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 (list provided in the Guidelines) to protect their properties.

In a first for NSW, Council has now 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.


The main pre-condition to the implementation of works is obtaining development consent and then approval from Crown Lands (if required) to occupy public land.

Following these approvals, applicants will be in a position to request up to 20% funding towards the cost of their works (10% coming from State Government and a matching 10% from Northern Beaches Council).

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. 

Further Information

Further information on the process, and requirements can be found in the Guidelines for Financial Assistance for Private Coastal Protection Works at Collaroy - Narrabeen Beach.

Eligible property owners may request a copy of the draft funding agreement or discuss this project by contacting Council on 1300 434 434

Applications Open