Pittwater Waterway Review

We are undertaking a review to improve the management of the Pittwater waterway now and in the future.

We are undertaking a review to improve the management of the Pittwater waterway now and in the future.

  • Update

    2 months ago

    The release of the discussion paper will be early 2017. This will be the next opportunity for you to have your say in the ongoing development of the Pittwater Waterway review.

    The discussion paper will:

    • summarise the feedback we have received
    • further examine the complex and varied challenges facing the waterway
    • propose a vision and key directions for future management of the waterway

    An update to this webpage will be posted once the discussion paper is released.

    The release of the discussion paper will be early 2017. This will be the next opportunity for you to have your say in the ongoing development of the Pittwater Waterway review.

    The discussion paper will:

    • summarise the feedback we have received
    • further examine the complex and varied challenges facing the waterway
    • propose a vision and key directions for future management of the waterway

    An update to this webpage will be posted once the discussion paper is released.

  • Have Your Say

    2 months ago

    The online survey to have your say on the Pittwater Waterway Review closed 30 November 2015.

    For more information:

    • Write to: Waterway Review, Northern Beaches Council, PO Box 882, Mona Vale NSW 1660
    • Phone Council's Strategic Planning team on 9970 1158
    • Email Council

    The online survey to have your say on the Pittwater Waterway Review closed 30 November 2015.

    For more information:

    • Write to: Waterway Review, Northern Beaches Council, PO Box 882, Mona Vale NSW 1660
    • Phone Council's Strategic Planning team on 9970 1158
    • Email Council
  • Background

    2 months ago

    The Pittwater waterway is a natural icon and distinguishing feature of our region’s identity. The waterway is a focus for leisure, tourism and business and an important environmental asset.

    The waterway is under pressure from a range of competing demands. The aim of the review is to ensure its sustainable management, embracing environmental, social, economic and governance considerations.

    The review will consider how to manage competing demands including:

    • Growth in boat ownership and vessel size
    • Demand for moorings, marinas and boat infrastructure (pump out facilities, dingy storage, on-street boat parking)
    • Public access to the foreshore and waterway
    • Protection of flora and fauna
    • Recreation
    • Tourism
    • Economy and employment
    • Water quality
    • Governance and planning controls

    The Pittwater waterway is a natural icon and distinguishing feature of our region’s identity. The waterway is a focus for leisure, tourism and business and an important environmental asset.

    The waterway is under pressure from a range of competing demands. The aim of the review is to ensure its sustainable management, embracing environmental, social, economic and governance considerations.

    The review will consider how to manage competing demands including:

    • Growth in boat ownership and vessel size
    • Demand for moorings, marinas and boat infrastructure (pump out facilities, dingy storage, on-street boat parking)
    • Public access to the foreshore and waterway
    • Protection of flora and fauna
    • Recreation
    • Tourism
    • Economy and employment
    • Water quality
    • Governance and planning controls