Above is an illustration from the former Manly Hospital Site Draft Concept Plan.
For years we have been working with the State Government and through our committed Local Member, James Griffin and a Steering Committee of NSW Health then NSW Property, Executive Council Management, Manly Ward Councillors and a few committed local residents. Our brief was to ensure that the site is retained for the community as a facility of health and well being. It does appear that we have won; congratulations to all committed participants.
Plans have now been released covering the future use of this iconic area of Manly/North Head and we should be very pleased and thankful that although we have lost our much loved hospital, we will gain health and well being facilities and an expansion of the North Head public areas for our future generations.
Zoning issues have been agreed with Council and the Steering Committee. The youth hospice has an agreed position and funding is near complete for this facility.
The heritage areas are being retained as administrative and entry areas to the site and the old kiosk and entry building will be retained for services and information support.
There will be ample open and parkland areas, some parking at the rear of the built areas, and buildings planned for the provision of health and well being services. These include aged care respite and rehabilitation, community health services (Government and NGO), health consulting rooms, mental health services, patient transport services