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A rich cultural landscape and sporting history

With a rich cultural landscape and sporting history, Ivanhoe Park is an important open space for the people of Manly and surrounding districts.

To help us develop the Masterplan, Plan of Management and Conservation Management Plan for the whole of Ivanhoe Park (including Manly Oval), we asked the community about your relationship with the Park.

This includes how you use Ivanhoe Park, what you like about it and suggestions for improvements.

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback via our community survey.

In developing the plans for Ivanhoe Park, we want to consider and balance the needs of all park users while ensuring we are respectful of the park's heritage.

Survey closed: Sunday 17 January 2021

Study area map

Please keep in mind that Ivanhoe Park is formed by two parts:

  • the area known as ‘Ivanhoe Park Botanic Gardens’ incorporating the Scout Hall, and
  • the sporting precinct incorporating Manly Oval. The Bowling Club and Tennis Club are also included but not directly managed by Council.


In August 2017, Council adopted the Ivanhoe Park Botanic Garden Landscape Masterplan.

On 23 August 2019, Ivanhoe Park (including Manly Oval) cultural landscape was listed as a heritage item on the State Heritage Register.

Following this heritage listing, Council resolved to prepare a Masterplan, a Conservation Management Plan and a Plan of Management for the whole of Ivanhoe Park.

Project history

The Ivanhoe Park Masterplan and Plan of Management Working Group has been convened and a first successful meeting was held on 27 November. During this meeting, we introduced the project team, discussed the vision for the Masterplan and identified key aspirations and issues for the Park.

Thank you to the Working Group for sharing your experiences and insights in such a collaborative way and for contributing to a positive and fruitful first meeting.

The group is made up of community members (including a local youth), representatives of targeted stakeholder groups, Council staff and the appointed consultants on the project (including design, heritage and planning consultants).

Thank you to all the community members who provided an Expression of Interest to join the group. Expressions of Interest closed on Sunday 22 November and applicants were advised about the outcome of their EOI on 25 November 2020.

The purpose of the Ivanhoe Park Masterplan and Plan of Management Working Group is to work with Council staff and the appointed design consultants to set the vision and help refine the design brief for the Ivanhoe Park Masterplan and direction of the Plan of Management.

We had asked for Expressions of Interest to join the Project Working Group in the following categories:

  • 2 x local residents (within 1km radius of Ivanhoe Park)
  • 1 x local youth (under 25 years old)

Have an enquiry?

Name Lia Skountzos, Senior Landscape Architect, Park Assets - Planning, Design & Delivery
Phone 1300 434 434
In writing

'Ivanhoe Park Masterplan and Plan of Management' Northern Beaches Council, PO Box 82, Manly NSW 1655.