go to Council.

  • Public exhibition of draft masterplan

    8 months ago
    Dwg 01 draft freshwater beach coastal open space masterplan   freshwater beach   nov 2017 %282%29

    The draft masterplan for Freshwater Coastal Open Space is on public exhibition.

    View the plans


    Have your say

    Community drop in sessions at the playground near Kooloora Avenue:
    • Saturday 9 December 9am-11am
    • Wednesday 13 December 9am-11am

    Online

    In writing to the CEO Northern Beaches Council, 725 Pittwater Road, Dee Why, NSW, 2099 marked Freshwater Coastal Open Space draft masterplan

    Submissions close Sunday 4 February 2018

    The draft masterplan for Freshwater Coastal Open Space is on public exhibition.

    View the plans


    Have your say

    Community drop in sessions at the playground near Kooloora Avenue:
    • Saturday 9 December 9am-11am
    • Wednesday 13 December 9am-11am

    Online

    In writing to the CEO Northern Beaches Council, 725 Pittwater Road, Dee Why, NSW, 2099 marked Freshwater Coastal Open Space draft masterplan

    Submissions close Sunday 4 February 2018

  • Report to Council recommending public exhibition of draft masterplan

    8 months ago

    Together with our community Working Group and comments from the community obtained earlier this year, Council has prepared a draft master plan for this area.

    A report to Council has been prepared for the meeting on Tuesday 28 November 2017 to recommend that the draft masterplan is placed on public exhibition.

    View the Council agenda (Item 9.6, page 114)

    If you would like to address Council on this item, or any other matter, you will need to complete a ‘request to speak’ application form, which is available on the Council webpage.

    Together with our community Working Group and comments from the community obtained earlier this year, Council has prepared a draft master plan for this area.

    A report to Council has been prepared for the meeting on Tuesday 28 November 2017 to recommend that the draft masterplan is placed on public exhibition.

    View the Council agenda (Item 9.6, page 114)

    If you would like to address Council on this item, or any other matter, you will need to complete a ‘request to speak’ application form, which is available on the Council webpage.

  • Third Working Group Meeting

    about 1 year ago
    Meeting 3

    The third meeting of the Freshwater Coastal Open Space Working Group was held at the Freshwater Surf Life Saving Club on Tuesday 20 June 2017.

    Council staff presented a preliminary concept which reflected the community's feedback and scenarios as developed at the second working group meeting. A brainstorming session to work out the key elements was undertaken, including options for use and activities within open spaces, access connections, management of natural bushland and dunes, parking allocation, and the incorporation and interpretation of Freshwater’s history.

    The result of this meeting will be translated into a final draft master plan. Prior the release of this plan for public exhibition, the draft plan will be further reviewed by internal stakeholders and the working group.

    The third meeting of the Freshwater Coastal Open Space Working Group was held at the Freshwater Surf Life Saving Club on Tuesday 20 June 2017.

    Council staff presented a preliminary concept which reflected the community's feedback and scenarios as developed at the second working group meeting. A brainstorming session to work out the key elements was undertaken, including options for use and activities within open spaces, access connections, management of natural bushland and dunes, parking allocation, and the incorporation and interpretation of Freshwater’s history.

    The result of this meeting will be translated into a final draft master plan. Prior the release of this plan for public exhibition, the draft plan will be further reviewed by internal stakeholders and the working group.
  • Second Working Group Meeting - report available

    about 1 year ago
    Fcos wg small picture for news

    The second meeting of the Freshwater Coastal Open Space Working Group was held on 16 May 2017.

    Read the report from the meeting.

    The Group meets again on 20 June 2017.

    The second meeting of the Freshwater Coastal Open Space Working Group was held on 16 May 2017.

    Read the report from the meeting.

    The Group meets again on 20 June 2017.

  • Successful first Working Group meeting held

    about 1 year ago
    Beautiful freshwater coastal open space

    The first meeting of the Freshwater Coastal Open Space Working Group was held at Council on Tuesday 2 May 2017.

    Members were there to represent the local community, Friends of Freshwater, Harbord Diggers, Freshwater Surf Club, families with young children and young people.

    During a very busy and highly interactive session, the group took the opportunity to meet and get to know each other briefly before completing a review of all comments obtained during Stage 1 of the community engagement. A consolidated list of issues for each of the three areas of the open space was developed, using all the gathered information.

    The Working Group then brainstormed ideas that will ultimately shape the future vision for the open space - looking five to 15 years into the future, and beyond.

    The next two Working Group meetings will be workshops to discuss concepts for inclusion in the master plan. We'll keep updating this page as we go along so you'll know what's happening.

    The first meeting of the Freshwater Coastal Open Space Working Group was held at Council on Tuesday 2 May 2017.

    Members were there to represent the local community, Friends of Freshwater, Harbord Diggers, Freshwater Surf Club, families with young children and young people.

    During a very busy and highly interactive session, the group took the opportunity to meet and get to know each other briefly before completing a review of all comments obtained during Stage 1 of the community engagement. A consolidated list of issues for each of the three areas of the open space was developed, using all the gathered information.

    The Working Group then brainstormed ideas that will ultimately shape the future vision for the open space - looking five to 15 years into the future, and beyond.

    The next two Working Group meetings will be workshops to discuss concepts for inclusion in the master plan. We'll keep updating this page as we go along so you'll know what's happening.

  • Project document update - 4 April 2017

    over 1 year ago
    The palm trees in area 2

    The document library on this site now includes the comments we obtained from the community at our two drop ins in March. Comments were recorded as either flags on our map, or as comments on the walking tour worksheet.

    Read the comments here.

    Our online forum is still in operation until 17 April 2017.

    All drop in comments will be used, along with the information from the online forum and any other written comments received, to assist the Working Group to start developing the Master Plan for the area.

    The document library on this site now includes the comments we obtained from the community at our two drop ins in March. Comments were recorded as either flags on our map, or as comments on the walking tour worksheet.

    Read the comments here.

    Our online forum is still in operation until 17 April 2017.

    All drop in comments will be used, along with the information from the online forum and any other written comments received, to assist the Working Group to start developing the Master Plan for the area.

  • Project document update - 31 March 2017

    over 1 year ago
    Freshwater coastal open space drop in 25 march 2017

    Thank you to everyone who attended our second drop in session last weekend. The information obtained is being combined together from both drop in sessions and will be distributed as soon as we can.

    Based on feedback to date, we have made a couple of changes to our online documents and these are the reasons why:

    • The wording on page 5 of the draft scoping document 'Planning for the area' has been revised to incorporate community feedback regarding improvement of pedestrian connections to surrounding areas.
    • The online site map has been updated to incorporate feedback from some residents who pointed out problems with the site boundary. The old map boundary layer was accidentally moved at the last revision causing the misalignment. This has now been fixed.
    We encourage you to comment on the online forum.

    Comments close on 17 April 2017.

    Thank you to everyone who attended our second drop in session last weekend. The information obtained is being combined together from both drop in sessions and will be distributed as soon as we can.

    Based on feedback to date, we have made a couple of changes to our online documents and these are the reasons why:

    • The wording on page 5 of the draft scoping document 'Planning for the area' has been revised to incorporate community feedback regarding improvement of pedestrian connections to surrounding areas.
    • The online site map has been updated to incorporate feedback from some residents who pointed out problems with the site boundary. The old map boundary layer was accidentally moved at the last revision causing the misalignment. This has now been fixed.
    We encourage you to comment on the online forum.

    Comments close on 17 April 2017.