next meeting Greater Manly Residents Forum

We meet Wednesday nights every second month.

Meetings resume on a bi-monthly basis in February 2022.

Please join us as we discuss issues and developments in our neighbourhood.

Venue: Manly Bowling Club, Raglan Street, Manly.

Meetings commence at 7pm sharp, but we encourage you to arrive early, order a meal, and join us downstairs (the room will be available to us from 6pm, and note the kitchen closes at 7pm). .

2022 Meeting Dates
Dates to be provided here shortly.

GMRF supports:
The Save Manly Bushland Group. Follow them on Facebook here.
The Manly Food Co-op. Visit them online or drop into the shop 11-25 Wentworth St, Manly.

About GMRF

The Greater Manly Residents Forum started in late 2016 when the Northern Beaches Council - a result of the merger of the Manly, Warringah and Pittwater Councils - decided not to continue Manly Council's successful Precinct system. Despite this, residents from the Ivanhoe Park and Fairlight Precincts banded together to continue as an independent, combined group known as the Greater Manly Residents Forum.

"To assist the residents of Greater Manly to safeguard the culture and lifestyle of the area for residents, for the foreseeable future. To work with the Northern Beaches Council and the Government of New South Wales to ensure sustainable tourism, maintain and enhance the area as an ecologically sustainable environment with a lifestyle embracing diversity, tolerance and community engagement for the betterment of all."

Co-Chair and Treasurer: Nick Reid
Co-Chair and Media Coordinator: Gary O'Brien
Treasurer: Nick Reid
Secretary: Vacant (please volunteer if you are able)
Website/Facebook Coordinator: Susan Robertson
Noticeboard Coordinator: Meg Morgan


GMRF subsmission on Bike Plan to Northern Beaches Council

Last year GMRF put in a submission to Council regarding their draft Bike Plan. You may be interested to read that submission, which you can find here (opens in a new window). -posted 6Apr21.

GMRF subsmission on Housing Strategy to Northern Beaches Council

GMRF put in a subsmission to Council in relation to their Housing Strategy - you can find that submission here (opens in a new window). Thanks to Nick Reid for putting this together on behalf of the Forum. -posted 1Apr21.

August 2020 Briefing paper

With COVID-19 restrictions meaning our meetings are temporarily on hold, we have prepared a Briefing Paper to update you all on what we've been working on behind-the-scenes. Click here for the document (opens in a new window). We hope it's informative and useful. -posted 4Aug20.

Briefing Paper - April 2020

In lieu of our meetings being temporarily suspended due to Coronavirus, please find herewith a link to our April 2020 Briefing Paper (document opens in a new window). We hope it is informative and helpful.

Please keep in contact via email or via our Facebook page. Hope we get to see you all soon. Take good care of yourselves, stay safe and stay inside! -posted 7Apr20.

Manly Ward Councillors contact info

We've just added the contact details for our local representatives on Northern Beaches Council (Candy Bingham, Pat Daley and Sarah Grattan) to the Contact page. -posted 12Feb18.



Minutes are in PDF format and will open in a new window.

  • May 2021 here.
  • March 2021 here.
  • August 2020 here. (Due to COVID-19 restrictions, meetings are currently on temporary hold, so this is a briefing paper only.)
  • June 2019 here
  • June 2019 - AGM here
  • May 2019 here
  • March 2019 here
  • February 2019 here
  • January 2019 - no meeting
  • December 2018 - no meeting
  • November 2018 here
  • October 2018 here
  • September 2018 here
  • July 2018 here
  • June 2018 here
  • May 2018 here
  • April 2018 - no meeting due to clash with Easter
  • March 2018 here
  • February 2018 - minutes coming soon
  • January 2018 - no meeting due to most people away on holidays
  • December 2017 - no meeting due to Xmas
  • November 2017 here
  • October 2017 here
  • September 2017 here
  • August 2017 here
  • July 2017 here
  • June 2017 here
  • May 2017 here
  • April 2017 - no meeting; Election Candidates Forum held instead
  • March 2017 here
  • February 2017 here
  • January 2017 - no meeting due to most people away on holidays
  • December 2016 here
  • Contact

    We can be contacted by email at

    And follow us on Facebook here.

    You can also contact our local councillors on the Northern Beaches Council as follows:
    CANDY BINGHAM (Deputy Mayor) email or 0418 430 544
    PAT DALEY email or 0428 203 347
    SARAH GRATTAN email or 0427 745 673

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