Your Say

The Northern Beaches Council Community Hub

Your Say provides a direct link into Council's decision-making processes and provides access to key information and options to have your say.

Council is in the process of consolidating information about projects across the whole of the Northern Beaches to make it easy for you to have your say.

To stay informed register for project updates.

The following projects are open for comment:

For updates on all ongoing projects visit


Community Engagement Framework

Council is committed to community engagement and ensuring that the community is involved in planning and decision-making. This serves to both strengthen the links between Council and the community, ensure we are aware of and responsive to community concerns, and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the organization.

At the Council meeting on 11 October 2016 the Administrator resolved to exhibit the draft Community Engagement Policy and Framework for the Northern Beaches Council. The Summary of Submissions and the final Community Engagement Policy and Matrix were reported to Council, and adopted, on 28 February 2017.

View the Council Report (Item 10.1) and Revisions to the Community Engagement Policy and Matrix (Item 10.1) .

The framework consists of three key documents:

Community Engagement Policy provides a broad framework and policy direction for engagement.

Community Engagement Matrix provides staff with direction on engagement planning and provides guidance on when and how staff should engage with the community.

Community Engagement Toolkit provides staff with practical guidance and advice on ‘how to’ undertake different types of engagement with the community. It outlines the tasks that should be undertaken and suggests a range of approaches aimed at encouraging community participation.

The Community Engagement Policy, Matrix and Toolkit are guidelines on community engagement that have been developed for Council staff, contractors and consultants. For more information call Council's Community Engagement and Research Manager  on 9942 2731.