Place plan development underway

A place plan aims to create enjoyable, vibrant, safe, inclusive, and sustainable places for people.

The My Place: Manly Place Plan will offer a clear vision and guide future planning in the Manly Strategic Centre with a focus on the community's connection to place, building on knowledge and priorities outlined in a number of our existing planning studies and strategic documents.

The draft place plan will be developed over the next six months in collaboration with the Project Working Group and appointed consultants. We anticipate the draft plan will be publicly exhibited early-2022. We will also complete a Night Time Economy Study for Manly as part of this process.

If you missed out on a chance to be a part of the PWG, there will be other opportunities for you to get involved throughout the development of the place plan, so click +Follow above to stay up to date.

Place plan development underway

The My Place: Manly place plan is well underway with the Project Working Group having met on two occasions since their inception in August 2021. The meetings were held on 22 September and 10 November 2021. Meeting discussion notes are available for viewing in the document library below.

The group has collaborated with the appointed consultants to distil the vision, principles and place priorities for Manly. The next meeting, to be held in February 2022, will involve workshopping these important elements.

Findings from the Project Working Group meetings will be used, together with information gathered through targeted stakeholder research, to form the basis for the My Place: Manly Place Plan.

The map below outlines the My Place: Manly study area, which now includes Manly Town Hall and possible future uses.

Study area map - close up and zoomed out

Click on the side arrows to view both images

Project working group appointed

A Project Working Group (PWG) has been formed to ensure that the views of residents and key stakeholder groups are heard and considered as we develop the place plan.

The PWG will provide a forum for discussions between Council, our consultants and 15 representatives including residents, businesses, associations and representative bodies, and other special interest groups.

An inception meeting was held in early August 2021. The group is expected to meet on at least three (3) occasions over the next 12 months.

An Expression of Interest process was open from Wednesday 5 May until Sunday 30 May 2021.


  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    May 2021: Expressions of Interest for PWG open

  • Timeline item 2 - complete

    Jul 2021: Appoint Project Working Group

  • Timeline item 3 - active

    Aug-late 2021: Developing the draft place plan

    Ongoing PWG meetings - Targeted engagement as required

  • Timeline item 4 - incomplete

    Early-2022: Public exhibition of the draft place plan

  • Timeline item 5 - incomplete

    Early-mid 2022: Review feedback, revise draft place plan

  • Timeline item 6 - incomplete

    Mid 2022: Report to Council to endorse place plan

Contact us

Have questions or want to learn more about a project, contact us below:

Name Liza Cordoba
Phone 1300 434 434
In writing

‘My Place: Manly’ Northern Beaches Council, PO Box 82, Manly NSW 1655