Committees advise Council on numerous strategic areas including cross agency partnerships dealing with bushfires to flood plans.
Northern Beaches Council is part of the Northern Beaches Local Emergency Management Committee (LEMC) which provides the roles of planning, preparing, responding to and the recovery from emergencies as described in the State Emergency and Rescue Management Act 1989.
The Northern Beaches Council’s Local Emergency Management Officer represents Council on this committee along with all response agencies and supporting organisations.
Advisory Committee for the Mona Vale Performance Space Project acts in an advisory role to Northern Beaches Council for the development of the proposed Mona Vale Performance Space.
Council has committed to develop a feasibility study and a detailed business case, including business plan for the construction and operation of the project to ensure the project’s viability. The community members are required to have specialist skills in the development of new government infrastructure and/or community projects. Knowledge of performance venues, the performing arts, car parks and commercial retail development is highly desirable.
Council is in the process of appointing community members for the Advisory Committee. The Committee will meet approx. four times a year.
The Narrabeen Lagoon State Park Advisory Committee acts in an advisory role to the Narrabeen Lagoon State Park Trust (NLSPT) which is managed by Northern Beaches Council.
Membership of the Committee includes representatives from Council, NSW Crown Lands, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (National Parks), NSW Dept Primary Industries (Fisheries), Metropolitan Aboriginal Land Council, recreational user groups and the community.
The Northern Beaches Bush Fire Management Committee (BFMC) provides a forum for cooperative and coordinated bushfire management in the Northern Beaches local area.
BFMCs are responsible for preparing, coordinating, reviewing and monitoring the Plan of Operations and Bush Fire Risk Management Plan for their area.
They assist in the coordination of bush fire detection, mitigation, control and suppression.
A range of stakeholders sit on BFMCs in order to ensure the whole community has a say on bush fire management activities. They include landholders, land managers, fire authorities and community organisations.
Northern Beaches Council undertakes some aspects of traffic management on local roads such as the implementation of parking restrictions, traffic control devices and cycling facilities.
Council does not have the authority to introduce a restriction on the movement of traffic without the approval of the State Government. For example, Council needs approval to instigate a one way street, close a road, impose a load limit or prohibit a turn at an intersection.
Council must consider the advice of the Northern Beaches Council Local Traffic Committee (NBCLTC) when making a decision on traffic management issues. The NBCLTC is a technical advisory committee which provides a recommendation to Council for adoption.
The Committee consists of voting representatives from Council, Roads and Maritime Services, State Member of Parliament and NSW Police. Non voting specialists are invited to provide advice on specific matters. Regular attendees include representatives from the State Transit Authority (Sydney buses) and Forest Coach Lines. A community cycling representative attends the Committee in an advisory capacity.
The Traffic Committee usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month except January. Under the RMS guidelines for the operation of Local Traffic Committees, the meeting is not open to the public. If your issue has been listed in the Traffic Committee’s agenda, you are welcome to call us to discuss the possibility of addressing the Traffic Committee prior to the members considering the matter.
Any request for traffic facilities should be submitted in writing to the Council and will be reviewed by the Traffic and Road Safety team.