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  1. Theatre in the previous oceanworld manly

    Being a resident of Manly with a copule of properties I feel we should be considering the people who are more mature 50 plus paying council rates . Some people are less mobile than others we need to re open the movie theatre next to the 4 pines this would be beneficial for young and old and tourists we also need to make oceanworld into a live theatre comedies talk shows etc with a great wharf at the doorstep what better way to travel to Manly dinner and a theatre show people would stay the weekend even in winter months…

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    • Create wheel friendly access at Manly wharf (end of wharf bar)

      Currently the main wharf area is wheel friendly. However the other wharf at the end of wharf bar requires walking down two sets of steps to access the ferry. This is inaccessible for people in wheel chairs and a hassle for people with prams and bikes on the ferrys. Please add ramps and handrails to this wharf. With the multi million dollar upgrade happening at the wharf surely they can send a couple of builders down and fix this issue in half a day.

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      • Trial artificial turf on E. Esplanade

        It seems like the grass is always struggling on E. Esplanade, aka "The Office", probably because of it's popularity, the big trees, and salt/sand from the winter Southerlies. Maybe council can trial some artificial turf which might save some $$ in the long run? Or is turf hard to maintain? Maybe turf in a few high-wear areas (directly under the middle trees or directly in front of the benches close to the promenade).

        I'm sure there will be plenty of detractors (takes away from the natural beauty, etc.)...but just a thought.

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        • Stop hard paving

          Notice the nicest section off the corso is the part with cars .NOT because off the traffic but because off the central green planting.
          Manly needs more garden beds but better maintained than manlys
          parks which are weed ridden

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          • Western Harbour Tunnel and Beaches Link

            Local residents have an opportunity to attend a meeting on the proposed Western Harbour Tunnel & Beaches Link on this Saturday 17 June.

            I support the tunnel for the benefit of all Northern Beaches residents, but feel concerned that an exhaust chimney could possibly be located in the Seaforth area.

            There may be technologies available to treat the exhausts and if so our community need to be assured that the very best treatments will be applied. Does this issue concern other residents?

            (The RMS meeting is from 10am to 2pm at the Seaforth Community Centre, Baringa Ave, Seaforth).

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            • beach parking discrimination against renters

              Would love the GoodforManly to investigate on behalf of renters in the new Northern Beaches Council area. Just went to enquire at council office regarding renewing my beach parking sticker only to be told that as I am a renter, I will have to pay $200 to obtain one. Stickers are now sent to owners who are under no obligation to pass them on to tenants. Wonder how many of these free stickers will be sold on? I hope anyone standing for council in future will be aware that out of area owners don't vote, renters living on the beachfront…

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                • Manly Council needs to have the Christmas Carol night at the Oval, not the Corso as currently planned.!

                  https://www.change.org/p/manly-council-change-christmas-carols-back-to-manly-oval

                  Please email Council and sign the petition. The change is not family friendly and will cost us ratepayers buckets more than holding at the Oval where 6,000+ have enjoyed the event. Imagine sitting on concrete trying to enjoy a picnic in front of the Steyne Hotel... Not a great idea!!

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                  • Telstra building Pitwater road

                    Is the reserve next to the Telstra building on Pitwater rd under threat with the DA posted

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                    • Christmas Carols should be held on Manly Oval. Manly Council is ruining traffic and parking in Manly.

                      Christmas Carols should be held on Manly Oval. It is the appropriate setting for this event, family friendly and the atmosphere is fantastic. Why change such a great community event. In addition, why is Manly Council deliberately making changes to traffic & parking conditions in Manly. The only reason appears to be to make the traffic congestion so bad and limit the supply of car parking spaces, that they force people into the conclusion that a massive car park is required under Manly Oval. Given their mismanagement of other large infrastructure projects, are there any guarantees that they will be…

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                      • What's Happening at Grahams Reserve? First the dog-walkers and then the dog owners?

                        Is Grahams being taken over by Manly Warringah District Cricket Club? When Manly Oval car park is under construction the club is moving to Grahams. What is going to happen to the dogs. Grahams is the only safe, fully fenced off-leash dog park in Manly.

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                        • I agree strongly that, we the ratepayers, are being kept in the dark by the Council.

                          I am a regular user of the Boy Charlton Pool. Prior to commencement of the refurb, we learned that the cost had escalated to $21m an increase of 40% on the original estimate. Since then there has been an ongoing
                          Argument with RMS re parking. For the last months, there has been massive changes made to Kenneth Road, at I would imagine huge costs. Can we be advised at what cost?

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                          • Something needs to be done about the number shopping trolleys abandoned in Manly streets. Coles should be held accountable

                            Coles Peninsular should have same rule as the Coles Corso Trolleys should only be permitted to be taken to Peninsular Carpark but not out of store onto street We also need to go back to coin operated shopping trolleys. It makes people more accountable

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                            • RESTRICTED PARKING IN WEST STREET

                              Finding a parking space along West Street between White Street and Sydney Road is a real pain in the neck.

                              I suppose I coul be wrong but I think it's mostly weekday commuters causing the issue.

                              Can the council address this issue by restricting parking in some way?

                              Thank you.

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                              • Lack of information to the Rate Payers

                                I am concerned that Manly Council treats the ratepayers like idiots. Our elected reps are proposing to spend huge money on various ideas but we are not allowed to see any of the important data. The Pool debacle is a case in point. The Council stated that their cost estimate of $15m would be covered by a "low" interest govt. loan. Apparently,the quotes range upwards from $26m, but this gross miscalculation is not being shared with us. Based on their lack of ability, It scares me to think what the Oval debacle will blow out to. How do we demand…

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                                • Affordable housing: Affordable for whom?

                                  Between the idea and the reality, between the policy and the developer falls... the failings of the previous Labour government? Developers of boarding houses love to cut and past from AHSEPP when submitting DAs, specifically that boarding houses are for, amongst others, key workers like our teachers, nurses, and police officers who cannot otherwise afford to live in the communities they service. A worthy sentiment--the 'idea'--we should all support. But what of the reality? Who lives in these developments really? Maximum tariffs only apply to developments seeking land tax exemption. In 2013 that was $368 for a double and $261…

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                                  • Ok so NO to develop under the oval but what are the alternatives?

                                    Don't agree with the argument that this is to far away from the Manly Cbd or isn't good for local business. Because visitors only have to cross one road and walk past local businesses to the beach. Plus with 3 hour parking for locals and a new water park where will visitors park?

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                                    • A conservatorium of music / performing arts centre

                                      Currently, only 1.96% of Sydney Youth Orchestra members come from the Northern Beaches. That's the lowest of any region in Sydney. In fact more SYO members come from country NSW than the Northern Beaches. We need to start supporting the arts so that our kids don't continue to miss out. See: http://nbcon.wordpress.com/

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                                      • Take the jack boots off the rangers...They aren't police. They should not dress, nor act like police.

                                        Take the jack boots off the rangers...They aren't police. They should not dress, nor act like police.

                                        Heavy handed rangers are are such a detriment to the community of Manly at the moment. There is a poor attitude among the rangers, and their behaviour is more and more authoritarian, and less valuable members of the community. Take the army boots away, and set a new tone for service and community, not enforcement and monitoring.

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                                        • Surveillance camera at Shelly beach

                                          The recent poaching of Gropers at Cabbage Tree Bay poses a significant risk to the iconic and protected groper population there, not to mention the risk of poaching to Weedy Sea dragons in the same area. Given the significant cash income Manly council secures from parking enforcement it is shameful that they have not yet made any such effort to protect these natural assets given the existing significant surveillance infrastructure already installed on the Corso.

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