Community Strategic Plan SHAPE 2028

We are seeking your help in developing a new Community Strategic Plan that reflects a shared vision for the future of the Northern Beaches.

The vision will be developed with the community and key stakeholders during 2016 and 2017, and will guide the priorities and direction for the area over the next ten years.

The new Council to be elected in September 2017 will build on this engagement with a plan to resource the delivery and operational aspects by 1 July 2018.


We are seeking your help in developing a new Community Strategic Plan that reflects a shared vision for the future of the Northern Beaches.

The vision will be developed with the community and key stakeholders during 2016 and 2017, and will guide the priorities and direction for the area over the next ten years.

The new Council to be elected in September 2017 will build on this engagement with a plan to resource the delivery and operational aspects by 1 July 2018.


  • Stage 3 - Community Workshops

    29 days ago

    Join us for a light meal to help us set priorities for the next three years.

    The Community Strategic Plan (CSP) is open for public exhibition before it is adopted by the new Council. A series of workshops are planned to help validate the CSP and start thinking about priorities for what Council can focus on over the next three years in the Delivery Program 2018-2021.

    There will also be an opportunity to meet some of the newly elected Councillors who will be listening carefully to what is important to you.

    Youth Workshop
    Workshop for 14-24 year olds with the chance to win one of 5 $50 Westfield vouchers and free pizza for all who attend!
    • Thursday 12 October, 5 – 6:30pm, Westfield Community Rooms (above Warringah Mall Library)
    If you need help getting to/from the venue let us know on the registration form and we will contact you to discuss options.

    Business Event
    This informal business networking event will have booths set up to discuss priorities across a selection of Council services relevant for businesses. The Delivery Program is your contract with Council – its what Council will deliver over the next three years to support your business so be sure to tell us your priorities.
    • Monday 23 October, 5:30 – 7pm, Creative Space Curl Curl

    Community Workshops
    Join us for a light meal to discuss your priorities for Council services over the next three years at one of our independently facilitated workshops.
    • Dee Why - Saturday 28 October, 2-4:30pm, Civic Centre
    • Manly - Monday 30 October, 6-8:30pm, Manly Golf Club
    • Mona Vale - Wednesday 1 November, 6-8:30pm, Mona Vale Golf Club
    • Collaroy - Monday 6 November, 6-8:30pm, Long Reef Golf Club
    • Frenchs Forest - Wednesday 8 November, 6-8:30pm, Galstaun Function Centre,

    Join us for a light meal to help us set priorities for the next three years.

    The Community Strategic Plan (CSP) is open for public exhibition before it is adopted by the new Council. A series of workshops are planned to help validate the CSP and start thinking about priorities for what Council can focus on over the next three years in the Delivery Program 2018-2021.

    There will also be an opportunity to meet some of the newly elected Councillors who will be listening carefully to what is important to you.

    Youth Workshop
    Workshop for 14-24 year olds with the chance to win one of 5 $50 Westfield vouchers and free pizza for all who attend!
    • Thursday 12 October, 5 – 6:30pm, Westfield Community Rooms (above Warringah Mall Library)
    If you need help getting to/from the venue let us know on the registration form and we will contact you to discuss options.

    Business Event
    This informal business networking event will have booths set up to discuss priorities across a selection of Council services relevant for businesses. The Delivery Program is your contract with Council – its what Council will deliver over the next three years to support your business so be sure to tell us your priorities.
    • Monday 23 October, 5:30 – 7pm, Creative Space Curl Curl

    Community Workshops
    Join us for a light meal to discuss your priorities for Council services over the next three years at one of our independently facilitated workshops.
    • Dee Why - Saturday 28 October, 2-4:30pm, Civic Centre
    • Manly - Monday 30 October, 6-8:30pm, Manly Golf Club
    • Mona Vale - Wednesday 1 November, 6-8:30pm, Mona Vale Golf Club
    • Collaroy - Monday 6 November, 6-8:30pm, Long Reef Golf Club
    • Frenchs Forest - Wednesday 8 November, 6-8:30pm, Galstaun Function Centre,

  • Stage 3 - Shape 2028 – Exhibition Open

    3 months ago

    The Draft Community Strategic Plan (CSP) has been developed with input from over 2,000 members of the community over stage one and two.

    Stage three aims to validate the revised vision, goals and strategies with the community before its adopted by Council. We are asking for input on how we can measure our progress to achieve our vision. We will shortly announce opportunities to give input on how Council should prioritise efforts to achieve the vision over the next three years in its Delivery Program.

    Have your say
    • Online
    • In writing to the CEO "Shape 2028" Northern Beaches Council, 725 Pittwater Road, Dee Why, 2099
    Enquiries to the Corporate Strategy Team on 1300 434 434

    Submissions close Sunday 12 November 2017

    The Draft Community Strategic Plan (CSP) has been developed with input from over 2,000 members of the community over stage one and two.

    Stage three aims to validate the revised vision, goals and strategies with the community before its adopted by Council. We are asking for input on how we can measure our progress to achieve our vision. We will shortly announce opportunities to give input on how Council should prioritise efforts to achieve the vision over the next three years in its Delivery Program.

    Have your say
    • Online
    • In writing to the CEO "Shape 2028" Northern Beaches Council, 725 Pittwater Road, Dee Why, 2099
    Enquiries to the Corporate Strategy Team on 1300 434 434

    Submissions close Sunday 12 November 2017
  • Stage 3 - Draft Community Strategic Plan approved for Exhibition by Council

    4 months ago

    Thank you to over 1,000 members of the community who provided input during phase two engagement in March and April to SHAPE 2028.

    Feedback on discussion paper, including the draft vision, goals and strategies has helped to prepare the draft Community Strategic Plan (CSP) which went to Council on Tuesday 27 June 2017 and was endorsed for exhibition.

    View the
    Submissions close: Sunday 12 November 2017.

    If you would like to get involved or provide comments, sign up to the project email list and we will advise you when the exhibition period is open.

    Thank you to over 1,000 members of the community who provided input during phase two engagement in March and April to SHAPE 2028.

    Feedback on discussion paper, including the draft vision, goals and strategies has helped to prepare the draft Community Strategic Plan (CSP) which went to Council on Tuesday 27 June 2017 and was endorsed for exhibition.

    View the
    Submissions close: Sunday 12 November 2017.

    If you would like to get involved or provide comments, sign up to the project email list and we will advise you when the exhibition period is open.
  • Stage 2 - Online Survey and Listening Post Announcement

    6 months ago

    For those who have missed out on attending the workshops there are still ways to get involved!

    The Online Survey is ongoing and will close on Sunday 30 April 2017.

    Listening Posts will be set up at the following locations, come along to have your say:
    • The Beaches Market, 11am – 1pm
      Friday 21 April 2017
      Pittwater Rugby Park, Warriewood

    • Manly Fresh Produce Market, 9 – 11am
      Wednesday 26 April 2017
      Manly Plaza (just off Sydney Road, Manly)
    We enjoyed the opportunity to talk to a number of community members at the opening of the Walter Gors Park in Dee Why last Tuesday! Thank you to all those who came over and had a chat.

    We look forward to hearing your feedback

    For those who have missed out on attending the workshops there are still ways to get involved!

    The Online Survey is ongoing and will close on Sunday 30 April 2017.

    Listening Posts will be set up at the following locations, come along to have your say:
    • The Beaches Market, 11am – 1pm
      Friday 21 April 2017
      Pittwater Rugby Park, Warriewood

    • Manly Fresh Produce Market, 9 – 11am
      Wednesday 26 April 2017
      Manly Plaza (just off Sydney Road, Manly)
    We enjoyed the opportunity to talk to a number of community members at the opening of the Walter Gors Park in Dee Why last Tuesday! Thank you to all those who came over and had a chat.

    We look forward to hearing your feedback
  • Stage 2 - Youth Workshop Full

    6 months ago

    The level of engagement for our Youth Workshop has been strong, with a significant number of youth signing up over the Easter long weekend. In response to the demand, we have doubled the number of spaces available in the session, however we have had to close registrations as we are unable to accommodate any further participants.

    For those who have missed out we would still love to hear your input through the Online Survey.

    The level of engagement for our Youth Workshop has been strong, with a significant number of youth signing up over the Easter long weekend. In response to the demand, we have doubled the number of spaces available in the session, however we have had to close registrations as we are unable to accommodate any further participants.

    For those who have missed out we would still love to hear your input through the Online Survey.

  • Stage 2 - Youth Workshop Registrations - Now Open

    7 months ago

    Registrations are now open for our Youth Workshop!

    Its really important that we hear from our younger members of the community who will be impacted the most by our plans for the future for 2028 and beyond.

    This workshop will be held at the Westfield Warringah Community rooms (above the library at the mall) and participants will get free pizza and a $25 mall voucher. What a great way to keep busy these school holidays/mid semester break!

    Thursday 20 April 2017
    2-3:30pm

    Registration Essential - click here

    Registrations are now open for our Youth Workshop!

    Its really important that we hear from our younger members of the community who will be impacted the most by our plans for the future for 2028 and beyond.

    This workshop will be held at the Westfield Warringah Community rooms (above the library at the mall) and participants will get free pizza and a $25 mall voucher. What a great way to keep busy these school holidays/mid semester break!

    Thursday 20 April 2017
    2-3:30pm

    Registration Essential - click here

  • Stage 2 - SHAPE 2028 - Discussion Paper

    7 months ago

    More than one thousand community members have contributed to the development of a draft CSP Framework: setting a guiding vision for the Northern Beaches into the future and defining goals and strategies to address priority issues over the next ten years.

    The Discussion Paper outlines the draft CSP Framework within the broader planning context of the Sydney metropolitan region. The purpose is to start conversations with the community about how we best can make their vision a reality:

    Northern Beaches – a safe, inclusive and connected community that values its natural and built environment

    Please have a read of the Discussion Paper tell us what you think by registering for one of our workshops (see below) or filling in our online survey.

    Comments close 30 April 2017.

    More than one thousand community members have contributed to the development of a draft CSP Framework: setting a guiding vision for the Northern Beaches into the future and defining goals and strategies to address priority issues over the next ten years.

    The Discussion Paper outlines the draft CSP Framework within the broader planning context of the Sydney metropolitan region. The purpose is to start conversations with the community about how we best can make their vision a reality:

    Northern Beaches – a safe, inclusive and connected community that values its natural and built environment

    Please have a read of the Discussion Paper tell us what you think by registering for one of our workshops (see below) or filling in our online survey.

    Comments close 30 April 2017.
  • Stage 2 - SHAPE 2028 - Workshops

    8 months ago

    Join us for a light meal and help shape the future of the Northern Beaches.

    The Community Strategic Plan will guide local decision-making and community participation over the next decade. These workshops will focus on testing the draft vision, goals and strategies for the region.

    Register to attend one of our upcoming workshops:

    Monday 27 March, 6-8.30pm
    Manly Golf Club, Balgowlah Rd, Balgowlah - allocation full as at 27 March 2017

    Thursday 30 March, 6-8.30pm
    Forestville RSL, Melwood Ave, Forestville - allocation full as at 28 March 2017

    Saturday 1 April, 2-4.30pm
    Dee Why Civic Centre, Pittwater Rd, Dee Why

    Tuesday 4 April, 6-8.30pm
    Mona Vale Golf Club, Golf Ave, Mona Vale - allocation full as at 28 March 2017

    These events will be independently facilitated and participants will only be able to attend one session.

    Whilst the majority of tickets will be allocated on an opt-in basis, Council will also randomly recruit participants to ensure a cross-section of the community get to have a say.

    Join us for a light meal and help shape the future of the Northern Beaches.

    The Community Strategic Plan will guide local decision-making and community participation over the next decade. These workshops will focus on testing the draft vision, goals and strategies for the region.

    Register to attend one of our upcoming workshops:

    Monday 27 March, 6-8.30pm
    Manly Golf Club, Balgowlah Rd, Balgowlah - allocation full as at 27 March 2017

    Thursday 30 March, 6-8.30pm
    Forestville RSL, Melwood Ave, Forestville - allocation full as at 28 March 2017

    Saturday 1 April, 2-4.30pm
    Dee Why Civic Centre, Pittwater Rd, Dee Why

    Tuesday 4 April, 6-8.30pm
    Mona Vale Golf Club, Golf Ave, Mona Vale - allocation full as at 28 March 2017

    These events will be independently facilitated and participants will only be able to attend one session.

    Whilst the majority of tickets will be allocated on an opt-in basis, Council will also randomly recruit participants to ensure a cross-section of the community get to have a say.
  • Stage 2 - SHAPE 2028

    8 months ago

    Phase 2 engagement for the development of the Community Strategic Plan will take place across March and April 2017.

    This phase of engagement will focus on testing our draft vision, goals and strategies for the region. The Community Strategic Plan will help guide local decision making and community participation over the next decade.

    • Join us for a light meal and help shape the future of the Northern Beaches. Dates for our upcoming 'Shaping our Future' workshops will be available in the next few days.

    • Online Survey will be available in the next few weeks.

    • 'Listening posts' will be set up across the Northern Beaches for you to have your say.

    A discussion paper will also be available on this page shortly.

    If you would like to receive updates for this project as information becomes available, register your interest here.

    Phase 2 engagement for the development of the Community Strategic Plan will take place across March and April 2017.

    This phase of engagement will focus on testing our draft vision, goals and strategies for the region. The Community Strategic Plan will help guide local decision making and community participation over the next decade.

    • Join us for a light meal and help shape the future of the Northern Beaches. Dates for our upcoming 'Shaping our Future' workshops will be available in the next few days.

    • Online Survey will be available in the next few weeks.

    • 'Listening posts' will be set up across the Northern Beaches for you to have your say.

    A discussion paper will also be available on this page shortly.

    If you would like to receive updates for this project as information becomes available, register your interest here.
  • Stage 1 - Draft Vision Statement, Aspirations & Priorities

    9 months ago

    Thank you to everyone who participated in Stage 1 of community engagement for the Community Strategic Plan 2028 (CSP). Over 1,000 community members provided their input and helped to develop a Draft Vision Statement, Key Aspirations and Priorities for the CSP. These statements will guide further development of the CSP and, in the long term, will guide future strategies to tackle the community's priorities for the region.

    On 13 December 2016, Council considered the community's input and the Draft Vision Statement, Key Aspirations and Priorities. Council approved to publically exhibit these statements in Stage 2 of community engagement. Stage 2 will take place in March and April 2017, and the Draft Vision, Key Aspirations and Priorities will be presented within a Discussion Paper, and a range of engagement events will take place to further discuss how we should be tackling community priorities.

    View Council Report

    View Engagement Report

    Thank you to everyone who participated in Stage 1 of community engagement for the Community Strategic Plan 2028 (CSP). Over 1,000 community members provided their input and helped to develop a Draft Vision Statement, Key Aspirations and Priorities for the CSP. These statements will guide further development of the CSP and, in the long term, will guide future strategies to tackle the community's priorities for the region.

    On 13 December 2016, Council considered the community's input and the Draft Vision Statement, Key Aspirations and Priorities. Council approved to publically exhibit these statements in Stage 2 of community engagement. Stage 2 will take place in March and April 2017, and the Draft Vision, Key Aspirations and Priorities will be presented within a Discussion Paper, and a range of engagement events will take place to further discuss how we should be tackling community priorities.

    View Council Report

    View Engagement Report