Thank you to all those who made a submission on our proposal for a 12-month trial for reduced water skiing times at Manly Dam.
We received over 700 responses . The majority of responses did not support the trial. Community feedback was taken into account in the recommendations to Council.
The recommendation in the report considered the lack of support for the proposed trial.
At the meeting on 23 August 2022, Council voted not to proceed with the proposed trial, resolving to:
- Prohibit water skiing on the Manly Warringah War Memorial State Park (Manly Dam) lake on ANZAC Day (all day) and Remembrance Day (all day).
- Endorse the continuation of all other approved times for water skiing as described in the Manly Warringah War Memorial Park Plan of Management, 2014.
You can view the Council minutes (Item 13.4) here.
Water Skiing at Manly Dam
We asked for your views on a 12-month trial for reduced water skiing times at Manly Dam.
The request to consider reduced water skiing times came from Council's Manly Warringah War Memorial State Park Advisory Committee and is about providing:
- More access to the entire lake at Manly Dam for other recreational activities such as swimming and paddling.
- More time to enjoy Manly Dam when there are no motorised boats on the lake.
- Ongoing access to the lake at Manly Dam for water skiing.
Details of the proposed waterskiing times are available below and in the frequently asked questions (FAQs).
Before considering a trial, we wanted to know about our community's views on this proposal.
The proposal was publicly exhibited between Wednesday 27 April and Sunday 5 June 2022. Thank you to everyone who provided feedback.
This project is now closed.