Budget 2020/21: Supporting our community in recovery

Our budget for 2020/21 aims to support our community as we emerge from the pandemic and plan for recovery. It includes significant support packages for community and local business.

Overall, $451 million will be invested in the community including $105 million for footpaths, roads, surf clubs and other community infrastructure, stimulating local jobs and providing the infrastructure our community value. 

Council's activities and projects are outlined in our annual Delivery and Operational Plan.

For every $100 in our $451 million budget, we're investing...


upgrading local infrastructure


managing waste & cleansing


maintaining buildings & aquatic centres


community & library services


parks, recreation & Lifeguards


managing roads & transport


environment & climate change


planning, development & compliance


Kimbriki Resource Recovery Centre


NSW Government levies


events, engagement & economic development


ensuring good governance


Budget spending areas

Upgrading local infrastructure

  • Town centres and villages
  • Buildings, amenities, surf clubs and wharves
  • Parks, playgrounds, sports facilities, walking trails, aquatic centres and rockpools
  • Streets, carparks, footpaths and cycleways
  • Stormwater, waste facilities and coastal protection
  • Arts, creative and library spaces
  • Better accessibility and safety

Managing waste and cleaning

  • Domestic waste management service
  • Minimising waste and single-use plastics
  • Public places, streets, beaches and graffiti

Maintaining buildings and aquatic centres

  • Surf clubs, aquatic and recreational centres
  • Managing amenities, Council and community buildings and cemeteries
  • Tourism assets

Delivering community and library services

  • Libraries and programs, online and home services
  • Community centres, programs and grants
  • Arts, creative and theatre/performance spaces
  • Childcare centres, vacation care and family day care

Providing parks, recreation and Lifeguards

  • Sportsfields, courts and open spaces, sports club buildings and grants
  • Brookvale Oval
  • Golf, skate and BMX venues
  • Parks, playgrounds and walking trails
  • Beach Lifeguards and rockpools
  • Street trees and tree permits

Managing roads and transport

  • Local roads, traffic, bus stops and parking areas
  • Wharves, jetties and tidal pools
  • New footpaths, cycleways and bike facilities
  • Transport planning and road safety education

Protecting the environment and climate change

  • Bushland, biodiversity and fire risks
  • Catchments, stormwater, floodplains, lagoons and coast
  • Sustainability programs and education
  • Climate change adaptation and mitigation

Planning, development and compliance

  • Safeguarding public health, safety, parking and environment from risks and overuse
  • Planning for land use, housing, strategic centres and places
  • Town planning to protect environment and heritage
  • Assessing development applications

Kimbriki Resource Recovery Centre

  • Waste management and recycling
  • Education via EcoHouse and Garden
  • Buy Back Centre

NSW Government levies

  • Emergency Services Levy
  • Waste Levy
  • Street lighting
  • Planning Levy
  • Valuation fees

Providing events, engagement and economic development

  • Events, festivals and citizenship
  • Manly Visitor Information Centre
  • Community engagement and communications
  • Placemaking and place activation
  • Economic development and business support

Ensuring good governance

  • Good governance
  • Integrity and complaints
  • Support Mayor, Councillors, committees and reference groups
  • Business assurance