All the proposed works for Little Manly have been delayed until next year. All the works will commence after the summer period in 2022.
Planning for landscaping works and accessible access onto the beach at the western end of the beach has been completed and will commence as contractors become available. More appropriate and hardy plantings around the bus stop will replace the bark chips, and new bins will be installed.
The Expressions of Interest campaign for the Manly Health and Wellbeing Precinct (former Manly Hospital site) closed on the 14th of October 2021. Property and Development NSW (PDNSW) is currently assessing the responses and, following the evaluation process, a shortlist of respondents will be invited to participate in the Request for Detailed Proposal (RFDP) stage, anticipated to begin in early 2022. There was a lot of interest in the site with 123 groups enquiring with CBRE, 33 groups requesting access to the data room which included developers, operators and institutional investors, and 13 submissions were made. Ultimately 17 responses were received from a wide range of health and wellbeing related operators. PDNSW will provide the responses to the nominated Project Partner following the RFDP stage.
PDNSW has appointed Hector Abrahams Architects to prepare the site background and description which will form Part A of a Conservation Management Plan. Part B will be undertaken in consultation with the appointed Project Partner and will include the heritage significance, conservation policies and key heritage management principles and adaptive reuse strategies. PDNSW has met with the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment regarding the planning proposal and is working through the bushfire evacuation modelling requested by Council prior to public exhibition, anticipated in February 2022