Tuesday, 25 May 2021

Member for Pittwater Rob Stokes today announced additional funding to support the ongoing restoration of the Currawong Beach cottages.

A further $148,000 has been allocated under the NSW Government’s 2021 Heritage Grants Program to celebrate 10 years since Currawong was returned to public ownership. This brings the total amount allocated by the NSW Government to support the restoration project to more than $2.9 million.

The NSW Liberal Government purchased the heritage listed property, on behalf of all NSW residents, in April 2011. Currawong was formally declared a State Park in 2015.

“We’ve seen incredible improvements at Currawong in recent years and this extra funding will help support the next phase of works, “Rob Stokes said today.

“Importantly, the restoration works are being undertaken with complete respect to Currawong’s rich history and unique environmental characteristics.

“By using modern materials to match the original fabric and features - we're able to see the holiday cottages brought up to a contemporary standard without losing the iconic charm.

"We never wanted a situation where Currawong was simply purchased and roped off. We all want as many people as possible to experience and enjoy this truly magical place," Rob Stokes said.

The restoration works at Currawong commenced in 2014 and are being progressively undertaken as part of a joint initiative involving Northern Beaches Council, Friends of Currawong, Pittwater Environmental Foundation, Currawong State Park Advisory Committee and the NSW Government.