Warringah Markets

We are investigating the Community's interest in holding regular markets in Warringah, in particular at The Strand in Dee Why, to help make Warringah a more welcoming, diverse and vibrant place to live. 


We are investigating the Community's interest in holding regular markets in Warringah, in particular at The Strand in Dee Why, to help make Warringah a more welcoming, diverse and vibrant place to live. 


  • Northern Beaches Market Strategy Planned

    9 months ago

    At a meeting on the 16 June it was resolved that the formation of the new Northern Beaches Council provided a good opportunity to explore the optimal locations and frequencies of markets by developing a Market Strategy for the entire new local government area. This project is planned for 2017/18.

    The market strategies for the former council areas including Warringah’s Markets Feasibility Study Report (May 2016) will inform the development of the new strategy.

    View Council Report (Item 7.3)

    At a meeting on the 16 June it was resolved that the formation of the new Northern Beaches Council provided a good opportunity to explore the optimal locations and frequencies of markets by developing a Market Strategy for the entire new local government area. This project is planned for 2017/18.

    The market strategies for the former council areas including Warringah’s Markets Feasibility Study Report (May 2016) will inform the development of the new strategy.

    View Council Report (Item 7.3)

  • Berry Reserve, Narrabeen - Licence for markets on hold

    11 months ago

    The licencing process for markets in Berry Reserve has been placed on hold due to the expected impact of Transport NSW’s plans for the B-Line bus service (Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)) project in Narrabeen to extend the existing car park at Berry Reserve. Investigations will be carried out to try to continue the markets at Berry Reserve. This will include community consultation and consideration to amend the licence area for these markets.

    It is expected that this public notification process will be re-activated in late 2016.

    The licencing process for markets in Berry Reserve has been placed on hold due to the expected impact of Transport NSW’s plans for the B-Line bus service (Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)) project in Narrabeen to extend the existing car park at Berry Reserve. Investigations will be carried out to try to continue the markets at Berry Reserve. This will include community consultation and consideration to amend the licence area for these markets.

    It is expected that this public notification process will be re-activated in late 2016.

  • Berry Reserve, Narrabeen - Proposed licence for operation of markets

    over 1 year ago

    Under Section 47A of the Local Government Act 1993, we are considering granting a licence for up to two years for Berry Reserve in Narrabeen for Sunday Monthly Markets.

    A monthly market has been operating at Berry Reserve since the DA (DA 2005/0004) was approved on 19 July 2005.

    View site plan

    Make a comment:

    • Online Submission
    • Write to General Manager, Warringah Council, Civic Centre, 725 Pittwater Road, Dee Why 2099

    Submissions close 29 January, 2016.

    For more information, please contact Council’s Senior Recreational Service Planner, Christine Deaner on 9942 2543.

    Under Section 47A of the Local Government Act 1993, we are considering granting a licence for up to two years for Berry Reserve in Narrabeen for Sunday Monthly Markets.

    A monthly market has been operating at Berry Reserve since the DA (DA 2005/0004) was approved on 19 July 2005.

    View site plan

    Make a comment:

    • Online Submission
    • Write to General Manager, Warringah Council, Civic Centre, 725 Pittwater Road, Dee Why 2099

    Submissions close 29 January, 2016.

    For more information, please contact Council’s Senior Recreational Service Planner, Christine Deaner on 9942 2543.

  • Market Feasibility Study Planned

    over 1 year ago

    Following the results of the community survey, Council resolved at a meeting on 24 November to conduct a feasibility study on alternative suitable market locations across Warringah.

    The findings will be reported back to Council by June 2016.

    View Council Report (Item 8.1)

    View Council Meeting Minutes (Item 8.1)

    Following the results of the community survey, Council resolved at a meeting on 24 November to conduct a feasibility study on alternative suitable market locations across Warringah.

    The findings will be reported back to Council by June 2016.

    View Council Report (Item 8.1)

    View Council Meeting Minutes (Item 8.1)

  • Survey Results

    over 1 year ago

    Thank you to the 271 community members who completed the survey. The results showed that

    • 76% of the respondents would like to see more markets in Warringah and over 90% had attended a market in Warringah in the past 12 months.
    • 80% of respondents support the idea of regular markets at The Strand, Dee Why

    There was a similar level of support for a range of different types of markets including fresh food produce, clothing, international food, food and wine and lifestyle markets. Christmas markets and trash & treasure were less popular.

    Most popular locations were The Strand, James Meehan Reserve, Brookvale Park and Freshwater Beach Reserve.

    The issues and concerns identified by the community in the survey were primarily focused on parking, traffic, transport, impact on residents, public access, noise and rubbish.

    All issues will be considered in the Development Application process and/ or development of licence for the delivery of the markets.

    For more details:

    View the Council Report - 28 April 2015

    Thank you to the 271 community members who completed the survey. The results showed that

    • 76% of the respondents would like to see more markets in Warringah and over 90% had attended a market in Warringah in the past 12 months.
    • 80% of respondents support the idea of regular markets at The Strand, Dee Why

    There was a similar level of support for a range of different types of markets including fresh food produce, clothing, international food, food and wine and lifestyle markets. Christmas markets and trash & treasure were less popular.

    Most popular locations were The Strand, James Meehan Reserve, Brookvale Park and Freshwater Beach Reserve.

    The issues and concerns identified by the community in the survey were primarily focused on parking, traffic, transport, impact on residents, public access, noise and rubbish.

    All issues will be considered in the Development Application process and/ or development of licence for the delivery of the markets.

    For more details:

    View the Council Report - 28 April 2015

  • How to be Involved

    over 2 years ago

    We are seeking feedback about markets in Warringah and we would like to hear your thoughts.

    You can provide feedback by;
    • Complete the survey
    • Write to Council marked: “Warringah Markets” Warringah Council, 725 Pittwater Road, Dee Why, NSW 2099
    Survey extended to 22 February 2015

    We will also be collecting feedback in person at Council events during Christmas and in the new year, so look out for us and come by and say hello.

    For further information contact Kath McKenzie 9942 2111

    We are seeking feedback about markets in Warringah and we would like to hear your thoughts.

    You can provide feedback by;
    • Complete the survey
    • Write to Council marked: “Warringah Markets” Warringah Council, 725 Pittwater Road, Dee Why, NSW 2099
    Survey extended to 22 February 2015

    We will also be collecting feedback in person at Council events during Christmas and in the new year, so look out for us and come by and say hello.

    For further information contact Kath McKenzie 9942 2111

  • Background

    over 2 years ago

    In October 2014, Councillors raised the feasibility of holding more regular markets in Warringah, particularly during summer months. This is in response to the growing interest of residents and businesses in markets, and to increase the activity and vibrancy of community hubs, such as The Strand, Dee Why.

    Read Mayoral Minute No 16/2014

    In response, we are investigating the options for different types of markets and different locations, and we are seeking feedback from residents, local business and market organisers as to what types of markets are wanted. 

    In October 2014, Councillors raised the feasibility of holding more regular markets in Warringah, particularly during summer months. This is in response to the growing interest of residents and businesses in markets, and to increase the activity and vibrancy of community hubs, such as The Strand, Dee Why.

    Read Mayoral Minute No 16/2014

    In response, we are investigating the options for different types of markets and different locations, and we are seeking feedback from residents, local business and market organisers as to what types of markets are wanted.