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Policies have been adopted by Council to set out the general approach to all of our operations, activities and services.

You’ll find our full list of policies here - grouped under the Community Strategic Plan outcomes. There is a brief description of what each policy relates to and has a link providing more detail.

Protection of the Environment

Coastal Erosion Policy

This policy guides Northern Beaches Council’s approach to the protection of public and private property from coastal hazards identified in the certified Coastal Zone Management Plan for Collaroy-Narrabeen Beach and Fishermans Beach.

Environmental Sustainability

Single Use Plastics

Council to take a leadership role in the elimination of Single Use Plastic, advocating for legislative change, and influencing and enabling responsible consumption practices.

Places for People

Affordable Housing Policy

The purpose of this policy is to outline Council’s position and approach to the provision of affordable housing in the Northern Beaches. 

Development Assessment Management Policy

Delivery of a consistent, equitable and efficient development assessment service, which is only possible when applications are submitted with the required information so an informed, proper and timely assessment can be made of the application.

Community and Belonging

Community Development & Services Policy

Adopted by Northern Beaches Council - 25 June 2019

Moveable Heritage Management Policy

Adopted by Northern Beaches Council - 28 May 2019

Vibrant Local Economy

Waste Minimisation for Functions and Events Approved by Council

Council aims to promote best practice waste management through waste avoidance, resource recovery and sustainable procurement practices at all public events held in the Northern Beaches local government area. All public events and functions held on Council property and public open space must adhere to the Event Waste Management Guidelines.

Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity

Beach Parking Permits Policy

This policy relates to the allocation of annual Beach Parking Permits which allow free parking in designated Council operated Pay and Display reserve carparks.

Storage of Watercraft on Council Foreshores Policy

This policy is to enable the appropriate storage of watercraft on Council foreshores at the same time as maintaining safe public access and minimising environmental impact.

Good Governance

Code of Conduct Policy

The Northern Beaches Council adopted the Northern Beaches Council Code of Conduct and the Procedures for the Administration of the Code of Conduct at the Ordinary Meeting of 28 May 2019. This code is prescribed by regulation and sets out the minimum requirements of conduct that must be observed by Council Officials including committee members, staff, delegates, contractors and consultants in carrying out their functions for Council.

Code of Meeting Practice

This code is prescribed by regulation and sets out the minimum requirements of conduct that must be observed by Council officials including committee members, staff, delegates, contractors and consultants in carrying out their functions for Council.

Councillor Expenses & Facilities Policy

Policy for payment and reimbursement of expenses incurred by, and the provision of facilities to the Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Councillors.

Investment Policy

The objectives of this policy are to provide a framework for the investing of Council's funds at the most favourable return available to it at the time whilst having due consideration of risk and security for that investment type and ensuring that Council’s liquidity requirements are being met.

Legislative Compliance Policy

To provide assurance and build the capacity of Northern Beaches Council to meet its key compliance obligations, promote a compliance culture and uphold good corporate governance practices.

Pricing Policy

This policy details the guiding principles to determine a pricing basis allowing consistent pricing application across all Council services.

Partnership and Participation