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  • McKay Reserve

Our spectacular coastline and natural bushland are home to around 75 threatened native plant and animal species and significant Aboriginal sites. This makes Northern Beaches a unique living environment with precious features that are vulnerable to pressures from development, pollution and climate change. Find out here, how we’re safeguarding all of this.

View from Barrenjoey Head

Climate Change

Clean water, clean air, protected bushland, sustainable development. That’s the future we’re building.
Man and Dog running along coastal walk

Coast and Waterways

We live on an extraordinarily beautiful coast. Protecting the natural wonders of our coast and waterways is a council and community priority.
Coastal Environmental Centre Activity

Coastal Environment Centre

The Northern Beaches Coastal Environment Centre provides experiential environmental education programs for everybody.
Environmental Programs and Resources

Environmental Programs and Resources

There are so many ways you can help to create significant impacts on our bushland, beaches and waterways.
rainforest landscape

Feral Animals

Feral animals are thriving on the Northern Beaches. Council is working to control these populations but you can help too.
Manly Beach and Harbour

Manly Environment Centre

Manly Environment Centre is an action and education environment centre that cares for and protects our unique environment.
Weedy Seadragon

Native Animals

Our native animals are precious creatures and the Northern Beaches is home to many of them.
Thyme honey myrtle

Native Plants

The Northern Beaches is home to hundreds of native plant and tree species, subspecies and varieties.
Beach at sunrise showing coastal erosion

Natural Hazards

Find out what Council is does and what you can do to protect your home or business from the natural hazards encountered from time to time.
Pollution

Pollution

Keeping the Northern Beaches free of pollution is key to maintaining the beautiful environment we live in.
two-people-weeding

Weed Management

Weeds are invasive species and are a threat to the native biodiversity of the Northern Beaches.