FRESHWATER COASTAL OPEN SPACE MASTERPLAN
Noting that even though major stakeholders have been consulted with throughout this process, some residents still felt they didn't have an opportunity to have a say. Clr Sue Heins added item B to the final resolution to give people an opportunity to have a say in the detailed design stage.
The Freshwater Coastal Open Space area comprises identified zones:
Freshwater Beach and
These areas are highly valued for their open space amenity with regional status attracting not only Northern Beaches residents but visitors from greater Sydney, and tourists from interstate and overseas.
The reserves are zoned for the purpose of public recreation and are a combination of Councilowned community land and Crown land of which Council is trustee.
Major expansion of the reserve occurred with adhoc purchases by Council of privately held parcels of land. Whilst the reserve areas have undergone significant transformation, the last major restoration of the area occurred in the 1980s.
This project has been triggered by the increasing demand on the area created by its popularity as a recreational and event space. The condition of the area and lack of connectivity to the surrounding open space requires the enhancement of this special place that brings the community together.