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Mermaid Pool Launch
On Saturday 7th Dec there was an official launch of the Mermaid Pool restoration project at the Western end of King St. New signage was unveiled (money for this kindly donated by Northern Beaches Envirolink), plus the announcement of Natural Heritage Trust funding of $26,880 to the Save Manly Dam Catchment Committee for the project.
A new page for the Mermaid Pool has been created on the Cleanup Australia website.
Click here for the link.

Manly Dam Reserve is heritage listed bushland in Warringah, North East Sydney.
This Dam faces many threats to its diverse flora, fauna and water quality. Concerned residents have formed the Save Manly Dam Catchment Committee
to protect the Dam and fight damaging developments.

Current Issue

Wakehurst Golf Club has applied to the Department of Land and Water Conservation for a licence for dams on creeks within the catchment and to pump water from the creeks and the main reservoir for irrigating their course.
The Committee has made submissions related to this to DLWC and we will be invited to participate in the hearings.
Manly and Warringah Golf Clubs have discussed construction of a proposed new pipeline from Manly Dam along Manly Creek and across District Park, to supply water for irrigation of their courses.
This has the potential to damage riparian vegetation including that at the Mermaid Pool.

The Children speak out.

Mackellar High School Streamteam at the Mass Rally

Ardel Development Protest

See more photos in the gallery!

See more photos in the gallery!

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(unless otherwise specified)

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Mermaid Pool, on Manly Creek was adopted, as a project for bush regeneration, general cleanup, and water testing, etc. more

 National Tree Day

Seedlings were planted at Mermaid Pool near Manly Dam, on Sunday for National Tree Day, it was a great success with many residents and committee members participating.

 Jam for the Dam (more info)

 Did You Know?

National Heritage listing of the Manly Dam Reserve has been confirmed but with some previously listed areas such as the Ardel site omitted and other areas added. more


Our members assisted UTS staff and students again last year with their Aquatic Ecology projects. Their results showed high zinc levels and other water quality problems in the catchment.

 Dam Quality

Blue green algae closed the dam to swimming on several occasions


Federal member Tony Abbott apologised publicly for failing to secure federal support for the Ardel buyback.

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