Connecting Northern Beaches

Northern Beaches Council is delivering this once in a lifetime project as part of a $32.6 million infrastructure investment partnership with the NSW Government.

Connecting Northern Beaches will deliver two major programs. The first is a $22.3 million program focused on integrating active walking paths and cycleways that link to B-Line transport hubs and services.

The second is a $10.3 million inclusive and active play program featuring the creation of two new major all-abilities playgrounds, upgrades to play areas across the Northern Beaches to make them more inclusive, and $4 million for sporting facilities and Surf Lifesaving Clubs to promote the Northern Beaches as an active, social and inclusive community.

Northern Beaches Council is delivering this once in a lifetime project as part of a $32.6 million infrastructure investment partnership with the NSW Government.

Connecting Northern Beaches will deliver two major programs. The first is a $22.3 million program focused on integrating active walking paths and cycleways that link to B-Line transport hubs and services.

The second is a $10.3 million inclusive and active play program featuring the creation of two new major all-abilities playgrounds, upgrades to play areas across the Northern Beaches to make them more inclusive, and $4 million for sporting facilities and Surf Lifesaving Clubs to promote the Northern Beaches as an active, social and inclusive community.

  • Connecting All Through Play

    6 days ago

    Connecting All Through Play is part of the overall Connected Communities Program.The Northern Beaches currently has three all-abilities playgrounds located at Collaroy, Manly and Newport.

    The Connecting All Through Play Program will deliver a regional network of inclusive accessible playgrounds by;
    1. Creating two major new inclusive playgrounds at Manly Dam and Lionel Watts Reserve
    2. Auditing 40 playgrounds to ensure we create fun, safe and accessible playgrounds for everyone
    3. Piloting an innovative local neighbourhood inclusive playground program to bring communities together.
    These works will be designed to not only create exciting and vibrant play spaces but to connect the community, in particular, children of all abilities to natural areas.

    The greater accessibility of these major play spaces will enable people of all-abilities to participate in play and reap the benefits of increased physical activity, social interaction and mental stimulation.

    View the project pages
    Council is committed to encouraging the well-being of all the community.
    The program will;
    1. Invest $2 million in sporting facilities to improve and increase capacity of our existing facilities
    2. Invest $2 million in Surf Life Saving Clubs for priority upgrades to improve accessibility, inclusivity and the critical role of surf lifesavers in our community

    Connecting All Through Play is part of the overall Connected Communities Program.The Northern Beaches currently has three all-abilities playgrounds located at Collaroy, Manly and Newport.

    The Connecting All Through Play Program will deliver a regional network of inclusive accessible playgrounds by;
    1. Creating two major new inclusive playgrounds at Manly Dam and Lionel Watts Reserve
    2. Auditing 40 playgrounds to ensure we create fun, safe and accessible playgrounds for everyone
    3. Piloting an innovative local neighbourhood inclusive playground program to bring communities together.
    These works will be designed to not only create exciting and vibrant play spaces but to connect the community, in particular, children of all abilities to natural areas.

    The greater accessibility of these major play spaces will enable people of all-abilities to participate in play and reap the benefits of increased physical activity, social interaction and mental stimulation.

    View the project pages
    Council is committed to encouraging the well-being of all the community.
    The program will;
    1. Invest $2 million in sporting facilities to improve and increase capacity of our existing facilities
    2. Invest $2 million in Surf Life Saving Clubs for priority upgrades to improve accessibility, inclusivity and the critical role of surf lifesavers in our community
  • Turimetta Head, Warriewood - Proposed new walkway

    13 days ago

    As part our ‘Connected Communities’ Program, we are connecting the Northern Beaches through the development of an iconic coastal walkway.

    We are currently seeking feedback on the preliminary design plans for a new footpath at Turimetta Head located at Warriewood.

    View the design plans

    This new walkway is proposed to go through the public reserve formalising the existing informal path in this location.This provides a coastal scenic route connecting to the existing footpaths at North Narrabeen Headland and Narrabeen Park Pde, providing a continuous path for the new Northern Beaches Coastal Walkway.

    The proposed new path includes
    • New 1.5m wide coloured concrete path to the North & South of the new walkway as shown on the map
    • New 1.5m wide crushed sandstone path in the middle section of the new walk
    • Directional signage
    • Installation of new steps as shown on the map provided
    Drop In Sessions
    Come along to one of our onsite drop in sessions at Turimetta Head (Cnr Narrabeen Park Pde and Peal Place).
    • Wednesday 26 July 10am - 12pm
    • Saturday 29 July 10am-12pm
    How can I have my say?
    • Attend a drop-in session onsite at Turimetta Head (Cnr Narrabeen Park Pde and Peal Place
    • Make a comment online

    For more information and to view the plans, visit www.northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au

    If you have any questions please contact Ben Black, Program Manager on 9942 2812 or Jennifer Moody, Community liaison on 9942 2755

    Comments close Sunday 20 August 2017

    As part our ‘Connected Communities’ Program, we are connecting the Northern Beaches through the development of an iconic coastal walkway.

    We are currently seeking feedback on the preliminary design plans for a new footpath at Turimetta Head located at Warriewood.

    View the design plans

    This new walkway is proposed to go through the public reserve formalising the existing informal path in this location.This provides a coastal scenic route connecting to the existing footpaths at North Narrabeen Headland and Narrabeen Park Pde, providing a continuous path for the new Northern Beaches Coastal Walkway.

    The proposed new path includes
    • New 1.5m wide coloured concrete path to the North & South of the new walkway as shown on the map
    • New 1.5m wide crushed sandstone path in the middle section of the new walk
    • Directional signage
    • Installation of new steps as shown on the map provided
    Drop In Sessions
    Come along to one of our onsite drop in sessions at Turimetta Head (Cnr Narrabeen Park Pde and Peal Place).
    • Wednesday 26 July 10am - 12pm
    • Saturday 29 July 10am-12pm
    How can I have my say?
    • Attend a drop-in session onsite at Turimetta Head (Cnr Narrabeen Park Pde and Peal Place
    • Make a comment online

    For more information and to view the plans, visit www.northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au

    If you have any questions please contact Ben Black, Program Manager on 9942 2812 or Jennifer Moody, Community liaison on 9942 2755

    Comments close Sunday 20 August 2017

  • 'The Glen' Surf Reserve, North Curl Curl - Proposed New Walkway

    27 days ago

    As part our ‘Connected Communities’ Program, we are connecting the Northern Beaches through the development of an iconic coastal walkway.

    We are currently seeking feedback on the preliminary design plans for a new footpath at ‘The Glen’ Surf Reserve located on Surf Road, North Curl Curl.


    This new walkway will connect to the existing footpaths on Griffin Rd and Huston Pde, providing a continuous path for the new Northern Beaches Coastal Walkway.

    The proposed new path includes
    • New 1.5m wide sandstone coloured concrete path
    • Planting of additional native shrubs
    • Part removal of copper log fence
    • Installation of sandstone bollards
    Drop-in Sessions
    Come along to one of our on site information drop in sessions at 'The Glen' Reserve, North Curl Curl to learn more about the proposed design and have your say.
    • Sunday 23 July 2017 10am – 12pm
    • Tuesday 25 July 10am – 12pm
    How can I have my say?
    Comments close Sunday July 30 2017

    If you have any questions contact Ben Black, Program Manager on 9942 2812 or Jennifer Moody, Community liaison on 9942 2755

    As part our ‘Connected Communities’ Program, we are connecting the Northern Beaches through the development of an iconic coastal walkway.

    We are currently seeking feedback on the preliminary design plans for a new footpath at ‘The Glen’ Surf Reserve located on Surf Road, North Curl Curl.


    This new walkway will connect to the existing footpaths on Griffin Rd and Huston Pde, providing a continuous path for the new Northern Beaches Coastal Walkway.

    The proposed new path includes
    • New 1.5m wide sandstone coloured concrete path
    • Planting of additional native shrubs
    • Part removal of copper log fence
    • Installation of sandstone bollards
    Drop-in Sessions
    Come along to one of our on site information drop in sessions at 'The Glen' Reserve, North Curl Curl to learn more about the proposed design and have your say.
    • Sunday 23 July 2017 10am – 12pm
    • Tuesday 25 July 10am – 12pm
    How can I have my say?
    Comments close Sunday July 30 2017

    If you have any questions contact Ben Black, Program Manager on 9942 2812 or Jennifer Moody, Community liaison on 9942 2755

  • B-Line Bus Network - Northern Beaches

    22 days ago

    The NSW Government is taking action to deliver transport improvements for the Northern Beaches, including an integrated program of service and infrastructure improvements to deliver a new B-Line bus service.

    The B-Line service is scheduled to start operating in late 2017.

    The B-Line will provide more frequent and reliable bus services for customers travelling between Newport and the Sydney CBD.


    For the latest information about the B-Line in your area, visit TfNSW 'Get involved' page.

    The NSW Government is taking action to deliver transport improvements for the Northern Beaches, including an integrated program of service and infrastructure improvements to deliver a new B-Line bus service.

    The B-Line service is scheduled to start operating in late 2017.

    The B-Line will provide more frequent and reliable bus services for customers travelling between Newport and the Sydney CBD.


    For the latest information about the B-Line in your area, visit TfNSW 'Get involved' page.
  • Northern Beaches Cycleways

    about 2 months ago

    As part of connecting the Northern Beaches, we are building 36 km's of new cycle ways and shared paths connecting north-south and east-west.

    This includes;

    • 14 km of new off-road shared paths
    • 22 km designated as on-road routes, connecting to the existing network
    • New shared path around Bilgola Bends
    • New shared path from Collaroy to Narrabeen
    • Designated route from Dee Why to Northern Beaches Hospital
    Register your details to receive ongoing project updates

    As part of connecting the Northern Beaches, we are building 36 km's of new cycle ways and shared paths connecting north-south and east-west.

    This includes;

    • 14 km of new off-road shared paths
    • 22 km designated as on-road routes, connecting to the existing network
    • New shared path around Bilgola Bends
    • New shared path from Collaroy to Narrabeen
    • Designated route from Dee Why to Northern Beaches Hospital
    Register your details to receive ongoing project updates
  • Northern Beaches Coastal Walkway

    about 2 months ago

    As part of this funding, we are connecting the Northern Beaches via a 36 km continuous Coastal Walkway from Manly to Palm Beach.

    This will include;

    • 8 Km of new footpaths, boardwalks and stairs.
    • New footpaths and tracks, including the Palm Beach Walkway from Palm Beach Ferry to Beach Road.\
    • New shared pathway behind Mona Vale golf course
    • Dee Why headland to North Curl Curl improvements
    • Palm Beach Walkway - Barrenjoey Road
    • Bilgola Bends Shared Path
    • Narrabeen Lagoon Pedestrian and Cycle Bridge (Pittwater Road)
    • Collaroy-Narrabeen Off Road Shared Path

    How can I be involved?

    We will be seeking comment on a number of proposed routes along the new
    Northern Beaches Coastal Walkway.

    Register your details to receive project updates.

    As part of this funding, we are connecting the Northern Beaches via a 36 km continuous Coastal Walkway from Manly to Palm Beach.

    This will include;

    • 8 Km of new footpaths, boardwalks and stairs.
    • New footpaths and tracks, including the Palm Beach Walkway from Palm Beach Ferry to Beach Road.\
    • New shared pathway behind Mona Vale golf course
    • Dee Why headland to North Curl Curl improvements
    • Palm Beach Walkway - Barrenjoey Road
    • Bilgola Bends Shared Path
    • Narrabeen Lagoon Pedestrian and Cycle Bridge (Pittwater Road)
    • Collaroy-Narrabeen Off Road Shared Path

    How can I be involved?

    We will be seeking comment on a number of proposed routes along the new
    Northern Beaches Coastal Walkway.

    Register your details to receive project updates.

  • Background

    about 2 months ago

    In December 2016, Council adopted a $32.6 million program that will connect the Northern Beaches.

    Council Report
    Council Meeting Minutes

    The newly amalgamated Council will deliver this once in a lifetime project as part of a $32.6 million infrastructure investment partnership with the NSW Government.

    Connecting Northern Beaches will deliver two major programs. The first is a $22.3 million program focused on integrating active walking paths and cycleways that link to B-Line transport hubs and services.

    View B-Line Site

    The second is a $10.3 million inclusive and active play program featuring the creation of two new major all-abilities playgrounds, upgrades to play areas across the Northern Beaches to make them more inclusive, and $4 million for sporting facilities and Surf Lifesaving Clubs to promote the Northern Beaches as an active, social and inclusive community.

    For more information about this project contact:

    Ben Black, Program Manager 9942 2812 or;

    Jen Moody, Community Liaison 9942 2755

    In December 2016, Council adopted a $32.6 million program that will connect the Northern Beaches.

    Council Report
    Council Meeting Minutes

    The newly amalgamated Council will deliver this once in a lifetime project as part of a $32.6 million infrastructure investment partnership with the NSW Government.

    Connecting Northern Beaches will deliver two major programs. The first is a $22.3 million program focused on integrating active walking paths and cycleways that link to B-Line transport hubs and services.

    View B-Line Site

    The second is a $10.3 million inclusive and active play program featuring the creation of two new major all-abilities playgrounds, upgrades to play areas across the Northern Beaches to make them more inclusive, and $4 million for sporting facilities and Surf Lifesaving Clubs to promote the Northern Beaches as an active, social and inclusive community.

    For more information about this project contact:

    Ben Black, Program Manager 9942 2812 or;

    Jen Moody, Community Liaison 9942 2755