Property Owners Group | Charlotte Rimmer, Tracey Mietzke and Meegan Clancy have been prioritising the Manly CBD Special Levy and how it is spent. Huge steps have been taken and although the finer details are yet to be finalised, Northern Beaches Council (NBC) and Chamber are collaborating closely on making sure that this Levy is spent investing in the infrastructure for Manly.
Hospitality | Matt Clifton, Steve Carrodus: this has been such a strong group, initiated in Covid, meeting with government, key stakeholders like AHA, Liquor Accord and RCA to ensure that our hospo businesses and their workers are supported. Outdoor dining fees were waived throughout Covid and a review of the fees is currently underway.
A great outcome from a collab with NBC is the new parking discount. They have also taken on the tricky challenge of waste management in Market Lane in a working group with NBC – again, we’re coming to a conclusion here and will keep you updated.
Health & Wellness | Ashling O’Brien: So many places in Manly which focus on health and wellness, with Ashling leading a strong group committed to increasing visitation to Manly for outdoor events, increasing memberships and the offers we provide to interstate and international visitors
Waste | Matt Clifton Due to the popularity of Market Lane, the focus for our Waste Sub-committee has been on finding a solution for bins in this precinct. With so many food and beverage businesses developing a strong local following the individual businesses have not had the capacity to manage their waste onsite. This has resulted in ongoing negotiations between our Waste Sub-committee lead and Exec Committee member, Matt Clifton and Council.
We’re delighted to confirm a bin enclosure is now being made available to Market Lane businesses and trialled within Whistler Street Carpark. Council have issued an annual license fee for usage and a separate monthly bin usage fee from the waste provider is being shared with these operators this week. We’re grateful for all the work that has gone in to finding a solution for this triangle of deliciousness so loved by our locals, and hopefully the regular visitors can help keep the area tidy.
Brookvale are committed to representing all businesses in the Brookvale precinct and with the community’s excitement about investment in the area will continue this representation under the Brookvale Business Chamber (BBC)!
BBC will continue to sit under the Manly Business Chamber focusing on all things Brookvale, with immediate focus on parking. This includes reviewing Council’s Carter Road proposal to overcome the street parking concerns and exploring long-term parking options for Brooky staff.
Freshwater Sub-Committee | Klaudia Brown are working alongside Council and are now engaging the local business community for the inaugural Create Freshie art activation! This month-long event will see schools and emerging artists provide their interpretation of the Freshwater ‘Landscape’, with art displayed in and around the Freshwater Village.
Accommodation | Steve Carrodus, Cameron Stewart: our first meeting took place last week bringing together over 600 accommodation rooms in Manly to consider how to work with conference organisers and professional services to fill rooms, restaurants and shops in the quieter Monday to Thursday days in Manly.
Marketing | Kyla Kelleher: a new committee currently being finalised.