Taking Manly Cove into the Future

A new vision for Manly Cove is taking shape with plans released for an upgrade to the iconic Manly Wharf 3 and a new plan for the former Manly Sea Life site.

The community is being asked to contribute ideas, with both designs on display for public feedback and comment until 5pm Friday 28 January 2022.

Member for Manly, James Griffin MP said the much-needed Manly Wharf 3 upgrade will include improved access for mobility impaired customers and those with prams, as well as increased protection for commuters from wind, rain and sun.

“The wharf upgrade is great news for customers and staff who will benefit from improved safety, more efficient boarding and disembarking and better pedestrian access,” Mr Griffin said.

“The proposed Manly Wharf 3 upgrade has been designed to seamlessly fit with surrounding buildings and landscape and will include a hydraulic platform with a fixed waiting area, customer seating, weather protection and gangways. I look forward to the community providing feedback.”

The Manly Wharf 3 upgrade is being carried out as part of Transport for NSW’s Transport Access Program – an initiative to provide a better experience for public transport customers by delivering accessible, modern, secure and comfortable transport.

Mr Griffin said this was a rare opportunity to increase public space on Sydney Harbor. “The community has so far overwhelmingly shared a view that the former Manly Sea Life building is not suitable and should be removed, returning the area to the community and expanding public waterfront access.”

“I committed to delivering a great community outcome with the old Sea Life site. This project is planning to reunite the beautiful heritage buildings on the West Esplanade with the waterfront, while expanding the boardwalk with space for recreation and outdoor dining options,” said Mr Griffin.

“Transport for NSW recognises the heritage character of the surrounding buildings and the stunning maritime setting of Manly Cove and its significant aquatic biodiversity. We are encouraging residents, businesses and commuters to jump online and ensure your voice is heard as we move forward with these projects.”

You can provide feedback at nswroads.work/manly-cove or by email: [email protected]