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.

  • Community Information Sessions

    about 1 month ago

    We want to ensure you have the opportunity to talk to us about the Discussion Paper. Staff will be available at the following times and locations to hear your thoughts and answer questions.

    We are hosting two drop in sessions at Mona Vale Memorial Hall

    • Saturday 29th April - 12noon -3pm
    • Tuesday 2nd May - 5pm -8pm
    Bookings preferred for these sessions but not essential. Bookings can be made by calling 9970 1319

    We are also planning 3 community pop-up stalls at local markets. Drop in and see us at

    • Forest Market - Parkway Hotel, Frenchs Forest – Sunday 30th April - 9am -1pm
    • Warriewood Market - Rat Park, Warriewood – Friday 5th May – 8am -1pm
    • Avalon – outside Woolworths 74 Old Barenjoey Road – Saturday 6th May – 12:30pm -3pm

    We want to ensure you have the opportunity to talk to us about the Discussion Paper. Staff will be available at the following times and locations to hear your thoughts and answer questions.

    We are hosting two drop in sessions at Mona Vale Memorial Hall

    • Saturday 29th April - 12noon -3pm
    • Tuesday 2nd May - 5pm -8pm
    Bookings preferred for these sessions but not essential. Bookings can be made by calling 9970 1319

    We are also planning 3 community pop-up stalls at local markets. Drop in and see us at

    • Forest Market - Parkway Hotel, Frenchs Forest – Sunday 30th April - 9am -1pm
    • Warriewood Market - Rat Park, Warriewood – Friday 5th May – 8am -1pm
    • Avalon – outside Woolworths 74 Old Barenjoey Road – Saturday 6th May – 12:30pm -3pm
  • Discussion Paper on Exhibition

    about 1 month ago

    Following the Council meeting on Tuesday 28th March we are seeking comment on the Pittwater Waterway Review Discussion Paper.

    View the:

    The Discussion Paper seeks to inform and engage the community on the wide range of issues and challenges the waterway faces now and into the future.

    Hard copies of the relevant documents can also be viewed at Council’s customer service centres during business hours.

    How to be involved
    • Online Comments
    • In writing addressed to the General Manager, ‘Pittwater Waterway Review’ Northern Beaches Council, PO Box 882, Mona Vale NSW 1660.

    Enquiries: Strategic Planning Team (Mona Vale) on 9970 1111
    Comments close: 14 May 2017.

    Following the Council meeting on Tuesday 28th March we are seeking comment on the Pittwater Waterway Review Discussion Paper.

    View the:

    The Discussion Paper seeks to inform and engage the community on the wide range of issues and challenges the waterway faces now and into the future.

    Hard copies of the relevant documents can also be viewed at Council’s customer service centres during business hours.

    How to be involved
    • Online Comments
    • In writing addressed to the General Manager, ‘Pittwater Waterway Review’ Northern Beaches Council, PO Box 882, Mona Vale NSW 1660.

    Enquiries: Strategic Planning Team (Mona Vale) on 9970 1111
    Comments close: 14 May 2017.
  • Update

    4 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

    4 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

    4 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