Tuesday, 12 November 2019


Total Fire Ban  

A statewide total fire ban has been extended until midnight Wednesday 12 November 2019. That means you cannot light, maintain or use a fire in the open, or to carry out any activity in the open that causes, or is likely to cause, a fire.

General purpose hot works (such as welding, grinding or gas cutting or any activity that produces a spark or flame) are not to be done in the open.

Find out more on the RFS website

Safe places for the community

Council has extended operating hours until 8pm this evening at a number of our libraries, providing a safe comfortable place for the community.

BranchAddressOperating hours
Dee Why Library725 Pittwater Rd, Dee Why9am to 8pm
Forestville Library6 Darley Street, Forestville10am to 8pm
Glen Street LibraryCnr Glen St Blackbutts Road, Belrose10am to 7pm
Manly Library1 Market Place, Manly9.30am to 8pm
Mona Vale Library1 Park St, Mona Vale10am to 8pm
Warringah Mall LibraryShop 650, 2nd Floor Warringah Mall
145 Old Pittwater Road, Brookvale 2100
9am to 5pm

Road closure

Due to potential bushfire danger, the section of McCarrs Creek Road that runs through the National Park - McCarrs Creek Reserve to General San Martin Drive - has been closed at the request of the Police.

Residential access from Church Point to McCarrs Creek Road currently remains open.

VMS signage will be in place.


Monday 11 November 2019

Further to the Catastrophic fire danger forecast for tomorrow by the Rural Fire Service, Council is working closely with emergency services to plan and prepare for the worsening conditions.

Emergency services advise:

  • Be ready for anything
  • If you're told to evacuate it means the worst is headed for you
  • Leave early
  • Don't hesitate or argue
  • Don't risk your life or the lives of others thinking you can sit it out.

Fire information

To keep up to date on all bushfire related information visit the Rural Fire Service website.


As a precaution, Council is closing all bushland tracks and trails, including Manly Dam, Manly to North Harbour walk and Stony Range Regional Botanic Gardens from tomorrow (Tuesday). From 9.30am Tuesday McCarrs Creek Rd will also be closed.

Large animal relocation

We have opened Frenchs Forest Showground and North Narrabeen reserve for local residents to temporarily relocate large animals such as horses. Staff will be in attendance at these sites however residents will need to provide their own equipment and services at this stage.

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