New community group for Berrys Bay

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A new Berrys Bay Community and Stakeholder Working Group has been appointed to help shape a fresh vision for this historic Waverton harbourside location.

A new Berrys Bay Community and Stakeholder Working Group has been appointed to help shape a fresh vision for this historic Waverton harbourside location.

The working group is part of a commitment from Transport for NSW to create new public open space alongside the delivery of the Western Harbour Tunnel and Beaches Link. 

This delivers on the NSW Government’s commitment to return Berrys Bay to the community as part of the Western Harbour Tunnel and Beaches Link project. 

The volunteer group has been formed to facilitate representation of local interests and expertise, to shape the future of the Berrys Bay area. 

The member for North Shore, Felicity Wilson, welcomed the appointments made by Transport for NSW to the working group.  

“This beautiful location holds great significance for our local community, and this announcement is another important step to ensure we both respect the heritage and character of the area while also considering the opportunities,” Ms Wilson said. 

“This group has been formed to help shape the NSW Government’s transformation of Berrys Bay into a thriving, open and accessible harbourside public precinct.” 

Following an expressions of interest process, six members have been appointed:  

- Kevin Alker

- Iain Bartholomew

- Larissa Davies

- Elle Prevost

- Joan Street

- Mark van Kerkwyk  

There will also be an employee from North Sydney Council represented in the new group. 

Ms Wilson congratulated the members and thanked everyone who nominated. 

“The overwhelming response to the EOI, and the calibre of applicants, are indicative of the community’s passion and interest in the future of this incredible site on the Sydney Harbour foreshore at Waverton,” Ms Wilson said. 

“There will be plenty of opportunities for everyone with an interest in Berrys Bay to have their say during the future broader community consultation and master planning processes that will start in coming months.” 

The working group will meet for the first time in April, and then monthly to help develop and inform the approach to the broader community and stakeholder consultation.