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  1. Retirees/pensioners could be afforded reduced rates for extra parking permits.

    Retirees/pensioners could be afforded reduced rates for extra parking permits.

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  2. Parking permit with variable date

    Manly area parking permits are provided with a fixed date (end of March each year) meaning we all come in to renew at the same time. This is neither efficient nor convenient for those that need to acquire a permit at any time other than March each year.

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  3. 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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  4. Educate Manly

    Teach those who have never traveled abroad or who currently swim in money that there is more to life than upgrading gardens and pools, or altering speed humps.. Most people in Manly focus on minute flaws in their luxury lifestyle but I propose we help these folk learn just how much more other people need our time and money.

    3 votes
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  5. Extend the Corso no car area to some more streets.

    I saw a city in California on TV recently that had a large planned no car area and it looked good.

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  6. Little manly beach reserve

    Rather than spending precious Council cash on the houses at Little Manly when there is already so much open space in that area, the properties should be developed and sold off. By Council controlling the development the right balance can be struck between capitalising on the location and not being overbearing. Then the money can be used to pursue some of the other great ideas like making parking easier and cheaper in the CBD.

    3 votes
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  7. Make the East/West boulevard the multicultural musical strip , weekends & PM of course.

    To expect respect , keep the expectation going forward.

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  8. All dogs should be on a lead after sunset.

    owners should pickup what your dog drops.

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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 11 votes
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  12. 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

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  13. zebra crossing - paint the road in white before it is painted in red...

    I think we miss a lot of zebra crossing in Manly. first it would allow our kids to cross the streets safely, second it would highly reduce the speed of so many cars. I am thinking about the flat before the eastern hill in particular, on the east esplanade, on darley road, on victoria parade, on ashburner street...if you walk down the hill, there is no way you can safely cross streets and get to manly CBD safely. it is only painting the road, why wait? why no one seems to be bothered? do we have to wait for our…

    3 votes
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  14. 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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  15. 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…

    7 votes
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  16. 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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  17. Protecting Sporting Facilities in Manly

    One of the great things about Australia and Manly area is generally very good for sporting facilities. However due to the increasing cost of land, sporting facilities, especially those not owned by the council are under threat, as there is greater profit from land development. For example in the 4 or 5 years I have been here in tennis courts have been developed which where at North Curl Curl and last year Court Sports (Deewhy), which had 12 tennis courts, 8 squash courts and volley ball courts looked as if it may well be developed. (these are in Warringah, but…

    4 votes
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  18. Alcohol consumption in East Boulevarde park

    It seems lots of people bring alcoholic beverages to this grassed area to consume when it is zoned as an alcohol-free area.Most of the time this is fine. . but occasionally you see significant amounts of alcohol being consumed(with obvious impact).If there is a rule. . it should be policed.
    Otherwise scrap the rule and assume people will drink responsibly.
    Turning a blind eye doesn't seem responsible!

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  19. 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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  20. 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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