We are committed to taking care of our precious environment, now and for future generations. This is a challenge we can all work on together. Northern Beaches Council is developing new strategies and goals in relation to environmental sustainability and climate change. Watch this space and we will let you know when you can have your say.
What Council is doing...
We want to be environmentally sustainable and are working everyday on new and exciting projects. Here is some of what we have already done:
- More than 340 kW of solar panels installed on 34 Council buildings
- Council’s community buildings more sustainable for example a cogeneration plant helps heat water and produce energy for the Manly Andrew 'Boy' Charlton Aquatic Centre
- Reducing our water consumption and improve water quality with projects such as Water Sensitive Urban Design rain gardens
- Purchased our first electric vehicle
- Partners in the Climate Council's Cities Power Partnership and have made five climate change pledges, track our progress here
- Upgrading our sportsgrounds with energy efficient lighting. You can see our new lights at St Matthews Farm, Old Reub Hudson Oval and North Narrabeen Reserve
- Decreased our energy usage at Manly Library and Manly Town Hall with more efficient air conditioning systems
- Making it easier for you to use sustainable transport options.We worked with the NSW Government to bring the B-Line bus service to the beaches. We have recently adopted a Northern Beaches Transport Strategy: Move 2038. We also support car share facilities, provision of electric vehicle charging points and bike networks
- Supporting innovation with the installation of SOURCE water hydropanels at Currawong Holiday Cottages. in partnership with Zero Mass Water and ARENA. They produce clean drinking water from air and build resilience into the water supply of the site
- Committed to becoming plastic free. We want to show leadership so we've given over 400 reusable cups to staff. We help you do it too, with water fountains for bottle refills and over the next two years we will work with our local businesses to reduce their plastic use