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Council is committed to restoring and upgrading Currawong so that it remains a valued tourist, heritage and recreational asset, for guests and day-trippers.  

Improvements are planned for the games room, holiday cabins, pathway and landscaping. Improvement will provide more family-friendly facilities suited to groups of various sizes, safer access to the cottages and a better experience for visitors using the games room and cottages. Improvements will also ensure the restored cabins are WHS compliant and meet bush fire standards. 

Timeline

This project is currently out to tender. Tender packages are available for both landscaping works (RFT2019/060) and building works (RFT2019/280).

It is anticipated that works will start February 2020. 

Background 

Currawong State Park is home to Currawong Beach Cottages, located on the Western Foreshores of Pittwater. Council acquired the site in 2011. 

The cottages are listed on the State Heritage Register and were constructed between 1949 and 1953 and remain in original working condition today. 

Council has worked with the Currawong State Park Advisory Committee to plan this restoration. All plans have been endorsed by the Office of Environment and Heritage and have been completed in full alignment with the Conservation Management Plan for the site.

Approvals 

Approval has been granted for DA2017/0281 (lodged 07/07/2017 with approval granted 16/02/2018) for the first stage – this includes updating three cabins, the games room and landscaping. 

A second development application for works on the remaining six cabins (DA2019/0712) was lodged 04/07/2019 and is currently undergoing assessment.

Availability during 2020

While works are underway, public access will be limited to the wharf, Midholme and communal recreation areas along the foreshore. 

Midholme is available for bookings on weekends during the works.

Funding 

Funding for this project was provided by the NSW Government from the Stronger Communities Fund to the value of $2.68 million. 

Contact 

Please contact the Project Manager on 9942 2480 or quinton.lloyd@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au