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Our 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 with a brief description of what each one relates to. Each one has a link providing more detail. 

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. 

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.

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.

Code of Conduct Policy

Northern Beaches Council adopted the Model Code of Conduct for Local Councils in NSW as prescribed by the Office of Local Government at the time of proclamation, 12 May 2016.  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.

Council Meetings Policy

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.

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.

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.

Payment of Expenses Policy

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

Pricing Policy

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

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.

Storage of Watercraft on Council Foreshores

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.

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.