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  1. 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.

    56 votes
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  2. Harbour Pool near Manly Wharf

    An Idea:
    Manly Council is currently looking at changing the netting structure at the harbour pool near Manly Wharf in an endeavour to provide a better habitat for the colony of seahorses that reside there. Could this pool be upgraded to a proper baths-style pool, with a timber perimeter walkway providing ladder-access to the water? (Have you seen the pool/baths at Balmoral for example)
    This would have greater appeal to families providing a fun place to swim and a more memorable experience than the current 'temporary' netted pool enclosure.

    Candy Bingham

    39 votes
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  3. Bring back/Introduce the deposit on glass and plastic bottles and cans....

    ....and address, potentially, three issues in one fell swoop;

    1.Reduced rubbish to be cleared at Rates payers' expense;
    2. Re-cycling plant work reduced (as already sorted into 'types')
    3. 'Employ' young people/destitutes as an alternative to getting into mischief.

    This 'program' kept me and my mates busy when we were young and strapped for cash...

    And get the 'environmentally aware/friendly' drinks-manufacturers to subsidise the program (deposits and staff wages).

    28 votes
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  4. Boats a Danger in Cabbage Tree Bay

    Swimming in Cabbage Tree Bay is a delightful way for locals and tourists to appreciate Manly's pristine environment - until they find themselves competing with large boats that anchor in the bay. Not only is this frustrating for swimmers, snorkelers and divers but it poses a huge safety risk. Its time to get serious about banning boats in Cabbage Tree Bay.

    21 votes
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  5. All dogs should be on a lead after sunset.

    owners should pickup what your dog drops.

    19 votes
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  6. Manly's 2015 Plan

    am very concerned regarding Manly Council's 2015 development proposal and when I speak with people, no-one seems to know anything about it.... I am extremely concerned with Ms Hay's proposal to demolish the Whistler street car park, library etc. and replace it with MORE units under the guise of making Manly more pedestrian friendly.

    Additionally, their proposal to put an underground carpark under Manly oval seems an awful idea to me. I have reviewed their proposal but it doesn't state how cars will enter and exit. Will the cars exit and zoom up Raglan Street?

    If you could please start…

    18 votes
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  7. 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!!

    16 votes
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  8. Speed Humps at North Head

    North Head is a popular place to cycle - except for the speed humps which are a real hazard!
    Why can't we make the humps 'cycle friendly' and let's encourage more people to use their bikes in this wonderful area?

    13 votes
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  9. A pedestrian traffic light on the corner of The Corso & Whistler St.

    People now wander across there without breaking stride or looking left or right. Someone will be hurt, not to mention the traffic hold up.
    There is a light on the near corner of The Corso & Darley Rd, so why not on the corner near Manly Council Chambers?

    12 votes
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  10. An exercise area on the Manly to the Spit walk

    The Bondi to Bronte walkway has exercise equipment an intervals along the way (chin up bars, sit up benches and rings). This equipment gets heaps of use. Adding such equipment to the Spit to Manly walk would make great use of space (particularly near the Fairlight Pool) and promote healthy living at a low cost.

    12 votes
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  11. 11 votes
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  12. 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?

    10 votes
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  13. Can we have more bins on the beach

    I would be a good idea to have more bins on the beach or by the beach to prevent the heaps of litter left behind by visitors and locals.

    10 votes
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  14. Turn the top of Manly's Council Parking in Whistler street into a community garden :-)

    Sunflowers growing from the ugly building will brighten the sky and the heart of Manly. We need more public spaces beautified with greenery. Lots of ideas for vertical gardens and planter boxes could be explored!

    9 votes
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  15. Free bikes to use in Manly

    Manly is such a lovely recreational area and is especially bike friendly. If we could have a bike-sharing system in the same way they have them in Melbourne and Brisbane. Lets bring bike-sharing to Sydney and start it in Manly.:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bicycle_sharing_system

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Melbourne_City_Bikes.JPG

    10 votes
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  16. 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?

    9 votes
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  17. Replace Spit Bridge with a suspension bridge

    Replace Spit Bridge with a suspension bridge which can carry a train line from Nth Sydney to Frenchs Forest and beyond

    9 votes
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  18. 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.

    8 votes
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  19. History Heritage and Art

    Manly is well known for sun, swimming, eating and drinking. But I would love to see more promotion of the history, heritage, art and local business. Using our imaginations I am sure Manly's profile can be lifted and expanded to become known as the destination spot that has it all! One idea could be to have a Town crier on weekends dressed in period costume. He could be roaming the village stopping at various spots and crying out what is in that vicinity. Heritage and current business can be promoted. For example he could say “This is the location of…

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  20. Community Gardens

    The community garden at 100 Griffith Street, Balgowlah has proven a great success http://www.balgowlahcg.com and while many people in suburbs like Seaforth and Balgowlah Hts already have a garden, there are thousands of unit dwellers in our area who don't.

    Do you think Manly Council should encourage more community gardens? Would you be interested in participating in one?

    6 votes
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