Future of the Dalwood Children's Home Site
Member for Manly James Griffin has announced that NSW Health will withdraw the rezoning proposal to Northern Beaches Council and that all of the land compromising the Dalwood Children’s Home site in Seaforth will be retained by NSW Health on behalf of the community.
“I was elected to fight for my community. That’s what I have done, and will continue to do,” Mr Griffin said.
“I want to thank the Dalwood Auxiliary, and advocates in the community who partnered with me to deliver this outcome.
“People want less talk and more positive outcomes from politicians. Whether it’s a fast ferry service or protecting important land at Dalwood or Manly Hospital, I will continue to get on with the job, putting my head down and getting results for our community.
“Following my discussions with the Premier and Minister for Health, NSW Health will withdraw this planning proposal. I would like to thank the Premier and Minister, who both appreciate the importance of the Dalwood Spilstead services and its unique site.
The NSW Ministry of Health has thoroughly examined the historical records, including the Trust Deed, and determined the land is “…intended to be used as a Rest Home for the treatment and relief in consequence of ill health and old age of women and children for such other purposes (being charitable purposes)”. This includes the unused portions of the site.
The rezoning proposal to Northern Beaches Council will be withdrawn and all of the land comprising the Dalwood Children’s Home site will be retained by NSW Health on behalf of the community.