On 12 May 2016 the Minister for Local Government, Paul Toole, announced the newly formed “Northern Beaches” Council.
Northern Beaches Council includes the following wards:
- Manly Ward
- Frenchs Forest Ward
- Curl Curl Ward
- Narrabeen Ward
- Pittwater Ward
Stronger more efficient councils will work harder for residents and deliver better services and infrastructure like roads, parks, playgrounds and sporting facilities.
- Each new council will receive up to $15 million to invest in community projects like junior sporting facilities, playgrounds and library or pool upgrades.
- Each new council will receive up to $10 million to streamline administrative processes and cut red tape. (Unspent funds may be redirected to community projects)
- Ratepayers, in new council areas, will have their rates protected against future increases, meaning they will pay no more for their rates than they would have under their old council for 4 years.
Elections for new councils will take place on 9 September 2017. Details of the new council are contained in the proclamation.
Key information about the new council:
Area (sq Km): 254
Number of Wards: 5
Number of councillors per ward: 3
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Managing the implementation
An Administrator and Interim General Manager have been appointed to oversee the implementation of the new council through to the election.
Name: Dick Persson
Interim General Manager
Name: Mark Ferguson
For more information please call 1300 813 020 (This service is available 24/7)
Stronger Communities Fund
With the funding provided by the NSW Government, the Council has funded community projects and major projects. Details of these projects appear below. If there are no major projects listed, this means that the Council has yet to finalise the projects that will be funded.
Projects for Northern Beaches Council
|*Connecting Northern Beaches||Integration of active paths and cycleways that link transport hubs and services and creation of two new all abilities playgrounds and play areas throughout the Northern Beaches*Additional funds will be leveraged to contribute to the total value of $20m||$14,000,000|
|Active Opportunities Inc.||Miniroos Disability Kick-Off Program||$12,800|
|Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect)||Aspect Vern Barnett School Years 5 & 6 excursion||$6,350|
|Barrenjoey High School P&C Association||Barrenjoey Community Performance Space||$25,000|
|Be Centre||Double number of therapy rooms to help twice as many local children||$24,451|
|Fighting Chance Australia||Boosting Fighting Chance's Social Impact on the Northern Beaches||$25,000|
|Fisher Road Public School P&C Association||Sensory Room Project||$32,000|
|Forestville Park Tennis Club||Upgrade tennis court lighting to LED||$8,850|
|Friends of Freshwater Inc.||Freshwater Village Public Art Project||$29,769|
|Lifeline Northern Beaches||Lifeline Northern Beaches website upgrade||$5,300|
|Manly Women's Shelter||MWS Vehicle Project||$29,106|
|Northern Beaches Indoor Sports Centre (NBISC)||NBISC Capital upgrade||$10,000|
|Northern Beaches Interchange Inc.||Beaches After School Club||$49,750|
|NSW State Emergency Service - Warringah Pittwater Unit||Emergency vehicle safety and utility project||$15,620|
|Pittwater Natural Heritage Association||Supporting Bushcare in Mona Vale Basin Reserve||$12,000|
|Relationships Australia NSW||Tackling violence||$10,000|
|Sea Life Conservation Trust Inc. (auspicing Sustainable Organisations of Manly||SO Manly Single-Use-Plastic Reduction Project||$35,100|
|St John Ambulance Australia NSW – Manly Warringah Division||Replace Obsolete Radios||$10,785|
|St Vincent De Paul Society NSW||Youth Reach||$9,000|
|The Burdekin Association||The Burdekin Association Cultural Program||$15,000|
|The Community Pantry||The Community Pantry||$8,000|
|The Humour Foundation||Clown Doctors – holiday program at Bear Cottage||$7,284|
|The Link Community Care Inc.||Mobile Foodcare Project||$39,990|
|The Shepherd Centre – for deaf children||"Clear & Confident Class Mate" – for deaf children on the northern beaches||$49,000|
|Wakehurst Golf Club Ltd. Wakehurst||Resurface 4 plexi-pave courts||$30,360|