The east coast low storm of June 2016 significantly impacted private properties at Collaroy-Narrabeen Beach.

In response to this event, Council developed a range of policy responses to enable eligible residents to protect their properties.

In a first for NSW, Council successfully obtained a State Government grant for contributions towards private coastal protection works. And at the meeting of 26 March 2019 Council also resolved to provide funding assistance to all eligible property owners. Following relevant approvals, eligible residents can request up to 20% funding towards the cost of their works with 10% coming from State Government and 10% from Northern Beaches Council.

Applications are closing soon

Potential applicants are strongly advised to review the FAQ document, linked at the bottom of this page, which clarifies the process for applying to, and participating in, the program.

If you would like more information, or wish to submit an application for financial assistance, please contact the Manager, Environment Resilience & Climate Change via or call 1300 434 434, as soon as possible. 

Eligible properties must have received all applicable approvals before submitting their application to Council for a grant.

The deadline for submitting final payment claims, including all required documentation, is 31 December 2024.