Media Releases

World-Wide Hit 'Stones in His Pockets' Coming to Glen Street

Enjoyed by more than two million people world-wide and acclaimed by awards and five star reviews, comedy show 'Stones in his Pockets' is coming to Glen Street Theatre this July. 23 June 2017 Read more >>

Bear Hunt Features in New Kids Play these School Holidays

Glen Street Theatre will rock to the action of a bear hunt in the latest family attraction coming these school holidays. 23 June 2017 Read more >>

Residents Weave Magic at Queenscliff

More than 150 Northern Beaches residents have been learning the ancient art of weaving as they create a large scale art installation to be unveiled at Queenscliff next week as part of the Guringai 23 June 2017 Read more >>

Young Writers Invited to go 'Upside Down'

Northern Beaches Council is calling on students to unleash their imagination and write an original story including the theme words ‘Upside Down’ for the Council libraries’ annual Young Writers’ Com 21 June 2017 Read more >>

Hit the Dance Floor at Disability Discos

Northern Beaches Council will host two discos over the next two months to provide an opportunity for people with disability to get together and dance the night away. 21 June 2017 Read more >>

Sort It Out Recycling Campaign

Northern Beaches’ residents are being urged to adopt a new approach to recycling to reduce waste. 21 June 2017 Read more >>

Indigenous Stories and Craft at Mona Vale Library

Northern Beaches Council presents…… Come and celebrate NAIDOC week with us. Listen to indigenous stories and get creative with natural materials for weaving and craft. 21 June 2017 Read more >>

Manly Art Gallery & Museum Announces Triple Treat of Exhibits

Good things certainly come in threes at the Manly Art Gallery & Museum with a new wave of thought-provoking exhibits to run from 14 July until 3 September. 16 June 2017 Read more >>

Repair Café Just the Fix

Northern Beaches residents are being urged to restore broken items rather than replace them, with a Repair Café being held this month to teach people how to fix wobbly dining chairs, lamps, vintage 16 June 2017 Read more >>

New Artist Book Highlights Native Animal Plight

Art is endeavouring to help change the fate of threatened species and habitats on the Northern Beaches with an exquisite new artist book heading to Manly Art Gallery & Museum. 16 June 2017 Read more >>

Artworks Wanted for Sculpture Walk

Stony Range Botanic Garden is seeking 20 outdoor artworks for a sculpture walk to be installed for its annual Spring Festival on Sunday, 10 September. 9 June 2017 Read more >>

Simplifying Flood Management on the Northern Beaches

Amendments to the relevant policies and development controls have been proposed and are now on exhibition for community comment. 7 June 2017 Read more >>

Searching for Frank Hurley on the Northern Beaches

Northern Beaches residents are being asked to provide information on renowned Australian photographer and adventurer Frank Hurley and his life on the Northern Beaches for a special exhibition to be 6 June 2017 Read more >>

Input Sought on Surf Club Buildings Renewal

The Northern Beaches community is being asked to provide input on the proposed renewals of the Long Reef and Mona Vale Surf Life Saving Clubs. 6 June 2017 Read more >>

Expert Tips to Keep Calm and Survive Year 12

Senior school students, parents and carers are invited to hear top tips for coping with the pressures of Year 12 from one of Australia’s leading psychologists, Dr Michael Carr-Gregg.           6 June 2017 Read more >>

Council Adopts Affordable Housing Policy

Northern Beaches Council formally adopted a series of policy initiatives at Council’s meeting this week to address the pressing issue of affordable housing on the Northern Beaches. 1 June 2017 Read more >>

Schools Nature Program to Mark World Environment Day

Hundreds of primary students from 21 schools on the Northern Beaches will take part in a special Council program celebrating the United Nations’ World Environment Day on Monday June 5.              1 June 2017 Read more >>

Entries open for Northern Beaches Art Prize

With more than $27,000 up for grabs Northern Beaches Council is calling on artists to enter the first Northern Beaches Art Prize. 1 June 2017 Read more >>

Seeking art works for 'Air' exhibition

Northern Beaches Council is inviting artists to showcase works on the theme of “Air” for the third exhibition in its ‘Four Elements’ series showing in November at the Creative Space gallery in Curl 1 June 2017 Read more >>

Community Input Into Palm Beach Parking Improvements

Draft plans to improve parking arrangements in Pittwater Park, Palm Beach have been prepared by Northern Beaches Council and will now be placed on exhibition for 28 days for public feedback. 31 May 2017 Read more >>

Council Releases Sportsground Strategy

Northern Beaches Council released a 15 year strategy to meet the shortfall of sportsgrounds at last night’s Council’s meeting, tabling the strategy for community comment. 31 May 2017 Read more >>

New pathway at Mona Vale benefits golfers and walkers

A $400,000 pathway safety upgrade alongside Mona Vale Golf Club has been officially opened. 26 May 2017 Read more >>

Review Of Bulky Goods Collection

Northern Beaches Council is inviting community input into a review of its bulky goods collection services. 22 May 2017 Read more >>

Northern Beaches Council Recognises Trainees

The man who began his career as a trainee and rose to be Northern Beaches Council Chief Executive Officer, Mark Ferguson has welcomed the first generation of 22 Northern Beaches Council trainees at 18 May 2017 Read more >>

Northern Beaches Council Joins Push To Promote Pedestrian Safety

Northern Beaches Council has joined seven other councils from Sydney’s northern suburbs to raise awareness of pedestrian safety and the distractions caused by using mobile phones. 15 May 2017 Read more >>

Multi-Media Journey Through Wagilak Relationship With Country

An exciting multi-media exploration of Wägilak songs, stories and relationship with country will bring winter to life at the Manly Art Gallery & Museum. 15 May 2017 Read more >>

Brand New Australian Play ‘Talk’ Comes to Glen Street

A star-studded line-up, a brand new Australian play that’s funny and topical, and production from the Sydney Theatre Company. 11 May 2017 Read more >>

First Piece In Iconic Coastal Walkway Starts With Palm Beach Tender

Northern Beaches Council has made a start on the iconic coastal walkway with the section from Palm Beach Wharf to Governor Phillip Park going out to tender. 10 May 2017 Read more >>

Mass planting at Freshwater to preserve dunes

More than 3,000 dune species have been planted as part of works to restore the sand dunes at Freshwater Beach. 10 May 2017 Read more >>

Learning Another Language at Council Long Day Care Centres

Three Northern Beaches Council long day care centres will now offer languages other than English programs for pre-schoolers. 9 May 2017 Read more >>

Warning over pollution after two incidents

Northern Beaches Council is warning about the consequences of pollution after two incidents of water contamination in local creeks. 5 May 2017 Read more >>

Church Point Boardwalk Extended

Northern Beaches Council is proposing to extend the new boardwalk at Church Point to improve access and safety, and to provide an uninterrupted connection through to Mona Vale. 4 May 2017 Read more >>

Release of Draft Disability Inclusion Action Plan

Northern Beaches Council is moving to the next stage of developing a plan to make services and facilities more inclusive and accessible for all of the community, including the disabled. 4 May 2017 Read more >>

Community Consultation On Pittwater Road Conservation Review

Northern Beaches Council is moving ahead with the Pittwater Road Conservation Area Review, by beginning a Community Engagement Plan to help shape this heritage area in Manly. 4 May 2017 Read more >>

Northern Beaches Council 2018 Rates

Northern Beaches Council released details of the 2018 rates at an Extraordinary Meeting of Council last night (3 May 2017). 4 May 2017 Read more >>

$2 Million Injection For Arts & Culture

Northern Beaches Council Administrator Dick Persson AM announced proposed funding of $2 million to stimulate arts and culture on the Northern Beaches and has committed to support new youth, environ 4 May 2017 Read more >>

Record Commitment To Capital Works In First Budget

Northern Beaches Council’s first integrated Operational Plan and Budget for 2017/18 will deliver a commitment of $114.1 million on high priority capital works projects, which is more than $40 milli 4 May 2017 Read more >>

Council Connecting Communities

Northern Beaches Council is moving ahead with the major Connecting Northern Beaches and Connecting All Through Play projects, with planning, design and early construction underway 1 May 2017 Read more >>

Easy Start-Up for Northern Beaches Businesses

It will get a whole lot easier to set up a café, restaurant and small bar. 28 April 2017 Read more >>

Upgrade Progresses On Manly CBD Streetscape

The centre of Manly will be a more user-friendly pedestrian destination thanks to streetscape upgrades being carried out by Northern Beaches Council. 28 April 2017 Read more >>

Public Art Plan For Coastal Walkway

Unique artworks by local artists will be a feature in a public art project that will enhance the Northern Beaches Council Coastal Walkway connecting Palm Beach to Manly. 28 April 2017 Read more >>

Protect the Environment - Grab a Bargain At Second Hand Saturday

Northern Beaches’ residents are being encouraged to sell unwanted goods at garage sales first, before leaving them out for Bulky Goods Clean Up. 24 April 2017 Read more >>

Narrabeen Lagoon Trail Upgrade

One of the most popular walkways on the Northern Beaches is being upgraded to improve safety and accessibility. 19 April 2017 Read more >>

Iconic Australian Musicians Centre Of New Manly Exhibition

Iconic Australian rock musicians from the 60s, 70s and 80s through to the present day have inspired the latest exhibition at Manly Art Gallery & Museum. 11 April 2017 Read more >>

Calling Out to Take Part In Manly Arts Festival

Northern Beaches Council is inviting artists and performers to take part in the 24th annual Manly Arts Festival, which will be held on Friday 8 to Sunday 24 September with Northern Beaches Council 11 April 2017 Read more >>

Opening Of Walter Gors Park Dee Why

As part of the first stage of the Dee Why Town centre revitalisation project, Northern Beaches Council Administrator Dick Persson AM will officially open the $4.5 million upgrade of Walter Gors Par 10 April 2017 Read more >>

Northern Beaches New Environmental Hero

The Northern Beaches has a new environmental hero. The Manly Environment Centre Eco Award winner for 2017 is plastic-free campaigner Belinda Elworthy. 7 April 2017 Read more >>

Community Called On To Help Tackle Sportsfield Shortage

The Northern Beaches Council Sportsgrounds and Golf Courses Discussion Paper, now on exhibition, highlights that the Northern Beaches does not have enough fields and has less than half the sportsfi 7 April 2017 Read more >>

'Artdecko' Exhibition Rolls in Young Artists

From Thursday, the ‘Creative Space’ gallery at North Curl Curl will exhibit 100 brightly-coloured skate decks created by local youth. 5 April 2017 Read more >>

Three New Exhibitions Celebrate Childrens’ Creativity And Powerful Cultural Links

Exhibitions celebrating the abundant creativity of children, and linking Sydney to the cultural traditions of German Romanticism and the abstract and expressionist movements of post-war Europe and 5 April 2017 Read more >>

Hidden Forest Creatures Revealed In Walking Tour

Northern Beaches Council is inviting the community to team up with Council’s wildlife experts to see forest creatures come to life during a free spotlight adventure walk through the Swamp Mahogany 4 April 2017 Read more >>

Kinma Bush Warriors Play Important Role In Eco-System Of Creek

Kinma Bush Warriors Play Important Role In Eco-System Of Creek 4 April 2017 Read more >>

New Winter Sportsground Wet Weather Procedure

A new wet weather sports field closure system is in place for the Northern Beaches in time for the winter sports season. 31 March 2017 Read more >>

Tramshed at Narrabeen Gets Its Tram

The Tramshed Arts & Community Centre at Narrabeen has now received its tram. 31 March 2017 Read more >>

Community Enthusiasm for Freshwater Future Planning

Northern Beaches Council is gratified with the community interest already being shown in planning for the future of the Freshwater Coastal Open Space, which includes Freshwater View Reserve, Freshw 31 March 2017 Read more >>

Skaters Asked to Create Unique Decks

Northern Beaches Council is calling on all skateboarders and budding young artists to try their hand at decorating a skateboard deck, and showcase their final work as part of the ArtDecko exhibitio 30 March 2017 Read more >>

From Tip to Terrific - Curl Curl Lagoon Revitalisation

A Northern Beaches reserve that was once a tip is to take another step towards its new life as a valued community asset, thanks to a grant secured by Northern Beaches Council for bush regeneration 30 March 2017 Read more >>

Public Has Opportunity To Influence Pittwater Waterway Strategy

Northern Beaches Council is seeking input from the community to Council’s strategic planning for the future management of Pittwater Waterway with release of a Discussion Paper that will be on publi 30 March 2017 Read more >>

‘Off Leash’ Dog Exercise Areas Gets Funding And More Space

Northern Beaches Council has allocated an extra $400,000 over the next four years to improve fencing, signage and management practices to dozens of Unleashed Dog Exercise Areas across the Northern 30 March 2017 Read more >>

Tenders Called To Upgrade Balgowlah Plaza

Northern Beaches Council Administrator Dick Persson AM adopted the revised Balgowlah Plaza Revitalisation plan at last night’s Council meeting as the final design for Balgowlah Plaza and approved t 29 March 2017 Read more >>

Northern Beaches Council's Greater ‘Clout’ To Seek Fix For Wakehurst Parkway Flooding

As a larger amalgamated organisation Northern Beaches Council will seek to use its greater ‘clout’ to find a solution to frequent flooding that regularly disrupts busy Wakehurst Parkway, the major 29 March 2017 Read more >>

Release of Draft Affordable Housing Policy

Northern Beaches Council will release a draft affordable housing policy for public feedback that would push for 500 new affordable houses (10%) in the Ingleside and Northern Beaches (Frenchs Forest 29 March 2017 Read more >>

Beat the Wet Weather and Come to the Library

First it was the heatwave and now it’s the seemingly endless rain - but rain, hail or shine, residents and the broader community are being invited to take advantage of the special events being plan 27 March 2017 Read more >>

Dee Why Beach Street Art With A Vital Message

Dee Why Beach promenade will come alive next month (April 22) thanks to a street art project with a vital message. 27 March 2017 Read more >>

Northern Beaches Youth Week 2017

Northern Beaches Council will celebrate Youth Week 2017 with a skate and scooter competition, art workshops and exhibitions, a music festival and the Northern Composure Band Comp Final. 23 March 2017 Read more >>

Australia-First Climate Change Adaptation Initiative

The impact of climate change on coastal infrastructure across the Northern Beaches will be addressed in an Australia-first initiative, with Northern Beaches Council receiving a grant of $80,000 fro 23 March 2017 Read more >>

Northern Composure Muso Mentors Students For Heats

Northern Composure 2006 Band Competition musician turned high school teacher, Cameron McKee has passed on his performance passion to his students, who will take the stage for Heat Two this Friday, 23 March 2017 Read more >>

Advisory Group Helps Improve Church Point Aesthetics

Northern Beaches Council and the Church Point Project Aesthetic Advisory Group are working together to modify the new carpark design to be more recessive and fit in with the surrounding local envir 22 March 2017 Read more >>

Northern Beaches High School Students Invited to Visit Japan

Northern Beaches Council’s Sister Cities Programme is providing an exciting opportunity for local high school students to visit Japan as part Council’s annual student exchange programme with Odawar 21 March 2017 Read more >>

Children The Winner In Dee Why Library Makeover

Dee Why Library will be a more welcoming and inviting destination for children, with Northern Beaches Council carrying out an upgrade of the children’s spaces. 21 March 2017 Read more >>

Community Input to Plan Future of Freshwater Coastal Open Space

The community is being asked to help Northern Beaches Council establish a vision for the Freshwater Coastal Open Space and develop plans for its future over the next five to 10 years. 20 March 2017 Read more >>

Final Funding Round For Northern Beaches Community Groups

Eligible organisations are being invited to apply for the second and final round of grants offered under the NSW Government’s Stronger Communities Fund, designed to kick start the delivery of proje 20 March 2017 Read more >>

Local Business Still Accessible During Macpherson St Upgrade

Northern Beaches Council is reminding motorists around Warriewood of the changed traffic conditions that are in place to maintain access to Macpherson Street while a major upgrade is being carried 20 March 2017 Read more >>

Northern Beaches Artist In Residence Announced

Terrey Hills artist Ainslie Murray is the 2017 Eramboo/Northern Beaches Council Artist in Residence. 20 March 2017 Read more >>

Creative Space Dives Into ‘Water’ As Part Of Art Month

Northern Beaches Council’s ‘Creative Space’ gallery at 105 Abbott Road, North Curl Curl is proud to present the much-anticipated second installment ‘WATER’ in its ‘Four Elements’ series of exhibitions. 17 March 2017 Read more >>

Northern Beaches Council Celebrates Earth Hour

Northern Beaches Council will host an exciting program of family-friendly events leading up to and on Saturday, 25 March to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the worldwide movement for the planet 17 March 2017 Read more >>

Northern Exposure Band Comp Heats Up

The battle to be named the Northern Beaches ‘best youth band’ is heating up with Council holding the first Northern Composure heat on Friday 17 March at Manly Youth Centre from 7-10.30pm.  16 March 2017 Read more >>

Upgrade For Boating Facilities On Pittwater

Boating facilities on Pittwater are being improved with a $1.12 million project now underway to benefit boat owners and the environment. 16 March 2017 Read more >>

Help Shape The Future of the Northern Beaches

It is your chance to participate in Shape 2028 by registering to participate in one of the Northern Beaches Council Community Strategic Plan workshops in March and form the blue print for the new C 15 March 2017 Read more >>

Survey of Migratory Birds Help Conserve Coastal Ecosystems

Some of the longest journeys in the animal world are helping local ecologists understand changes to our local environment. 14 March 2017 Read more >>

Work Starts on Birdwood Park Upgrade

Northern Beaches Council has started work on a $365,000 upgrade of Birdwood Park North Narrabeen, an important recreational space that has significant environmental and heritage value. 14 March 2017 Read more >>

Artists and Skaters Celebrate New Art Work at Mona Vale

Brookvale-based Venezuelan artist Miguel Gonzalez was the guest of honour at Northern Beaches Council’s public art launch at Mona Vale skate park on Thursday 9 March. 13 March 2017 Read more >>

Artists Invited to Create works in Response to the 'Land'

Manly Art Gallery & Museum and the Manly Art Gallery & Museum Society are inviting expressions of interest from local artists to produce new works in response to the theme ‘land’, for their 9 March 2017 Read more >>

Safety Reminder for Users of Council Car Parks

In the lead-up to the fourth UN Global Road Safety Week, Northern Beaches Council is reminding motorists to observe speed limits and drive safely in Council car parks. 8 March 2017 Read more >>

Reminder That 'Clean Up' Is Not Just One Day A Year

Thanks to the combined efforts of the Northern Beaches Community and Council’s waste management staff the Northern Beaches is looking clean and tidy after Clean Up Australia Day. 7 March 2017 Read more >>

Public Exhibition For Northern Beaches Hospital Structure Plan Closes

Planning for the precinct around the new Northern Beaches Hospital in Frenchs Forest will move to the next stage, with the three-month public exhibition of the plan now closed. 7 March 2017 Read more >>

Nominate A Conservation Hero For Manly Environment Centre's Annual Eco Award

Members of the community are encouraged to nominate a ‘conservation hero’ by March 22 for the 12th annual Manly Environment Centre’s Eco Award. 7 March 2017 Read more >>

Josephine Cashman Speaks at International Women's Day Breakfast

Northern Beaches Council has a full house for tomorrow’s International Women’s Day breakfast at Manly Golf Club with attendees looking forward to listening to guest speaker Ms. 7 March 2017 Read more >>

'Club All In' Hosts Special St Patricks Day Disco

Dance the night away and make new friends too at Northern Beaches Council’s special St Patrick’s Day ‘Club All In’ all-abilities disco held at Narraweena Community Hall on Friday 17 March from 6.30 6 March 2017 Read more >>

Central Dee Why Plaza Begins

Northern Beaches Council is delivering the next stage of revitalising Dee Why’s Town Centre with work on a new, greener Redman Road Plaza to start next week. 3 March 2017 Read more >>

Next Stage to Improve Parking in Newport West

Northern Beaches Council is moving ahead with the next stage of planning for improvements to parking around the Queens Parade carpark in Newport, with the West Newport Parking Demand Management Strategy going on public exhibition. 3 March 2017 Read more >>

Have A Say On How You Play

Northern Beaches Council is asking the community to comment by Monday 6 March on a number of options to revitalise district playgrounds at Brookvale and North Manly to create fun, inclusive and challenging play areas for children of all ages. 3 March 2017 Read more >>

'Midget' Farrelly Will Forever Surf At Manly Beach

Northern Beaches Council will commemorate the life and career of legendary surfing identity Bernard "Midget" Farrelly with a special memorial plaque overlooking Manly Beach, where he triumphed as the first ever male world surfing champion in 1964. 2 March 2017 Read more >>

Carve It Up At The New Decked Out Skate Park

Northern Beaches Council will open a new street skate park at St Matthews Farm Reserve, Cromer on Friday 3 March, with a free barbecue, skateboard giveaways, skating demos and lessons from 4.30 to 7.30pm. 1 March 2017 Read more >>

Million Dollar Upgrade for Beacon Hill War Memorial Hall

Northern Beaches Council will undertake a million dollar renovation of the Beacon Hill War Memorial Hall, with work starting later this year. 1 March 2017 Read more >>

Boosting Disability Support on the Northern Beaches

Disability support services on the Northern Beaches have been given a boost through a number of community grants made possible by the creation of Northern Beaches Council. 23 February 2017 Read more >>

Colourful New Art Work For Mona Vale Skate Park

Northern Beaches Council skate park at Mona Vale will come to life with the installation of a new public art work created by Brookvale-based artist Miguel Gonzalez, who is originally from Venezuela 22 February 2017 Read more >>

Council Puts On Extra Green Waste Collection Following Storms

Northern Beaches Council was able to mobilise quickly to clean up storm damage on the weekend and has put on extra waste services to help residents remove storm debris.  22 February 2017 Read more >>

Community Update on Palm Beach Parking Improvements

The Northern Beaches community is being invited to an update on parking demand management planning for Pittwater Park and surrounding areas in Palm Beach. 21 February 2017 Read more >>

Help Shape Your Customer Service Experience

Northern Beaches Council is inviting the community to complete an online Customer Experience Survey by Thursday 2 March. 21 February 2017 Read more >>

New Café Feature of Upgraded Tramshed

Northern Beaches Council is inviting interested parties to tender for the operation of a new café that will be part of the upgraded Tramshed Arts & Community Centre at Narrabeen. 21 February 2017 Read more >>

Property Purchase Protects Bushland

A 1.85ha property adjoining Katandra Bushland Sanctuary bequeathed to the former Pittwater Council has been saved by Northern Beaches Council and will be protected as part of the Warriewood escarpment. 17 February 2017 Read more >>

Swap Oceans for Opals - Outback Youth Exchange Opportunity

A chance to sample life in the Australian outback is being offered to Northern Beaches’ young people. 13 February 2017 Read more >>

Washed Away Amenities To Be Rebuilt

Northern Beaches Council is encouraging the community to comment before Sunday 12 February on the design for a new amenities block at Fairy Bower after facilities were washed away in the June storm 9 February 2017 Read more >>

Playground Slashed

Northern Beaches Council will increase surveillance of popular Clontarf Reserve after valuable shade-sails protecting a children’s playground were vandalised for the second time in a month. 9 February 2017 Read more >>

First Northern Beaches Council’s Seniors Festival connects our communities

Seniors living on the Northern Beaches are invited to ‘connect with the community’ during the first Northern Beaches Council Seniors Festival being held from the 3 to 24 March 2017. 8 February 2017 Read more >>

Registrations Open For Clean Up Australia Day

Residents on the Northern Beaches are being urged to get in early and register a site for Clean Up Australia Day. The event is being held on Sunday 5 March from 8am to 1pm. 7 February 2017 Read more >>

Work on Clontarf Reserve Seawall Begins

Northern Beaches Council will start work to replace the old timber retaining wall at Clontarf Reserve with a new sandstone seawall. 7 February 2017 Read more >>

Helping Learners Become Safer Drivers

Northern Beaches Council in conjunction with Roads and Maritime Services is holding a free workshop on Wednesday, 29 March to help people teaching 'Learners', to become better drivers. 7 February 2017 Read more >>

Vaccinate Now For New Rabbit Control Virus

Rabbit owners on the Northern Beaches are being urged to vaccinate their pets prior to the release of Calici-Boost, a new strain of wild rabbit control virus, in March. 3 February 2017 Read more >>

Road Safety Reminder As Kids Go Back To School

Northern Beaches Council is urging motorists to drive carefully around school zones and obey the road rules with children returning to school from the end of January. 1 February 2017 Read more >>

Locals Honoured in Australia Day Awards

A wildlife angel, charity fundraisers and sports people are among the outstanding contributors to the Northern Beaches community honoured in the 2017 Australia Day Awards. 26 January 2017 Read more >>

New Secure Boat Storage Scheme for Narrabeen Lagoon

Northern Beaches Council will build new secure boat storage racks this year around Narrabeen Lagoon to address the increase in demand to store watercraft and reduce watercraft dumping, overcrowding 23 January 2017 Read more >>

Road Safety Reminder as Kids Go Back to School

Northern Beaches Council is urging motorists to drive carefully around school zones and obey the road rules with children returning to school from the end of January. 23 January 2017 Read more >>

Legendary Singer Kamahl Northern Beaches Australia Day Ambassador

Australia Day on the Northern Beaches will be boosted with the addition of legendary singer Kamahl as Australia Day Ambassador. 20 January 2017 Read more >>

Northern Beaches Runners Win Trip to Japan Marathon

Two Northern Beaches runners have been selected to travel to Japan in February to compete in the 2017 Senshu International City Marathon. 17 January 2017 Read more >>

Manly Beach to host 2017 & 2018 Australian Open of Surfing

Northern Beaches Council will host the 2017 and 2018 Australian Open of Surfing events on Manly Beach, continuing Council's partnership with the international surfing contest's organisers IMG World 13 January 2017 Read more >>

Warriewood Changed Traffic Conditions

To facilitate major works on the $10.5 million Warriewood Valley Upgrade project Macpherson Street between Boondah Road and Warriewood Road will be re-closed as planned from the week beginning 9 Ja 13 January 2017 Read more >>

Dr Rip Can Help Prevent Our Love of the Beach Turning Deadly

Sadly almost 100 people drown at Australian beaches every year. 12 January 2017 Read more >>

Northern Beaches Artist in Residence Applications Extended

Local artists are being given an extension of time to apply for a chance to become the 2017 Eramboo/Northern Beaches Council Artist in Residence. 12 January 2017 Read more >>

Northern Beaches Will Lead Australia in Sustainable Seafood Trial

Northern Beaches Council has teamed up with three popular restaurants on Sydney's Northern Beaches and the world-wide Marine Stewardship Council in an Australia-first pilot certification and labell 11 January 2017 Read more >>

Northern Beaches 2017 Australia Day Family Friendly Fun

With activities like camel rides, a car show, pool party, live entertainment, amusement rides and the always popular BBQ breakfasts, Northern Beaches Council’s Australia Day events have something f 10 January 2017 Read more >>

Free Retro Road Safety Calendar for the New Year

Northern Beaches, in collaboration with six other Councils, has released their free 2017 Road Safety Calendar and this year it has a retro vibe that everyone will enjoy. 6 January 2017 Read more >>

Reduced Fees for Pre-school Parents

Parents of four year olds at Northern Beaches Council’s pre-schools will benefit from a reduction in fees in 2017 following a funding boost from the NSW Government. 5 January 2017 Read more >>

Get Ready for the New Year on the Northern Beaches

The Northern Beaches Council has launched its first Course and Activity Brochure covering more than 40 community centres and almost 300 activities being run in 2017. 5 January 2017 Read more >>

Get a Bargain at the Avalon Car Boot Sale

Snap up a bargain or just enjoy the music, food and community atmosphere at the Avalon Car Boot Sale on Saturday 21 January, from 8am. 5 January 2017 Read more >>

Art Comes Alive for Summer on the Northern Beaches

The Northern Beaches art scene is coming alive for summer with a host of bright, exciting cultural events from Avalon to Manly to Terrey Hills and beyond. 5 January 2017 Read more >>

Northern Beaches World Food Markets a Taste Sensation

Everyone is invited to take their tastebuds on a culinary holiday at the Northern Beaches Council World Food Markets being held at Gilbert Park, Manly every Friday night from 13 January to 31 March 4 January 2017 Read more >>

Plan for New Year's Eve Road Closures

Northern Beaches Council is encouraging residents and visitors to plan their trip to New Year's Eve celebrations with more local roads being closed this year. 23 December 2016 Read more >>

Big Thank You To Generous Northern Beaches Community

Homeless youth are the recipients of some welcome Christmas cheer, thanks to the generosity of the Northern Beaches community. 23 December 2016 Read more >>

Council Push for Affordable Housing on the Northern Beaches

Northern Beaches Administrator Dick Persson AM said it is about time that we get serious about affordable housing on the Northern Beaches. 21 December 2016 Read more >>

Northern Beaches Council Rates Highly in NSW Survey Results

A satisfaction survey of Northern Beaches' residents has seen the new Council ranked as one of the better performing newly merged councils in New South Wales. 19 December 2016 Read more >>

Multi-million Dollar Investment Connecting One Northern Beaches

Sydney's iconic Northern Beaches will be connected by a spectacular coastal walkway and cycleway stretching from Manly to Palm Beach, now made possible with the formation of the Northern Beaches Co 16 December 2016 Read more >>

Stronger Communities Fund Boosting the Northern Beaches

The largest-ever community grants program on the Northern Beaches has awarded 25 not-for-profit local community organisations with more than $530,000 to deliver cultural, social and economic progra 16 December 2016 Read more >>

Northern Beaches to Host Only Skateboard National Qualifiers

The Northern Beaches will host Ramp Revival, the only NSW qualifying events for the Skateboard Vert National Competition. 14 December 2016 Read more >>

Celebrate New Year's Eve on the Northern Beaches

Forget the hassle of the Harbour Bridge, this New Year's Eve there's firework displays across the Northern Beaches at Pittwater, Dee Why Beach and Manly Cove. 12 December 2016 Read more >>

Christmas Fun for the Family at Dee Why

Join your friends and neighbours for an evening of family friendly entertainment when Santa drops in to Dee Why for 'Christmas by the Beach'. 8 December 2016 Read more >>

Get Fit For Summer at Manly Andrew "Boy" Charlton Aquatic Centre

Fitness enthusiasts are being offered a free five day "try before you buy" fitness trial at the new-look Manly Andrew "Boy" Charlton Aquatic Centre. 8 December 2016 Read more >>

New Summer Menu for Meals on Wheels

'Meals on Wheels' has released its new summer menu and with over 70 options it caters for a wide variety of tastes and dietary requirements. 7 December 2016 Read more >>

Get in Quick for Quality Childcare in 2017

Parents of toddlers and pre-school aged children should be quick to take up limited Northern Beaches Council childcare spaces in time for 2017. 6 December 2016 Read more >>

Northern Beaches Artist In Residence Applications Open

A chance to become the 2017 Eramboo/Northern Beaches Council Artist in Residence is being offered to local artists. 6 December 2016 Read more >>

Northern Beaches Council Recognised at Environmental Awards

Northern Beaches Council has been recognised at the 2016 Local Government NSW Environment Awards, winning an award for the ‘Sort it Out’ waste management education campaign. 5 December 2016 Read more >>

New Ingleside Community: New Standards in Sustainability

Northern Beaches Council welcomes the release of the Draft Precinct Structure Plan for Ingleside which sets new standards for sustainability including improved water management and increased energy 2 December 2016 Read more >>

Join in the Gift of Giving with the Christmas Wishing Tree

A special ‘Christmas Wishing Tree’ has been set up inside the Northern Beaches Manly Library in Market Lane which aims to give gifts to those who often go without at Christmas. 2 December 2016 Read more >>

Northern Beaches Council Opens Inclusive Playground at Newport With Further Upgrades Planned

Northern Beaches Council has opened a brand new inclusive playground, designed for kids of all abilities, at Newport's Bert Payne Reserve in time for International Day for People with a Disability 1 December 2016 Read more >>

Manly Christmas Choral Concert Returns to Manly Oval

Gather your family, friends and neighbours for the Northern Beaches' biggest Christmas musical celebration, the 1 December 2016 Read more >>

Sculptors Needed for Garden Exhibition

Northern Beaches Council is inviting local sculptors to be part of Sydney's newest pop-up outdoor art exhibition – the Sculpture Garden at the Warringah Aquatic Centre. 1 December 2016 Read more >>

Hospital Precinct Plan Released

Frenchs Forest, on Sydney's Northern Beaches is set to become a vibrant and connected new town centre featuring a new state-of-the-art High School, a new Aquatic Centre, with over 2,000 new dwellin 30 November 2016 Read more >>

Discobility & All Abilities Christmas Disco On The Northern Beaches

Dance the night away on the Northern Beaches this festive season as disco fever ramps up for Christmas. 30 November 2016 Read more >>

90-year-old Clarence Street Timber Bridge Reopens

As the bushwalking season descends, an historical bridge which overlooks North Harbour in Balgowlah that was constructed in the mid-1920s has been restored and has reopened. 28 November 2016 Read more >>

Keep Up To Date As We Build Our Future

Northern Beaches' residents can now stay up to date on more than 300 key upgrade projects thanks to a new online tool launched by Northern Beaches Council. 25 November 2016 Read more >>

Spreading Christmas Cheer - Festive Season Window Display Competition

Northern Beaches Council is spreading Christmas cheer and calling on all local businesses with street frontages to join in the fun and enter the 2016 Festive Season Window Display Competition 24 November 2016 Read more >>

Kids on the Coast

Connect your kids with nature not devices Summer is calling children on the Northern Beaches to connect with nature and enjoy some outdoor fun these school holidays. 24 November 2016 Read more >>

Access to Storm Damaged Collaroy Beach Restored for Summer

Northern Beaches' residents and visitors will again be able to access Collaroy Beach this summer. 23 November 2016 Read more >>

Shoebox Christmas Initiative for Homeless Youth

A group of Northern Beaches' young people are working with Council to brighten Christmas for homeless youths with a call to donate presents for Christmas. 21 November 2016 Read more >>

Summer 2017 School Holidays on the Northern Beaches

Bookings open on Monday 21 November for the kids to come along and enjoy the many and varied activities on offer at Northern Beaches Council's Vacation Care Centres during the summer school holiday 17 November 2016 Read more >>

Honours for the Manly 'Boy' Charlton Aquatic Centre

The Manly Andrew 'Boy' Charlton Aquatic Centre has won recognition by taking out top honours in the 'Sporting Facilities' category at the 2016 Master Builders Association (MBA) Excellence in Constr 17 November 2016 Read more >>

Macpherson Street Warriewood Reopens To Help Christmas Shoppers

Northern Beaches Council will temporarily reopen Macpherson Street Warriewood, which is currently undergoing extensive upgrades worth $10.2 million. 16 November 2016 Read more >>

Funding Boost Will Protect Privately Owned Heritage Buildings

Northern Beaches Council has established a fund offering small grants to help conserve our privately-owned heritage buildings. 14 November 2016 Read more >>

Have Your Say to Improve Iconic Southern Palm Beach

The southern end of Palm Beach is earmarked for enhancements that will protect its natural landscape, improve infrastructure and highlight historic links to 1920’s surfing culture. 11 November 2016 Read more >>

Palm Beach Walkway Consultation Now Open

Consultation will begin this week for the Palm Beach Walkway draft design to address ongoing community concerns about pedestrian safety on the route between Palm Beach Wharf and Governor Phillip Pa 11 November 2016 Read more >>

Drivers urged to cover their loads or risk fines

Northern Beaches Council is throwing its weight behind a campaign to stop drivers of vehicles with uncovered loads littering our roads, bushland and beaches. 10 November 2016 Read more >>

Balgowlah Plaza Upgrade Proposal

Northern Beaches Council will host an information session Saturday 19 November (10am to 12 noon) to present preliminary concept plans for a public domain improvement proposal for Balgowlah Plaza (o 10 November 2016 Read more >>

Customer Service Awards a win for the Northern Beaches Community

The Northern Beaches Council's Customer Service Team at Dee Why has taken out several awards at the prestigious 2016 National Local Government Customer Service Awards. 7 November 2016 Read more >>

Northern Beaches Council Leads The Way in Recycling

As we eagerly await the completion of major works, a new initiative of the Northern Beaches Council now makes it easier and cheaper for developers to recycle demolition and construction waste. 4 November 2016 Read more >>

Mona Vale Place Plan Engagement Extension

Northern Beaches Council has extended the community consultation period for the Draft Mona Vale Place Plan. 1 November 2016 Read more >>

Temporary closure of Federation Point Walkway (boardwalk) at Manly

Northern Beaches Council has temporarily closed Federation Point Walkway (or boardwalk) in Manly for structural investigations and repairs. 27 October 2016 Read more >>

Two local runners have a chance to compete in the 2017 Senshu International City Marathon

Northern Beaches Council's friendship with the Tadaoka Town Government in Japan provides two local marathon runners with a chance to participate in the marathon to be held in Tadaoka on 19 February 26 October 2016 Read more >>

Church Point Parking Community Meeting

Northern Beaches Council is holding a community meeting to present planned changes to improve parking arrangements at Church Point. 26 October 2016 Read more >>

Palm Beach Walkway Project Moves to Next Stage

Northern Beaches Council is pushing ahead with plans for the iconic Palm Beach Walkway, with the announcement today that Council will develop detailed designs and engage with the community so the p 26 October 2016 Read more >>

2017 HSC Success Workshop for Parents and Students

Northern Beaches Council is holding a workshop to help parents and students prepare for the 2017 HSC at Mona Vale Library on 3 November. 26 October 2016 Read more >>

Council Responds to Newport Parking Concerns

Northern Beaches Council has responded to concerns raised by Newport businesses and residents about parking arrangements in the Queens Parade West car park and surrounding streets in Newport. 21 October 2016 Read more >>

Explore one of Sydney’s Last Natural Harbour-side Rainforest Gems

Northern beaches residents and visitors are being offered a chance to explore first hand one of Sydney's last natural harbour-side rainforests. 21 October 2016 Read more >>

Vandals Deliberately Poison Trees at Bayview

Northern Beaches Council staff have discovered 14 Swamp She Oak trees (Casuarina Glauca) illegally drilled and poisoned in Bayview Park and around the adjacent tennis courts. 13 October 2016 Read more >>

24/7 Youth Film Festival 'Final & Awards Night'

With the competition weekend and screenings all done, it's now time for the annual 24/7 Youth Film Festival Final and Awards Night! 13 October 2016 Read more >>

The Great Wall of Little Manly Ferries

Around 500 tiny Manly Ferries will form the 'Great Wall of Manly' outdoor exhibition in the forecourt of the Manly Art Gallery & Museum during November. 11 October 2016 Read more >>

Call to Embrace Mental Health Month

Some 50% of Australians are affected by a mental illness in their lifetime, and with stigma around the illness still preventing those affected reaching out for support, Northern Beaches Council is 6 October 2016 Read more >>

Parking Improvements at Pittwater Park

After strong community feedback Northern Beaches Council is making changes to improve access to car parking for residents at Pittwater Park in Palm Beach. 6 October 2016 Read more >>

Avalon Car Boot Sale Helps Community Recycle

Grab a bargain at the Avalon Car Boot Sale on Saturday 22 October and help reduce landfill. 6 October 2016 Read more >>

Tired of Teddy? Time for a Toy Swap

Dust off your boxes of Lego and baby clothes and bring them to the next Children's Clothing and Toy Swap at Newport Community Centre, Sunday 9 October. 6 October 2016 Read more >>

Time to Commit to Getting Fit and Well

Northern Beaches Council is proposing new membership fees for the Wellness Centre at the recently renovated Manly Andrew 'Boy' Charlton (MABC) Aquatic Centre which would see the original cost slashed by more than half. 28 September 2016 Read more >>

Opening of Northern Sydney's Largest Indoor Sports Centre

The Northern Beaches Indoor Sports Centre (NBISC) at Warriewood has completed a $3.2million upgrade making it the largest indoor sports facility in Sydney's north. 23 September 2016 Read more >>

Community Engaged and Ready for Participation

Northern Beaches Council received a significant number of responses to its call for Expressions of Interest from 500 community representatives in the region of the Northern Beaches, to participate 23 September 2016 Read more >>

$10.2M Major Road Upgrade to Begin in Warriewood

Northern Beaches Council will start the $10.2 million major upgrades at Macpherson Street in Warriewood on Tuesday 4 October. 23 September 2016 Read more >>

Northern Beaches Businesses Eager to Reduce Single-Use Plastic

Northern Beaches Council's Plastic Free July survey found more than half of local businesses would like to stop using "single-use" plastic items with some calling on an outright plastic bag ban. 22 September 2016 Read more >>

Dog Day by the Bay 2016

Prized pooches and cunning canines will line up for fabulous competitions, agility demonstrations and behaviour training workshops at this year's Northern Beaches Dog Day by the Bay. 20 September 2016 Read more >>

New Exhibition by Ben Rak - Fetishisation of the Artist's Mark

Manly Art Gallery & Museum will host a new exhibition by printmaker, photographer, educator and independent curator, Ben Rak, co-founder and director of Throwdown Press, from 28 October to 4 De 15 September 2016 Read more >>

Northern Beaches Council Establishes New Team

The Northern Beaches Council's new leadership team has come together for the first time, marking the next phase in the establishment of the newly amalgamated Council. 2 September 2016 Read more >>

Council seeks Cycling Representative for Local Traffic Committee

Do you live in or have a strong affiliation with the Northern Beaches? 2 August 2016 Read more >>

Rebuilding Our Community

The Northern Beaches Council has undertaken a mammoth effort to build temporary roads and sand walls to help protect the houses at Collaroy from further storm and high tide activity following this 24 June 2016 Read more >>

Disaster Recovery Information Centre

A Disaster Recovery Information Centre will open at Council's Customer Service Centre, at Mona Vale on Friday 10 June for residents who have been impacted by the recent storm. 9 June 2016 Read more >>

Council Meeting Streaming Live

Tonight's Extraordinary Meeting of the Northern Beaches Council will be streamed live online. 2 June 2016 Read more >>

Council Meeting

The next Extraordinary Meeting of the Northern Beaches Council is on Thursday, 2 June 2016. Location: Mona Vale Memorial Hall, 1 Park Street, Mona Value 31 May 2016 Read more >>

Extraordinary Council Meeting

An Extraordinary Council Meeting of the Northern Beaches Council will be held on Thursday, 19 May 2016. Location: Manly Council Chambers, 1 Belgrave St, Manly 17 May 2016 Read more >>

Work is Underway

The new Northern Beaches Council has started work to establish a Council structure that will provide the best possible services to our community. 16 May 2016 Read more >>

New Council Proclaimed for Sydney's Northern Beaches

The NSW Government today proclaimed a new local government area amalgamating Manly, Pittwater and Warringah council areas. The new Council will be called the Northern Beaches Council. 12 May 2016 Read more >>