How is the project currently tracking?

Following the closure of Manly Hospital in 2018, the NSW Government has worked closely with the Northern Beaches Council and the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment to consider future uses for the site. The Department has consulted NSW Health throughout this process to ensure future uses complement the development of the Adolescent & Young Adult Hospice, which now occupies a portion of the site.

From August to September 2019, the NSW Government undertook a period of community consultation to ensure that the redevelopment of the site delivered a health and wellbeing precinct that took into account the views of the local community. Further community feedback was sought during July and September 2020 to identify key themes to incorporate into the planning process. 

In 2021, an expression of interest (EOI) campaign was launched to identify a project delivery partner to help establish a formal master plan which will be informed by the community's views and developed in close consultation with State and local government. This is to ensure the redevelopment meets the needs of the Northern Beaches and greater Sydney metropolitan area. 

Following this EOI campaign, Property and Development NSW (PDNSW) undertook a Request for Detailed Proposal (RFDP) with shortlisted respondents, with submissions closing in May 2022. As it stands, the evaluation of this RFDP is ongoing. 

Once the RFDP has been evaluated, a successful project partner will be identified to work alongside government to develop the formal master plan. The community will have an opportunity to provide further feedback on this.