Project complete

We have upgraded the playground and built a new amenities building at Little Manly Point as part of the Little Manly Reserves Landscape Masterplan (2019).

View the new amenities building and playground upgrade below.

Works in the area will continue as part of the Masterplan implementation, with the demolition of 40 Stuart Street, Manly to commence late July 2024. This will increase the park area at Little Manly Reserve for the community to enjoy.

New amenities building

The new amenities building consists of an ambulant unisex toilet, accessible unisex toilet and unisex toilet with baby change facilities. It is nestled into the bushland at the western end of the carpark and complements the surrounding landscape. Existing plantings provide screening from the road and neighbouring properties. The design of the new amenities uses modern resilient materials and neutral colours to blend into the parks natural environment.

Playground upgrade

The upgraded playground offers an inclusive play experience with a range of activities suitable for different ages and abilities. The play area features a nature discovery trail, timber boat, senior play structure, all abilities swing set, and junior play mound. New seating, access improvements, and fencing around the rear boundary to improve safety have also been completed as part of the upgrade.

Engagement Summary

Engagement summary

We sought feedback on the concept plans for the playground upgrade and new amenities building between 30 April 2021 and 30 May 2021. During the consultation period, we received 50 comments. We also organised onsite drop-in session so that you could chat with Council staff about the concept plans on Thursday 13 May and Saturday 22 May 2021.

The majority of respondents supported the concept plans for the playground upgrade and amenities building. There was support for the proposed nature play elements and positive comments about both plans being respectful of the surrounding bushland.

Respondents also provided a range of suggestions, including about how the facilities could be more inclusive and accessible.

Overall, we heard that the playground upgrade and proposed amenities building were most welcome, much needed and long overdue. Thank you to everyone who provided feedback.

View the full community engagement report here.

Concept Plans

Concept plans presented during the consultation



Little Manly Point Reserve is highly valued by many for its environmental, historical, social and scenic qualities. It caters to a diverse range of recreation activities such as picnicking, walking, fishing, children's play and more.

This project is based on actions from the Little Manly Reserves Landscape Masterplan, adopted in November 2019: 'Upgrade existing playground within existing footprint, with focus on nature-play activities' and 'Proposed public amenities'.

The proposed concept plan for the playground upgrade was developed with the help of a group of residents in Little Manly who started a community working group and have been liaising with Council about this project.

An arborist inspection has confirmed that two low significance trees may be removed to accommodate the toilet building. The two mature Fig Trees and a Paperbark will be retained and protected, with root surveys undertaken to avoid possible damage.