Public hearing report now available

Thank you to everyone who provided a submission on this proposal and to those who attended the online public hearing session that was held on 12 August 2021.

The Public Hearing and Submissions Report for Proposed Categorisation of 40 Stuart Street prepared by independent consultant Parkland Planners is now available to view as required under Section 47G(3) of the Local Government Act 1993.

The report provides independent recommendations that have not yet been endorsed by the elected Council. It will be included in the Council report to go to the meeting on 28 September 2021.

Consultation history

*Please note that that the original submission close date was brought forward to 18 August 2021. We know our community would like to see a decision made on this project as soon as possible. We were able to launch the engagement a little earlier than we'd anticipated and are planning to get a recommendation back to Council in late September. The new close date still meets our statutory requirements.

Next step toward returning land to open space

We are proposing to amend the Little Manly Coastline Management Plan 2004 to include and categorise the Community Land at 40 Stuart Street, Manly as Park.

Our aim is to return the land to the community as public open space so it can be enjoyed for recreational activities.

Community Land is required to be categorised under the Local Government Act. The Park category has been identified as most appropriate to meet our objectives.

In 2019, following community engagement, an action was included in the Little Manly Reserves Landscape Masterplan that would see the property at 40 Stuart Street demolished and the land incorporated into the adjoining park (Little Manly Reserve). The first step toward this was the reclassification of the land as Community Land earlier this year.

Site plans and further info about the categorisation process can be found below, as well as links to relevant Council documents and resolutions.

An online public hearing session was held on Thursday 12 August 2021 from 6 to 7.30pm.

Submissions closed Wednesday 18 August 2021.

# Please note that we have changed the amendments document to reflect the current land classification status of 34 and 36 Stuart Street as being community land not operational land. We have also removed the proposed amendments relating to actions to acquire 40 Stuart Street, there is no need to make those amendments because Council has since acquired the land.

If you have any questions about this, please contact Russell Jenkins on 8495 5220 or by email on

Background information

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Name Russell Jenkins - Senior Asset Management Officer
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