The future of Manly Hospital revealed


Manly Hospital concept design artist's impression

The revitalised Manly Hospital site is one step closer, with the NSW State Government unveiling plans for community feedback.

The former hospital was closed in October 2018, with the State Government announcing in the November plans to build the Australia’s first Adolescent and Young Adult Hospice on the site.

The draft concept masterplan, released yesterday, has revealed the future of the sites’ other buildings, which will feature rehabilitation services, mental health care, aged care, and drug and alcohol rehabilitation clinics.

There will also be a gym, with yoga and pilates studios, as well as restaurants and cafes to encourage community use. 

“This wonderful site will offer a diverse range of services and partnerships which leverage the greatest collective outcome for the community,” says Manly State MP James Griffin.

“This is about getting the balance right to ensure we provide the best health and wellbeing and supporting services to activate the former hospital site and to service the area and beyond, while ensuring the project is set up for success by being financially sustainable.”

The build will reuse many of the site’s existing heritage buildings and incorporate open green space with access to the harbour, elements derived from consultation with the local community.

“This has been a combined effort from the local community to make sure we maximise the benefits of a site located in an incredible position on the harbour and Northern Beaches,” Mr Griffin adds.

A planning proposal in relation to the land will be submitted to Northern Beaches Council in the third quarter of 2020, before the master planning process will commence later in the year.

Locals are encouraged to view the concept masterplan and submit their feedback at the Property NSW website by Wednesday 19 August 2020. 

To view the plans in more detail, pick up a copy of August's Peninsula Living Magazine.

Stephanie Aikins

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