On the 14th of Feburary 2011, Manly Council voted 6 : 5 – to spot rezone the Little Manly Foreshore from Open space to Residential.
This is the time when your opinion about the environment and public amenity can do something. Let it be known to the Councillors and General Manager in regards to their move to sell off the Little Manly Foreshore.
The Councillors who voted in support of the motion to change the land from Open space to Residential were:
Jean Hay (Lib) – Mayor email@example.com Tel: 9976 1501
Alan Le Surf (Lib) firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 0421 694 035
Lauren Elder (Lib) email@example.com Tel: 9976 1500
Adele Heasman (Lib) firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 9948 1901
Richard Morrison (Lib) email@example.com Tel: 0422522627
Mark Norek (Ind) firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 0407285860
The Councillor who abstained for this vote:
Cathy Griffin (Grn) email@example.com Tel: 0414719513.
The Councillors who voted against the motion.
Craig Whitting (Lab) firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 0439 690 077
David Murphy (Lib) email@example.comTel: 0418673114
Barbara Aird (MInd) firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 9976 1500
Peter MacDonald (MInd) email@example.com Tel: 0438381098
Hugh Burns (MInd) Tel: (02) 9976 1500
You can let the whole council know your position by responding to firstname.lastname@example.org
The General Manager: Henry Wong:
email@example.com Tel: 9976 1500
On the 17th of October 2011. A decison was taken to rescind the motion above it was carried as follows below.
Councillors who voted for the Rescission:
Barbara Aird (MInd)
Peter MacDonald (MInd)
Richard Morrison (Lib)
David Murphy (Lib)
Craig Whitting (Lab)
Mark Norek (Ind)
The Councillors who abstained for this vote:
Cathy Griffin (Grn)
Hugh Burns (MInd)
The Councillors who voted against the motion
Jean Hay (Lib) – Mayor
Alan Le Surf (Lib)
Lauren Elder (Lib)
Adele Heasman (Lib)
I have not been to a council meeting for many years, but after reading about the Mayor’s Pre Christmas minute whereby the foreshore area of Little Manly was rezoned to residential, I felt I must attend. It was an incredible experience. The Mayor appeared to be constantly out of control and making up the rules as she went along. ‘I won’t allow a point of order now’, was a frequently repeated phrase. Some people spoke for two minutes and some for eight. I had expected more professionalism from a politician of Ms Hays’ experience. I resented the way she spoke to members of the public. Yes there was one noisy member of the public in the gallery who interupted constantly. Of course, that was not acceptable, but there are rules to deal with that. Imagine if teachers in our schools punished all of the students in the class for one disruptive student.
I truly believe that there has been a miscarriage of justice here. It is unbelievable that we have lost this invaluable piece of foreshore. It would not have happened if there was sufficient PUBLIC CONSULTATION. As the speakers at Manly Council proved, this action is NOT in the best interests of the current and future residents of Manly.
I only hope with the declaration of the owner of 40 Stuart Street, to refuse to sell any part of his land thereby providing access to the beach, that there is some avenue to rescind this motion.
I would like to commend Ms Barbara Aird and Ms Candy Bingham on their calm, professional and informed approach.
This comment is in relation to the 11th of February 2013 Rescission motion, not the 2011 one. And the declaration is in regards to 38 Stuart St., not 40.