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 is in the final stages of development and has included collaboration with the Project Working Group (PWG) and appointed consultants. We anticipate the draft plan will be publicly exhibited early-mid 2023. A Night Time Economy Study for Manly has also been undertaken 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.

The study area

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

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 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. Click on the side arrows to view both the close up and zoomed out map.

Study area

Place plan development underway

The My Place: Manly place plan development is nearing completion with the Project Working Group having met on five occasions since their inception in August 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.

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.

An important element of the My Place: Manly Place Plan is to understand the current and future opportunities for the night-time economy. To achieve this a night-time economy study has been undertaken together with targeted stakeholder engagement. These findings will be incorporated in the draft My Place: Manly Place Plan.

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 is carried out under the My Place: Manly Project Working Group Terms of Reference.

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

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 - complete

    Aug 2021: Developing the draft place plan

  • Timeline item 4 - incomplete

    Early-Mid 2023: Report to Council and public exhibition of the draft place plan

  • Timeline item 5 - incomplete

    Mid 2023: Review feedback, revise draft place plan

  • Timeline item 6 - incomplete

    Mid-Late 2023: Report to Council to endorse final place plan "My Place: Manly"

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