We want to reward your commitment to Sustainability!

Every year, Northern Beaches Council applauds both our local businesses and the eco volunteers in the community who do their bit for sustainability. That’s why we sponsor a special business Sustainability Award alongside the prestigious annual Northern Beaches Local Business Awards; and host the annual Eco Awards and awards night.

Business Sustainability Award

The Northern Beaches Local Business Awards are a community accolade for business excellence. But the Northern Beaches Council Sustainability Award is more: it’s a discretionary award that showcases your business for actively pursuing sustainable practices.

The award highlights excellence in embedding sustainability practices in business planning, operations and marketing. We had a great response with over 20 applications this year, this highlights the growing importance of environmental sustainability in local businesses. 

Nominations are now closed for this year. Congratulations to all our award winners.

Sustainability Award Winner 2019The Butcher & the Chef - Manly based, family run butchers. Over the last year they have made great efforts to run more sustainably by redesigned their whole operation to reduce their waste and using innovative measures to reduce their customers waste too by implementing BYO containers to their store. 

Highly Commended 2019Desert Shadow - North Manly-based local hair product manufacturer. The 1st organic hair colour & treatment range in Australia and also recently developed an innovative palm oil free range. They are a business committed to sustainability and support a number of community groups and sustainability causes and regularly donate their profits too.  


Previous Sustainability Award winners

Sustainability Award Winner 2018Energy Culture - Electricians for a brighter tomorrow. They are a highly innovative small business, which not only run their day to day electrical service but also give back to the community by supporting Bear Cottage, Oz Harvest; and do a lot of advocacy work promoting sustainable alternatives by giving talks on how to be more energy efficient to their customers and local community groups. 

Highly Commended 2018 - Revel Drive, a luxury environmentally sustainable chauffeur service. Revel’s fleet are 100% zero emission, electric Tesla vehicles.

2017 Sustainability Winner - 4Pines 

Highly Commended 2017 - Wild Ginger Holistic Beauty Therapy

2016 Sustainability Award Winner - Ruby Lane     

Highly Commended 2017Aeronaut Automation

2015 Sustainability Award WinnerBlackmores   

Highly Commended 2015Northside Enterprise Bushlink

Sustainability Business Network

Share best practice and discuss ideas by joining Council’s Sustainability Business Network. To register email Kirstie Richardson Bull, Council’s Sustainability Officer  and find out what’s coming up.

Northern Beaches Eco Awards

Ordinary people doing extraordinary things for the conservation of our environment. 

Do you know of someone who deserves acknowledgement for their outstanding environmental and conservation efforts to protect the Northern Beaches unique environment?

2019 will be the 14th year of the annual Northern Beaches Eco Awards (formerly the Manly Environment Centre Eco Awards) and are open to anyone over 18 years of age in the following categories:

  • Bushland
  • Oceans
  • Waterways
  • Biodiversity