Another $1.68m from State Government for Currawong refurbishment



One of the cottages at Currawong

One of the cottages at Currawong

A further $1.68 million has been given to Northern Beaches Council for the refurbishment of the historic Currawong Beach cottages.

This follows $1 million provided to the project last year, bringing the State Government’s total allocation to $2.68 million.

The new funding has been given to the council through the State Government’s Stronger Communities Fund and has been made available from money that was previously allocated for the acquisition of the Pasadena site at Church Point.

The Friends of Currawong lobbied for Currawong to be saved from development

Currawong was purchased by the State Government in 2011 following a hard-fought community campaign against residential subdivision plans by a private owner.

The State Government announced the creation of Pittwater State Park in 2015, of which Currawong is the largest component.

Pittwater MP Rob Stokes said the restoration works on the heritage-listed Currawong Beach cottages will ensure they are comfortable and functional for guests into the future.

Currawong from the wharf

The council, which manages Currawong, has commenced detailed design, with construction works planned for after the peak summer season.

“Currawong has been a unique holiday destination for generations of Sydneysiders,” Mr Stokes said.

“It’s becoming increasingly difficult for families on holiday to escape the presence and attraction of modern devices and technology. Currawong offers the opportunity to step back and unwind.

One of the cottages at Currawong

“These upgrades will ensure the cottages are more inviting and comfortable – but still provide opportunities for families and conference groups to switch off in a natural and historic waterfront setting.

“Currawong’s key attractions are its simplicity and tranquil surrounds – however it’s also really important to ensure its facilities are functional, inviting, and meet modern standards.

“I’m delighted the State Government is able to assist Northern Beaches Council with their ongoing work to ensure this very special area is protected and enhanced for future generations,” Rob Stokes said.


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