Reviewing feedback

Project update: Dec 2023

We’ve received an enormous amount of interest and feedback for My Place: Manly which sets the vision for Manly over the next 10-15 years. Throughout the eight-week exhibition, we received over 500 responses to the draft place plan, over 140 responses to the Night-Time Economy survey, plus over 120 written contributions. Thank you to all who took the time to review the plans and provide feedback, helping to ensure we get it right.

What's next?

We are reviewing the survey responses and written feedback received, and looking at how best to amend the draft Place Plan to reflect the community’s vision for Manly.

The amended plan will then be presented to Council for adoption.

Once Council adopts the Place Plan, we’ll start implementing the priorities and actions. Based on timing and agreed priorities, this will include studies and further developing detailed designs for the key places.

My Place: Manly aims to be a community-led and endorsed strategic plan that future proofs Manly for the next 10-15 years to be the best place to live, work and visit.

The draft plan

Concept design ideas

The draft place plan identifies four key places which are integral to the Manly centre. These key places are The Corso, Sydney Road, five CBD laneways and Pittwater Road (from Raglan Street to Carlton Street). The draft place plan includes concept designs for these key places showing proposed public domain improvements.

Click on the images below to explore and interact with the concept designs.

The Journey

Click to expand the headings below to find out more about the development of the draft place plan.

We formed a Project Working Group (PWG) to ensure that we heard and considered the views of key stakeholder groups as we developed the draft place plan. The PWG met six times, and provided a forum for discussions between Council, our consultants and its 15 representatives, which included residents, businesses, community associations and other special interest groups.

The figure below outlines the key stages we have gone through to develop the draft place plan.

The study area is bounded by East and West Esplanade, Pittwater Road, Manly Beach (South Steyne), and Ashburner Street and Victoria Parade.

It acknowledges other key sites including Manly Wharf, Manly Cove, Manly Surf Life Saving Club, Shelly Beach, the International College of Management and Royal Far West.

We had intended to include the future uses of Manly Town Hall in the study area. However, to prevent delays to the draft place plan exhibition, the Manly Town Hall future uses will remain a stand-alone project. Visit Manly Town Hall future uses project page to learn more.

The map below outlines the My Place: Manly study area.