The Tramshed at Narrabeen is one of the oldest buildings in that delightful suburb – and it happens also to be one of the most important in Narrabeen’s history.
When the first tram rolled into Narrabeen in December 1913, it ended years of hoping and waiting by local residents for reliable public transport.
The greatest problem facing the tramline project was the cost.
To convince the State Government of the day to build the tramline, Council had first to improve tourist facilities at Narrabeen Lagoon and develop the area as a boating resort.
That meant altering the mouth of the lagoon to allow greater ingress by the sea and sufficiently high water levels.
So, the beautiful little neighbourhood we enjoy in Narrabeen today - with its quaint waterside parks and charming commercial precinct – more-or-less arrived there by tram!
In fact, as a tribute, there is a beautifully restored brightly coloured, 1930s-era tram mounted proudly on iron tracks just next to Berry Reserve in Narrabeen. You can even hop on-board.
The tram service to Narrabeen operated until 1939.