Budget 2023/24: supporting our community, economy and environment to be strong and resilient

Our budget for 2023/24 continues to take into consideration the impacts of major weather events and the pandemic to ensure we can deliver services and infrastructure to protect our extraordinary natural environment and support our community. 

Overall, $507 million will be invested including $102 million for new community capital projects along with asset maintenance and replacement of those that are at the end of their useable life. In addition, the investment will aid in stimulating local jobs and provide infrastructure our community values.

Read more about our infrastructure spend.

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

For every $100 in our $507 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 & street lighting


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
  • Roads, carparks, footpaths and cycleways
  • Stormwater, coastal protection, and efficiency in energy, water and waste
  • Arts, creative and library spaces
  • Better accessibility, safety and public wiFi

Managing waste and cleaning

  • Domestic waste management service
  • Minimising total waste, problem waste and single use plastics
  • Clean public places, streets, beaches and graffiti

Maintaining buildings and aquatic centres

  • Surf clubs, PCYC, aquatic and recreational centres
  • Managing Council and community buildings
  • Tourism assets at Currawong and North Narrabeen
  • Cemeteries

Delivering community and library services

  • Community and youth development programs, centres and grants
  • Arts programs, and creative and performance spaces 
  • Manly Art Gallery and Museum
  • Childcare centres, vacation care and family day care 
  • Libraries and programs, online and home services 

Providing parks, recreation and Lifeguards

  • Sportsfields, courts and open spaces, sports club buildings and grants 
  • Brookvale Oval 
  • Facilities including golf courses and skate parks
  • Parks, gardens and playgrounds
  • Trails for walking and mountain biking
  • 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, events 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 & street lighting

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

Providing events, engagement and economic development

  • Events, festivals and citizenship
  • Community engagement and communications
  • Placemaking and place activation
  • Economic development and business support
  • Attracting visitors for sustainable tourism

Ensuring good governance

  • Good governance
  • Integrity and complaints
  • Support Mayor, Councillors, committees and reference groups
  • Prepare for Local Government election 2024
  • Business assurance