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Thanks to everyone who made a submission on the proposed replacement on the Marine Rescue Building, Bayview.

We received 23 submissions which indicated a high level of support, with many respondents commenting on the great service provided by Marine Rescue NSW and the long awaited replacement of this building.

Concept design

We sought feedback on a proposal to replace the existing Marine Rescue Building at Rowland Reserve, Bayview, with a new single story building in the same location.

The building was built over two decades ago using re-purposed demountable structures and is now showing ongoing signs of dilapidation.

We worked closely with key stakeholders to help develop a design that meets their current needs while also meeting Council's standards.

To ensure the requirements for Emergency Operations and accessibility legislation are met, the design will require a slight increase of floor space from 116sqm to 180sqm. Please note that it will remain a single level building.

The existing external small storage shed to the west will be relocated to the east, and remain within Council’s depot. This is not expected to have any affect on surrounding residential properties.

This project is jointly funded by NSW Government and Northern Beaches Council.

‘Marine Rescue New South Wales’ will still maintain occupancy of the building.

Under the provisions of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act, 1979, and SEPP (Infrastructure) 2007, Council can undertake these works without the need for a Development Application, provided notification of adjoining residents is undertaken


  • Timeline item 1 - active

    Mar-Apr 2021: Seeking submissions on proposed replacement

  • Timeline item 2 - active

    May-Jul 2021: Detailed design stage

  • Timeline item 3 - incomplete

    Aug-Nov 2021: Tender stage

  • Timeline item 4 - incomplete

    Jan-Jun 2022: Construction

Have an enquiry?

Name Peter Rodham
Phone 1300 434 434
In writing

'Marine Rescue Building, Bayview', Northern Beaches Council, PO Box 82, Manly NSW 1655.