Making Tracks at Manly Dam
Manly Dam Reserve is receiving new access pathing as the NSW Government injects nearly $4 million into metro green spaces around Sydney. The popular walking track from Sir Roden Cutler Drive will now include a dedicated walking track with 390m of raised wooden boardwalk sporting picturesque views of the water and natural habitat.
James Griffin joined Minister for Planning and Public Spaces Rob Stokes and Mayor Michael Regan to announce $859,952 in partnership funding with Northern Beach Council to construct the $1,719,905 walking path.
“It is fantastic that with this investment more people will be able to use and experience the Manly Dam Reserve and take in the natural beauty of the area,” Mr Griffin said.
“I’m delighted that our project has been selected and thrilled that we’ll see more green and open space for everyone in the community to enjoy.”
Minister for Planning and Public Spaces Rob Stokes said the program was the State’s longest-running open space grants program and had helped councils to deliver hundreds of public space projects since 1983
“Over the last decade the program has helped create some fantastic public spaces such as the Narrabeen Lagoon Trail, Gannons Park restoration, Great Blue Mountains Trail, and the Great West Walk,” Mr Stokes said.
“This round we are giving councils another $4 million to progress green space projects for their local communities.
“Our vision is to create a city within a park and one way to do that is to improve the connectivity between green space. These type of projects allow us to do that.”
For more information visit www.planning.nsw.gov.au/mgp