Seaforth Land Sale

GarethP's picture

By GarethP - Posted on 01 May 2015

NB: Originally posted elsewhere on the Global Riders Network and appears via syndication.

Saw this today - it's hard to work out but might affect the golf course ST?

Anyone have any ideas?

flowbikes's picture

A staggering 4132 sqm, to the rest of us that is just over one acre .....

MarkkyMarkk's picture

Nah, the ST looks like its clear of this lot.
I'd post a map but can't work out how.

BT's picture

From the map it looks like it just misses it. Just.

Great spot to live though!

sly_artichoke's picture

Couldn't quite figure how to add the image directly into this post, so see compilation image in separate post.

hawkeye's picture

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Seaforth Land Sale

sly_artichoke's picture

Thanks Hawkeye - I tried following the instructions, but they just weren't clear enough for an ol' fart like me! I'm used to a simple button that says "attach".

MarkkyMarkk's picture

Maybe we could all chip in & buy it - turn it into a mini-mtb park?

spindog's picture

how do blocks of land like this (and as another example the new subdivision at the end of Bantry Bay Road) even end up for sale?
these blocks should be included into the parks and reserves they border, instead our land managers are bleeding valuable resources to developers!!! not happy..

MarkkyMarkk's picture

Seeing as how its adjacent to the water tank, its probably surplus Sydney Water land.
For it to get included into a National Park or Resereve, it would have to be purchased by NPWS or Local Council. I can't see Sydney Water "donating" it....

MarkkyMarkk's picture

From the Manly Daily Thursday 21st May

THE auction of a large parcel of government land in Seaforth has been postponed following an outpouring of local community concerns about the sale.
The 4132sq m site on Kirkwood St was being marketed in an online auction campaign through Blackleys Estate Agents and was due to end on Monday.
The land has been owned by Sydney Water since 1892, when Manly Dam was established, and is next to the two operational reservoirs just north of Kirkwood St.
Most recently the site has been used for access and storage.
A number of uses were mooted for the site, including a school, daycare centre or luxury residential estate.
But yesterday a spokesman for Sydney Water revealed that the decision had been made late on Tuesday to postpone the planned sale in response to community concerns.
“This decision was made after concerns were raised by the local community regarding the sale of the land,” he said.
“These concerns related to environmental, bushfire and zoning issues.”
The spokesman said Sydney Water still planned to sell the property – which was surplus to needs – but the feedback had showed consultation with community needed to be carried out prior to the start of any sale.
“We look forward to working with the local community to understand their concerns further,” he said.
The bushland site is surrounded by national park and is close to Wakehurst Golf Course. While it is undeveloped, it does have access to power and water.

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