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 now open

Applications are now open, however we are currently updating our grants portal to help simplify the process. 

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

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

The deadline for submitting applications is 31 December 2024.