A place plan is a tactical and action-oriented strategy focused on the community’s connection to the place. Council works together with local community to establish a vision and pathway for the local area, that is aligned with the current and future needs of the community.

A ‘place plan’ establishes a vision for the area and helps changes over time, that are aligned with the needs and aspirations of the community. Our place planning approach is called ‘My Place’.

Place Plans are required to consider the broader strategic planning framework, which include state government plans such as the Greater Sydney Region Plan and local plans such as the Northern Beaches Local Strategic Planning Statement, Northern Beaches Local Housing Strategy, Move Transport strategy and other relevant strategies and plans.

A place plan aims to:

  • create places designed for people
  • attract the right uses to the right places
  • provide a focal point for employment and deliver high quality urban design outcomes
  • improve connectivity in and around the centre, especially for pedestrians
  • recognise the importance of streets as community spaces and destinations

Ultimately My Place will help make our towns and villages great places – enjoyable, vibrant, safe, inclusive, and sustainable - both now and in the future.

Place Plans we are currently working on

My Place: Manly

Manly is more than a strategic centre - it is the chief gateway to the Northern Beaches and a key tourist destination. As Sydney’s premier seaside town centre, it showcases a signature blend of vibrant day and night activities, friendly community spaces, distinctive character and bespoke creative energy. The plan, when adopted, seeks to enhance a safe, liveable mixed-use centre with place-making principles and public domain concept designs to meet the current and future needs of residents, workers, and visitors.

 For updates on this project visit My Place: Manly

My Place: Mona Vale

Mona Vale is the strategic centre and bustling urban heart of the north. The draft Place Plan will set a vision and path forward for the area which reflects community values and aspirations. It will identify opportunities for improvement in and around Mona Vale town centre over the next 10 years delivering on a range of housing and employment priorities outlined in Northern Beaches Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS) and the Northern Beaches Housing Strategy. 

For updates on this project visit My Place:Mona Vale

Adopted Place Plans

My Place: Avalon

Avalon Beach Place Plan was adopted as amended by Council at the meeting on 26 July 2022.  The plan was prepared to identify public domain improvements and programs that will contribute to a shared place vision for Avalon Beach.  (Opens in a new window)(Opens in a new window)(Opens in a new window)

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