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Welcome To The Fairy Bower Precinct Community Forum

Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday 11th October 2017 at the ICMS.

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Currently this is just the framework of our refreshed web site and will be enhanced over time.

The purpose of this web site is to :-

  • be a quick refererence to find out what is going on with the Precinct,
  • provide a way for you to contact us, and
  • provide a historical archive of the Precincts activities for reference purposes.

Current major issues the Precinct is active on :-

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  • Fixing the Fairy Bower Ocean Pool - long standing issue, but initial repair of its bottom is an approved project, with funds voted by Manly Council for the 2016/7 financial year.
  • Restoring Oceanides - DONE! - Helen Leete's nymph sculpture by the pool. Damaged during the storm in 2016. This project is now complete with the work replaced.
  • Maintaining Manly residents' input to the new regional Council by supporting the continued operation of the Manly Council Precinct system.
  • Resisting pressure for overdevelopment and intensification of CBD areas by the new regional Council, particularly within the Manly Council area.

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Further reading from the August 2017 Newsletter

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NEEA Electricity Update Report - July 2017 (514kB)

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The Boomerang Paradox Report - 2010 (Electricity Pricing Analysis) (765kB)

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The Fairy Bower Pool Report (Final) July 2017 (7MB)

Further reading from the March 2016 Newsletter

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Proposed Fairy Bower Pool Amenities Block - Documents and Plans In summary the design is a similar sized (slightly larger) building to the original, with two unisex and one disabled loos, and two separate change cubicles.

Further reading from the February 2016 Newsletter

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Council Amalgamations - The Warringah Proposal to merge Manly, Warringah and Pittwater; includes Delegate's and Boundaries Commission Reports. (link)

Council Amalgamations - The Government's Proposal to merge Manly, Mosman and part-Warringah; includes Delegate's and Boundaries Commission Reports. (link) Also includes the companion Pittwater and part-Warringah amalgamation reports.

Further reading from the November 2016 Newsletter (References)

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Draft Mona Vale Place Plan (fixed local copy that does not hijack your pdf reader) (16MB)

The housing affordability crisis in Sydney and Melbourne
Report One: The demographic foundations
written by Bob Birrell and David McCloskey

SMH Article: Short Supply isn't the main force behind surging prices
by Peter Martin

Further reading from the September 2016 Newsletter (Student Request)

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The Manly2015 scheme - Mk3b web pages or Mk2b web site. They detail the various projects for reference, as at May 2016 and February 2015 respectively. (links)
The key issues of objection concerning the proposed projects to relocate the Whistler Street car park were :-

  • the use of the public Oval reserve for a commercial car park, together with the visual and physical impact on Ivanhoe Park; and
  • the construction of a massive new building in Whistler Street that would exceed Council's planning controls and would set a development precedent for the Manly CBD.

The relocation project has now been cancelled by Council, but only time will tell if the project is really dead.

The inclusion of links to the Manly2015 scheme should not be taken as any endosement of the proposed Whistler Street car park relocation and redevelopment. While the Manly2015 plaza and repaving works were generally supported by residents and businesses alike, the car park projects were contraversial and divided the Manly community.

Fairy Bower Precinct Community Partnerships

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Jump to: Friends Of Cabbage Tree Bay Page

Jump to: Manly Environment Centre Home Page

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Jump to: Manly Art Gallery - Current Exhibitions
(Currently Upcoming Exhibitions info is missing from new web site).

Jump to: Manly Art Gallery and Museum Society Page (outings and events)

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Jump to: Manly Art Gallery Collections - the collections of the Gallery viewable on-line. Manly Art Gallery & Museum stands out among the regional galleries for two distinctive reasons: its focus on Australian ceramics and its extensive holdings of paintings by Antonio Dattilo-Rubbo. It also holds a superb collection of contemporary and early Australian paintings and works on paper.

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Jump to: Manly Art Gallery's Antonio Dattilo-Rubbo Collection - his works held by the gallery viewable on-line. The Gallery has the largest collection of his work.

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Jump to: Sculptor Helen Leete's Web Site

Other Web Sites Of Interest

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Jump to: St Patrick Estate - Details and History

Other documents (Resident Requests)

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Local Government Boundaries Commission Pittwater Public Inquiry Report issued on 26th April 1991. (5.45MB) This outlines the comprehensive examination into the need and feasibilty of establishing a separate Pittwater Council out of (then) Warringah Council's "A" Riding. This investigation, and the subsequent passing of a referendum within the Pittwater area, eventually lead to the establishment of Pittwater Council on 1st May 1992.

The actual report consists of the first 23 pages, and the rest of the document contains the submissions received. Submission 1, commencing on page 69, is particularly worth reading. It has also been suggested that the 1991 report makes the recent pro-Amalgamation reviews look shallow, unsound and even unprofessional, as regards a proper consideration of the issues involved.

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Eco-Sculpture Walk Brochure 2002 (694K) Gain an insight into Cabbage Tree Bay's unique marine life, plants, animals, history and attractions by viewing some unique eco-sculptures. To get there simply walk along Marine Parade from South Steyne Manly, Bower Lane at Fairy Bower or Shelly Beach. Look for the sculptures at the Shelly Beach end of the walkway.

Take this interpretive brochure with you! It describes each sculpture in detail and provides lots of other useful information about the Bay. The walk is also suitable for people with disabilities of all ages. Disabled parking is available at Shelly Beach. The sculptures and accompanying plaques have also been suitably designed for use by people with vision impairments.

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Public Art In Manly Brochure 2006 (2.88M) Provides details of some prominent public art and sculpture around Manly.

It contains a map showing where all the items are located. Even long standing residents might find some surprises in this brochure! It provides brief infomation on each artwork, including some background about the artists.

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Draft Manly Street Tree Management Plan (large download - 100MB)

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Draft Cabbage Tree Bay Aquatic Reserve Fisheries Management Regulation 2009 and Implementation Strategy (3.48MB)

Environment NSW - Cabbage Tree Bay Aquatic Reserve Park Management Page (link)

NSW Department Of Primary Industry (Fisheries) - Cabbage Tree Bay Aquatic Reserve Page (link)

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Manly Bike Network Map - Used to be freely available from the Council Chambers and the Visitors Information Centre (now Hello Manly) - A3 size. (700K)

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