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.

  • Final Walkway Design - Surf Reserve, North Curl Curl

    7 days ago

    Thank you to everyone who commented on the proposed walkway design for Surf Reserve, nth Curl Curl.

    What the community said

    The feedback received during the consultation period identified strong community support to;

    • maintain the open green space at the southern end of the reserve
    • not to proceed with planting of additional native shrubs
    • use natural colored concrete on any paths to blend in with the natural environment.
    An alternate route

    The consultation also identified a suggested alternate route, formalising the existing path located along the lagoon.


    This option was thoroughly considered, however as this location is prone to flooding, it can not accommodate an all-weather continuous path. We will however include an additional section of path, connecting from the main path, to the lagoon walkway.

    This will be marked on wayfinding signage as an alternate route if conditions are suitable.


    The Final Design

    As a result of the overall consultation and the review of the suggested alternate route, the new design will now feature;

    • 2.5m shared path from Griffin Road to Surf Road
    • Installation of sandstone bollards at col de sac
    • 1.5m concrete path from Surf Road, hugging the vegetation connecting to Huston Pde
    • Small section of path connecting from the new walkway to the alternate lagoon path

    The new concrete path will be sandstone colored to improve the aesthetics of the new walkway.

    Upcoming works

    The upcoming works are scheduled to commence late November 2017 - early December 2017 with completion expected before Christmas.

    Council and the contractor will be working together to minimise disruptions during the works.

    If you have any questions about these works, please contact Gynt Drinan on 9942 2812.

    Thank you to everyone who commented on the proposed walkway design for Surf Reserve, nth Curl Curl.

    What the community said

    The feedback received during the consultation period identified strong community support to;

    • maintain the open green space at the southern end of the reserve
    • not to proceed with planting of additional native shrubs
    • use natural colored concrete on any paths to blend in with the natural environment.
    An alternate route

    The consultation also identified a suggested alternate route, formalising the existing path located along the lagoon.


    This option was thoroughly considered, however as this location is prone to flooding, it can not accommodate an all-weather continuous path. We will however include an additional section of path, connecting from the main path, to the lagoon walkway.

    This will be marked on wayfinding signage as an alternate route if conditions are suitable.


    The Final Design

    As a result of the overall consultation and the review of the suggested alternate route, the new design will now feature;

    • 2.5m shared path from Griffin Road to Surf Road
    • Installation of sandstone bollards at col de sac
    • 1.5m concrete path from Surf Road, hugging the vegetation connecting to Huston Pde
    • Small section of path connecting from the new walkway to the alternate lagoon path

    The new concrete path will be sandstone colored to improve the aesthetics of the new walkway.

    Upcoming works

    The upcoming works are scheduled to commence late November 2017 - early December 2017 with completion expected before Christmas.

    Council and the contractor will be working together to minimise disruptions during the works.

    If you have any questions about these works, please contact Gynt Drinan on 9942 2812.
  • New Interactive Map - Connecting Northern Beaches

    about 2 months ago
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    You can now view all current projects in one location using our interactive Connecting Northern Beaches map.

    Check out the map

    This fantastic and innovative tool allows us to present all information about this project in one easy-to-use map.


    FAQS

    I can see a walkway proposed down my street but why can't I see any project information about this?

    This is because we are still working towards developing detailed preliminary design plans.

    Once we have finalised these plans, we will add them to the map for you to learn more and where possible, have your say.

    How will I know when the map has been updated with new information?

    To ensure you don't miss anything, you can;

    • Register for updates
    • Regularly check the map
    • Regularly check this project page
    How will I find out about projects happening near me?

    When we commence a new project, if you are in the immediate vicinity you will receive a letter in the mail. If we are seeking comment on a particular project, we will also place an add in the Manly Daily and will run information drop in sessions.

    You can now view all current projects in one location using our interactive Connecting Northern Beaches map.

    Check out the map

    This fantastic and innovative tool allows us to present all information about this project in one easy-to-use map.


    FAQS

    I can see a walkway proposed down my street but why can't I see any project information about this?

    This is because we are still working towards developing detailed preliminary design plans.

    Once we have finalised these plans, we will add them to the map for you to learn more and where possible, have your say.

    How will I know when the map has been updated with new information?

    To ensure you don't miss anything, you can;

    • Register for updates
    • Regularly check the map
    • Regularly check this project page
    How will I find out about projects happening near me?

    When we commence a new project, if you are in the immediate vicinity you will receive a letter in the mail. If we are seeking comment on a particular project, we will also place an add in the Manly Daily and will run information drop in sessions.
  • Cycle Way Update

    about 2 months ago
    Bike

    Pittwater Rd, North Manly between Kentwell Rd and Oliver St

    • Construction 100% complete
    • Signage 100% Complete
    • Line marking 90% complete

    Condamine St / Kenneth Rd, Manly Vale from Gordon St to Quirke Rd.

    • Construction 100% complete
    • Signage 100% Complete
    • Line marking 90% complete

    Fisher Rd / Fisher Rd North Cromer from Holborn Ave to Carawa Rd.

    • Construction 95% complete
    • Signage 100% Complete

    Miles St / Ada Ave / Wattle Rd / Grosvenor Pl / William St, Brookvale.

    • Construction 100% complete
    • Signage 100% Complete
    • Line marking 100% complete

    Pittwater Rd, Collaroy Feilding St to Jenkins St

    • Construction 100% complete
    • Signage 100% Complete
    • Line marking 0% complete

    Pittwater Rd, Collaroy Ocean Gr to Beach Reserve adjacent to No 1109 Pittwater Rd

    • Construction 100% complete
    • Signage 0% Complete
    • Line marking 0% complete

    Pittwater Rd, Collaroy /Narrabeen Wetherill St to Lakeside Rd

    • Construction 100% complete
    • Signage 100% Complete
    • Line marking 0% complete

    Pittwater Rd, Narrabeen Robertson St to Berry Reserve

    • Construction 50% complete
    • Signage 100% Complete
    • Line marking 0% complete

    Pittwater Rd, Mona Vale from Elimatta St to Vineyard St

    • Construction 70% complete
    • Signage 100% Complete
    • Line marking 0% complete

    Robert Dunn Reserve

    • Construction 100% complete
    • Line marking 0% complete

    Dareen St / Oxford Falls Rd to Tristram Rd Beacon Hill

    • Construction 50% complete
    • Line marking 0% complete

    On Road Cycle Routes

    Wyadra Ave / Thomas St / Corrie Rd, North Manly / Freshwater.

    • Line marking 0% complete (expected completion dates?)

    Palm Beach Wharf to Bangally Way Avalon

    • Line marking 100% complete

    Pittwater Rd, North Manly between Kentwell Rd and Oliver St

    • Construction 100% complete
    • Signage 100% Complete
    • Line marking 90% complete

    Condamine St / Kenneth Rd, Manly Vale from Gordon St to Quirke Rd.

    • Construction 100% complete
    • Signage 100% Complete
    • Line marking 90% complete

    Fisher Rd / Fisher Rd North Cromer from Holborn Ave to Carawa Rd.

    • Construction 95% complete
    • Signage 100% Complete

    Miles St / Ada Ave / Wattle Rd / Grosvenor Pl / William St, Brookvale.

    • Construction 100% complete
    • Signage 100% Complete
    • Line marking 100% complete

    Pittwater Rd, Collaroy Feilding St to Jenkins St

    • Construction 100% complete
    • Signage 100% Complete
    • Line marking 0% complete

    Pittwater Rd, Collaroy Ocean Gr to Beach Reserve adjacent to No 1109 Pittwater Rd

    • Construction 100% complete
    • Signage 0% Complete
    • Line marking 0% complete

    Pittwater Rd, Collaroy /Narrabeen Wetherill St to Lakeside Rd

    • Construction 100% complete
    • Signage 100% Complete
    • Line marking 0% complete

    Pittwater Rd, Narrabeen Robertson St to Berry Reserve

    • Construction 50% complete
    • Signage 100% Complete
    • Line marking 0% complete

    Pittwater Rd, Mona Vale from Elimatta St to Vineyard St

    • Construction 70% complete
    • Signage 100% Complete
    • Line marking 0% complete

    Robert Dunn Reserve

    • Construction 100% complete
    • Line marking 0% complete

    Dareen St / Oxford Falls Rd to Tristram Rd Beacon Hill

    • Construction 50% complete
    • Line marking 0% complete

    On Road Cycle Routes

    Wyadra Ave / Thomas St / Corrie Rd, North Manly / Freshwater.

    • Line marking 0% complete (expected completion dates?)

    Palm Beach Wharf to Bangally Way Avalon

    • Line marking 100% complete
  • Connecting Northern Beaches - Public Art Trail

    2 months ago
    Oceanides

    We are commissioning and acquiring public art works for the Connecting Northern Beaches Coastal Walkway between Manly and Palm Beach.

    You can get involved by participating on the Public Art Trail Advisory Group or making a comment on the project webpage.

    Expressions of Interest for the Advisory Group and online comments close on Sunday 8 October 2017

    We are commissioning and acquiring public art works for the Connecting Northern Beaches Coastal Walkway between Manly and Palm Beach.

    You can get involved by participating on the Public Art Trail Advisory Group or making a comment on the project webpage.

    Expressions of Interest for the Advisory Group and online comments close on Sunday 8 October 2017

  • Active Play Projects approved

    4 months ago
    Play

    At a meeting on 25 July 2017, Council resolved to approve the following 16 projects and associated estimated funding to be delivered under the Active Play Program over the next 3 years:






    Sporting stream (allocation of up to $2 million)
    • Tennis Courts, lighting upgrade – Careel Bay Tennis Courts, Hitchcock Park, Avalon – estimated cost $25,000
    • Convert greens to two futsal courts with lighting Manly Vale Calabria Bowling Club – Manly Vale – estimated cost $140,000
    • Convert two tennis courts to two futsal Courts – Wakehurst Tennis Centre, Seaforth – estimated cost $70,000
    • Upgrade to clubhouse and community centre – Lionel Watts Reserve, Frenchs Forest – estimated cost $500,000
    • Sportsfield lighting upgrade to LED – Forestville Park, Forestville – estimated cost $145,000
    • New Pump Track (BMX) – JJ Melbourne Hills Reserve, Terrey Hills – estimated cost $150,000
    • New sportsfield lighting and drainage– Passmore Reserve, Manly Vale – estimated cost $300,000
    • New sportsfield lighting – Frank Gray & Mike Pawley Reserves (John Fisher Park) Curl Curl – estimated cost $440,000
    • Sportsfield lighting upgrade – LM Graham Reserve, Fairlight – estimated cost $90,000
    • New sports field and lighting – Nth Narrabeen Reserve, Nth Narrabeen – estimated cost $140,000
    Surf Club stream (allocation of up to $2 million)
    • South Narrabeen SLSC - Installation of a lift – estimated cost $203,500
    • North Steyne SLSC - access ramp and accessibility upgrades including addition of accessible public toilets, improvements to internal and external stairs, and improvements to male and female toilets; – estimated cost $200,000
    • Warriewood SLSC - Accessibility upgrade to club entry and installation of lift estimated cost $337,500
    • Queenscliff SLSC – Installation of lift – estimated cost $150,000
    • Mona Vale SLSC – accessibility components in new building – estimated cost $554,500
    • Long Reef SLSC – accessibility components in new building – estimated cost $554,500
    Council also resolved to authorise the Chief Executive Officer to amend allocated funding estimates if required in line with the final assessed project costs.

    View Council Minutes (Item 8.2)

    At a meeting on 25 July 2017, Council resolved to approve the following 16 projects and associated estimated funding to be delivered under the Active Play Program over the next 3 years:






    Sporting stream (allocation of up to $2 million)
    • Tennis Courts, lighting upgrade – Careel Bay Tennis Courts, Hitchcock Park, Avalon – estimated cost $25,000
    • Convert greens to two futsal courts with lighting Manly Vale Calabria Bowling Club – Manly Vale – estimated cost $140,000
    • Convert two tennis courts to two futsal Courts – Wakehurst Tennis Centre, Seaforth – estimated cost $70,000
    • Upgrade to clubhouse and community centre – Lionel Watts Reserve, Frenchs Forest – estimated cost $500,000
    • Sportsfield lighting upgrade to LED – Forestville Park, Forestville – estimated cost $145,000
    • New Pump Track (BMX) – JJ Melbourne Hills Reserve, Terrey Hills – estimated cost $150,000
    • New sportsfield lighting and drainage– Passmore Reserve, Manly Vale – estimated cost $300,000
    • New sportsfield lighting – Frank Gray & Mike Pawley Reserves (John Fisher Park) Curl Curl – estimated cost $440,000
    • Sportsfield lighting upgrade – LM Graham Reserve, Fairlight – estimated cost $90,000
    • New sports field and lighting – Nth Narrabeen Reserve, Nth Narrabeen – estimated cost $140,000
    Surf Club stream (allocation of up to $2 million)
    • South Narrabeen SLSC - Installation of a lift – estimated cost $203,500
    • North Steyne SLSC - access ramp and accessibility upgrades including addition of accessible public toilets, improvements to internal and external stairs, and improvements to male and female toilets; – estimated cost $200,000
    • Warriewood SLSC - Accessibility upgrade to club entry and installation of lift estimated cost $337,500
    • Queenscliff SLSC – Installation of lift – estimated cost $150,000
    • Mona Vale SLSC – accessibility components in new building – estimated cost $554,500
    • Long Reef SLSC – accessibility components in new building – estimated cost $554,500
    Council also resolved to authorise the Chief Executive Officer to amend allocated funding estimates if required in line with the final assessed project costs.

    View Council Minutes (Item 8.2)

  • Active Play Program

    4 months ago
    Access

    Council has committed to invest $2 million into sporting facilities to improve and increase the capacity of our existing facilities so more people can play more often and $2 million for Surf Life Saving Clubs for priority upgrades to improve accessibility and inclusiveness and support the role of our surf lifesavers.

    The funding will be rolled out over three years with $2 million in 2017/18, and $1 million each in the two subsequent years and will be sourced equally from the Stronger Communities Fund and Merger Savings Fund.

    Council invited sporting clubs, associations and Manly, Warringah and Pittwater Sporting Union (Sporting Union) as well as each Surf Life Saving Club on the Northern Beaches to submit project proposals to be incorporated into the capital works schedule under the Active Play Program.

    Ten projects have been prioritised under the sporting stream as best meeting the priorities of the Active Play Program and are also supported under the draft Sportsground Strategy. Six Surf Clubs will undergo upgrades that will improve accessibility and inclusiveness.

    Council has committed to invest $2 million into sporting facilities to improve and increase the capacity of our existing facilities so more people can play more often and $2 million for Surf Life Saving Clubs for priority upgrades to improve accessibility and inclusiveness and support the role of our surf lifesavers.

    The funding will be rolled out over three years with $2 million in 2017/18, and $1 million each in the two subsequent years and will be sourced equally from the Stronger Communities Fund and Merger Savings Fund.

    Council invited sporting clubs, associations and Manly, Warringah and Pittwater Sporting Union (Sporting Union) as well as each Surf Life Saving Club on the Northern Beaches to submit project proposals to be incorporated into the capital works schedule under the Active Play Program.

    Ten projects have been prioritised under the sporting stream as best meeting the priorities of the Active Play Program and are also supported under the draft Sportsground Strategy. Six Surf Clubs will undergo upgrades that will improve accessibility and inclusiveness.
  • Connecting All Through Play

    4 months 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

    4 months ago
    Walk

    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

    Comments closed Sunday 20 August 2017

    If you have any questions please contact 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 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

    Comments closed Sunday 20 August 2017

    If you have any questions please contact Jennifer Moody, Community Liaison on 9942 2755
  • 'The Glen' Surf Reserve, North Curl Curl - Proposed New Walkway

    5 months ago
    Nth curl curl

    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?
    • Attend a drop-in session
    • Make a comment online
    Comments closed Sunday July 30 2017

    If you have any questions contact 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?
    • Attend a drop-in session
    • Make a comment online
    Comments closed Sunday July 30 2017

    If you have any questions contact Jennifer Moody, Community Liaison on 9942 2755

  • B-Line Bus Network - Northern Beaches

    5 months ago
    Bline

    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.