Public hearing Thu 2 Dec

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Seeking feedback on a site-specific Plan of Management

In March 2019, the NSW Government sold land on Wyatt Avenue, Belrose on the condition that Council classify the land as Community Land and develop a public recreation facility on the site.

In late 2020, we engaged with the community on a concept plan for a proposed junior bike skills area on the land known as Lot 102 DP 1244381 and Lot 2620 DP 752038.

Earlier this year, we proposed to categorise the site as Park and amend the Generic Parks Plan of Management (Former Warringah) to include the land and facilitate its use for a bike park and public recreation.

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback on these proposals.

While there was general support for the Park categorisation and use of the site as a bike park, we received feedback that, due to the specialised nature of the proposed bike park, a site-specific Plan of Management would be preferable.

We have therefore created and are now seeking feedback on the draft Wyatt Avenue Bike Park Plan of Management (PoM).

The draft PoM will:

  • set out how the Wyatt Avenue Bike Park will be established, maintained and managed into the future
  • balance community recreational use of the site with environmental considerations.

It addresses issues such as vehicular access, site usage and Duffy's Forest vegetation management and plant regeneration.

Learn more and have your say

View the draft Plan of Management and have your say by:

  • completing the submission form below
  • emailing council@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au
  • writing to us marked ‘Draft Wyatt Bike Park Plan of Management’ to Northern Beaches Council, PO Box 82 Manly NSW 1655.

An online public hearing will be held on Thursday 2 December 2021, 6 - 7.30pm regarding the proposed categorisation of Lots 102 DP 1244381 and 2620 DP 752038 as Park in the draft Wyatt Bike Park Plan of Management.

Bookings are essential, register now for the session.

Prior to the session, we encourage you to read the Proposed Categorisation and Public Hearing Background Information document.

Alternately, please feel free to contact the Park Assets - Planning, Design & Delivery Team on 1300 434 434 (during business hours) with your enquiries.

Snapshot of draft Plan of Management

Submission form

Engagement history

With the growth of cycling on the Northern Beaches, we're looking to provide opportunities for young local riders to develop their skills and confidence.

Between 9 October 2020 and 9 November 2020, we sought feedback on a concept plan for a junior bike skills area in the reserve on Wyatt Avenue, Belrose directly adjacent to the John Colet School.

The concept plan includes a junior bike trail loop, an informal grassed open space for practicing bike skills (e.g. bunny hop), a seating/picnic area, an accessible entry path loop and other landscape elements.

The vast majority of the 176 comments we received expressed a positive sentiment toward the proposed junior bike skills area. Supportive comments noted the need for such a facility, the health and community benefits it would provide, and its respect for the natural surroundings.

Some respondents expressed concerns, including about additional noise, potential increase to traffic and congestion, parking issues on local streets, and the importance of appropriate fencing to reduce the impacts on local biodiversity and unauthorised access to the adjacent school and properties.

You can view the community engagement report here.

The concept plan below is the one we sought feedback on in October-November 2020 and has since been slightly modified based on community feedback.

Related project and Council documents

Have an enquiry?

Name Cameron Henery, Senior Asset Management Officer, Park Assets - Planning, Design & Delivery team
Phone 1300 434 434
Email council@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au
In writing

'Draft Wyatt Avenue Bike Park Plan of Management', Northern Beaches Council, PO Box 82, Manly NSW 1655.