Reimagine. Revitalize. Activate.

Ideas Board now open below

You are invited to tell us your ideas for the future use of Manly Town Hall.

Located in the heart of Manly, this iconic 84-year building is a centerpiece of the area with views of Manly Wharf. It has multiple and varying sized spaces suitable for a range of community purposes including workshops, meetings, performances and health and leisure activities.

Council is working towards consolidating our staff accommodation, so there is a unique opportunity to reimagine and revitalise the Town Hall and consider what it could be used for in the longer term.

We want to start the discussion early and hear your ideas about what this could be, keeping in mind that the building is heritage listed.

We are at the beginning of this process and there will be further opportunities for you to get involved as we provide a new lease of life to our grand old dame.

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    Reimagine

    Manly Town Hall has a rich history. It was remodelled several times in the early 20th Century, prior to the building you see now being constructed in 1937. The 'Stripped Classical' architectural style boasts four imposing pillars flanking the main entrance.

    While we can't (and wouldn't want to) impact the heritage features of this magnificent building, we do want you to help us uncover its potential for the future.

    How do you imagine Manly Town Hall could be used in the future?

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    ​Revitalize

    Manly Town Hall was previously used by Manly Council as its main administration building, which included the Council Chambers. It has also been home to a range of community events and exhibitions over the years.

    It is currently used by Northern Beaches Council as a customer service centre and for office space.

    What ideas do you have that might help revitalize the space?

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    ​Activate

    In the future we want to have a thriving hub that supports community including our residents and businesses as well as our visitors.

    What do you think could bring vibrancy to this space?


Let your imagination run wild

Post your ideas (big or small) on the Ideas Board below. You can also add photos, videos, links, paintings and drawings. Just remember whatever we decide to do, it will need to respect and celebrate the heritage of the building.

The Ideas Board is open until Wednesday 16 December 2020.

Contact us

Name Andrew Grocott, Manager Community Engagement
Phone 1300 434 434
Email council@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au