Coastal Zone Management Plan: Collaroy-Narrabeen and Fishermans Beach

Consultation has concluded

In 2014 we prepared a Coastal Zone Management Plan (CZMP) for Collaroy‑Narrabeen Beach and Fishermans Beach in order to best manage Warringah’s beautiful coastline, and to comply with NSW Government requirements.

These beaches and adjacent development are identified as being at particularly high risk from storm damage and coastal erosion.

In 2014 we prepared a Coastal Zone Management Plan (CZMP) for Collaroy‑Narrabeen Beach and Fishermans Beach in order to best manage Warringah’s beautiful coastline, and to comply with NSW Government requirements.

These beaches and adjacent development are identified as being at particularly high risk from storm damage and coastal erosion.

Consultation has concluded
  • Coastal Erosion Policy and Revised CZMP on exhibition

    11 months ago

    Following the major storm event in June 2016, a Coastal Erosion Policy has been developed.

    The draft Northern Beaches Coastal Erosion Policy outlines circumstances in which protective works may be required to extend onto public land. If this approach is adopted, amendments will be required to the Coastal Zone Management Plan (CZMP) for Collaroy-Narrabeen Beach and Fishermans Beach.

    As part of this process we are also proposing to amend the Coastal Zone Management Plan (CZMP) for Collaroy-Narrabeen and Fishermans Beach.

    View amended CZMP (changes highlighted)

    These amendments will clarify the requirements for constructing coastal protection works on public and private land. It is important to note that works are still recommended to be contained on private property. Protection works will only be permitted to extend onto public land where this results in a consistent design standard and lessens the impact to coastal processes than if the works were contained on entirely private land. Land owners consent will be required for all works on public land.

    These changes are intended to ensure that the presence of any protection works will not adversely impact on adjoining private and public properties, or adversely affect the long-term amenity of the beach and surf zone.

    The community consultation aims to facilitate a constructive discussion regarding the policy from beach users, affected residents and the broader community.

    For further information,view the Coastal Erosion Policy Page

    Make a submission

    Submissions close 17 August 2016

    Following the major storm event in June 2016, a Coastal Erosion Policy has been developed.

    The draft Northern Beaches Coastal Erosion Policy outlines circumstances in which protective works may be required to extend onto public land. If this approach is adopted, amendments will be required to the Coastal Zone Management Plan (CZMP) for Collaroy-Narrabeen Beach and Fishermans Beach.

    As part of this process we are also proposing to amend the Coastal Zone Management Plan (CZMP) for Collaroy-Narrabeen and Fishermans Beach.

    View amended CZMP (changes highlighted)

    These amendments will clarify the requirements for constructing coastal protection works on public and private land. It is important to note that works are still recommended to be contained on private property. Protection works will only be permitted to extend onto public land where this results in a consistent design standard and lessens the impact to coastal processes than if the works were contained on entirely private land. Land owners consent will be required for all works on public land.

    These changes are intended to ensure that the presence of any protection works will not adversely impact on adjoining private and public properties, or adversely affect the long-term amenity of the beach and surf zone.

    The community consultation aims to facilitate a constructive discussion regarding the policy from beach users, affected residents and the broader community.

    For further information,view the Coastal Erosion Policy Page

    Make a submission

    Submissions close 17 August 2016

  • Coastal Zone Management Plan - Adopted

    over 2 years ago

    On 28 October 2014, Council adopted he Coastal Zone Management Plan (CZMP) for Collaroy-Narrabeen and Fishermans Beach.

    View Council report

    View final CZMP

    The draft CZMP was placed on public exhibition from 14 July 2014 to 15 August 2014 with Council accepting submissions up to 1 September 2014.

    Based on the comments received on the draft CZMP during public exhibition, some amendments have been made. This is consistent with the Guidelines for preparing CZMPs and reflects our commitment to incorporate the views of property owners and key stakeholders into the final CZMP.

    The final CZMP has been provided to the NSW Minister for the Environment for certification.

    If you have any questions, please contact Craig Morrison on 9942 2111


    On 28 October 2014, Council adopted he Coastal Zone Management Plan (CZMP) for Collaroy-Narrabeen and Fishermans Beach.

    View Council report

    View final CZMP

    The draft CZMP was placed on public exhibition from 14 July 2014 to 15 August 2014 with Council accepting submissions up to 1 September 2014.

    Based on the comments received on the draft CZMP during public exhibition, some amendments have been made. This is consistent with the Guidelines for preparing CZMPs and reflects our commitment to incorporate the views of property owners and key stakeholders into the final CZMP.

    The final CZMP has been provided to the NSW Minister for the Environment for certification.

    If you have any questions, please contact Craig Morrison on 9942 2111


  • Comments Closed

    almost 3 years ago

    We would like to thank everyone who submitted comments on the Draft Coastal Zone Management Plan for Collaroy-Narrabeen and Fishermans Beach. 

    Comments are now closed. 

    If you have any questions, please contact Craig Morrison on 9942 2111

    We would like to thank everyone who submitted comments on the Draft Coastal Zone Management Plan for Collaroy-Narrabeen and Fishermans Beach. 

    Comments are now closed. 

    If you have any questions, please contact Craig Morrison on 9942 2111

  • Engagement Summary

    almost 3 years ago

    During the public exhibition of the draft Coastal Zone Management Plan four meetings were held with key stakeholders including residents and representatives from peak bodies including; 

    • Northern Beaches Surfriders
    • North Narrabeen Coalition
    • Surf Life Saving Northern Beaches

    View Stakeholder Presentation

    Additionally, two one-on-one information sessions were held for other interested community members. Through these activities we were able to directly speak to and answer questions from over 70 residents about the draft plan.

    Overall there has been support for the direction and content of the draft plan. Some additions and amendments have been suggested by the community and will be considered along with all other feedback received before the Coastal Zone Management Plan is finalised.

    For more information please contact Craig Morrison on 9942 2111

    During the public exhibition of the draft Coastal Zone Management Plan four meetings were held with key stakeholders including residents and representatives from peak bodies including; 

    • Northern Beaches Surfriders
    • North Narrabeen Coalition
    • Surf Life Saving Northern Beaches

    View Stakeholder Presentation

    Additionally, two one-on-one information sessions were held for other interested community members. Through these activities we were able to directly speak to and answer questions from over 70 residents about the draft plan.

    Overall there has been support for the direction and content of the draft plan. Some additions and amendments have been suggested by the community and will be considered along with all other feedback received before the Coastal Zone Management Plan is finalised.

    For more information please contact Craig Morrison on 9942 2111

  • Exhibition period extended

    almost 3 years ago

    Council are extending the exhibition period for the Coastal Zone Management Plan, Collaroy-Narrabeen and Fishermans Beach. 

    The exhibition period has been extended to 1 September 2014. 

    Submissions can be made by;

    The Draft Coastal Zone Plan of Management can also be viewed at Warringah Council Libraries and Civic Centre, Warringah Council,725 Pittwater Rd,Dee Why 2099

    For more information please contact Craig Morrison 9942 2111

    Submissions close 1 September 2014

    Council are extending the exhibition period for the Coastal Zone Management Plan, Collaroy-Narrabeen and Fishermans Beach. 

    The exhibition period has been extended to 1 September 2014. 

    Submissions can be made by;

    The Draft Coastal Zone Plan of Management can also be viewed at Warringah Council Libraries and Civic Centre, Warringah Council,725 Pittwater Rd,Dee Why 2099

    For more information please contact Craig Morrison 9942 2111

    Submissions close 1 September 2014

  • Council Releases Draft Coastal Zone Management Plan (CZMP)

    almost 3 years ago

    Council has prepared a draft Coastal Zone Management Plan (CZMP) for two of Warringah’s iconic locations, Collaroy-Narrabeen and Fishermans Beaches.

    On the 24 June 2014, Council resolved to exhibit the draft plan for community input.

    View the Council Report
    View the Draft CZMP
    View the CZMP Summary 

    The draft CZMP establishes a long term planning framework and identifies solutions to manage the current and future impacts of events such as sea level rise and storms. Issues addressed in the draft CZMP include managing risks to public and private built assets, pressures on coastal biodiversity, community access and use, as well as safety and enjoyment of the beaches.

    View Frequently Asked Questions

    One-on-one Information sessions
    Come along to one of our one-on-one information sessions where you can learn more about the CZMP.
    Sessions are being held by appointment at Berry Hall in the Tramshed Arts and Community Centre, Narrabeen.
    Please contact Craig Morrison, 9942 2111 to book a time.

    One-on-one Information session can be booked between;

    • Wednesday 30 July 2014 6.30pm - 8.30pm
    • Saturday 2 August 2014 10am - 12 noon.

    Submissions can be made by;

    The Draft Coastal Zone Plan of Management can also be viewed at Warringah Council Libraries and Civic Centre, Warringah Council,725 Pittwater Rd,Dee Why 2099

    Submissions close 15 August 2014

    For more information please contact Craig Morrison 9942 2111

    Council has prepared a draft Coastal Zone Management Plan (CZMP) for two of Warringah’s iconic locations, Collaroy-Narrabeen and Fishermans Beaches.

    On the 24 June 2014, Council resolved to exhibit the draft plan for community input.

    View the Council Report
    View the Draft CZMP
    View the CZMP Summary 

    The draft CZMP establishes a long term planning framework and identifies solutions to manage the current and future impacts of events such as sea level rise and storms. Issues addressed in the draft CZMP include managing risks to public and private built assets, pressures on coastal biodiversity, community access and use, as well as safety and enjoyment of the beaches.

    View Frequently Asked Questions

    One-on-one Information sessions
    Come along to one of our one-on-one information sessions where you can learn more about the CZMP.
    Sessions are being held by appointment at Berry Hall in the Tramshed Arts and Community Centre, Narrabeen.
    Please contact Craig Morrison, 9942 2111 to book a time.

    One-on-one Information session can be booked between;

    • Wednesday 30 July 2014 6.30pm - 8.30pm
    • Saturday 2 August 2014 10am - 12 noon.

    Submissions can be made by;

    The Draft Coastal Zone Plan of Management can also be viewed at Warringah Council Libraries and Civic Centre, Warringah Council,725 Pittwater Rd,Dee Why 2099

    Submissions close 15 August 2014

    For more information please contact Craig Morrison 9942 2111
  • Consultation period on Discussion Paper now closed

    by site admin 1, about 4 years ago

    The consultation period for the discussion paper has now closed.

    All comments will be considered in the preparation of the draft Coastal Zone Management Plan, which will be publicly exhibited during November 2013.

    The consultation period for the discussion paper has now closed.

    All comments will be considered in the preparation of the draft Coastal Zone Management Plan, which will be publicly exhibited during November 2013.

  • Media Release 22 March 2013

    by site admin 1, over 4 years ago

    Discussion Open on Coastal Zone Management Plan

    Warringah Council is preparing a Coastal Zone Management Plan (CZMP) for Collaroy-Narrabeen Beach and Fishermans Beach in order to best manage Warringah’s beautiful coastline, and to comply with NSW Government requirements.

    The CZMP will be particularly important for beachfront landowners and the general public who use these beaches. The CZMP will specify what beachfront development is permitted in the future, and how the public beach area will be maintained.

    Read the full media release for the discussion paper.

    Discussion Open on Coastal Zone Management Plan

    Warringah Council is preparing a Coastal Zone Management Plan (CZMP) for Collaroy-Narrabeen Beach and Fishermans Beach in order to best manage Warringah’s beautiful coastline, and to comply with NSW Government requirements.

    The CZMP will be particularly important for beachfront landowners and the general public who use these beaches. The CZMP will specify what beachfront development is permitted in the future, and how the public beach area will be maintained.

    Read the full media release for the discussion paper.

  • Discussion Paper - Comments Welcome

    by site admin 1, over 4 years ago

    Read the discussion paper

    The discussion paper provides details on what we know about these beaches and what has been done in the past. Let us know what you think by 3 May 2013 by:

    Attend the Community Forum on Sunday 7th April at Long Reef Golf club 10am. RSVPs are essential, call Council's Customer Service Team on 9942 2111.

    You can also view the discussion paper at the Civic Centre, Dee Why and Council libraries.

    For more information on the project contact Daylan Cameron on 9942 2111.

    Read the discussion paper

    The discussion paper provides details on what we know about these beaches and what has been done in the past. Let us know what you think by 3 May 2013 by:

    Attend the Community Forum on Sunday 7th April at Long Reef Golf club 10am. RSVPs are essential, call Council's Customer Service Team on 9942 2111.

    You can also view the discussion paper at the Civic Centre, Dee Why and Council libraries.

    For more information on the project contact Daylan Cameron on 9942 2111.

  • Background

    by site admin 1, over 4 years ago

    Warringah Council is preparing a Coastal Zone Management Plan (CZMP) for Collaroy‑Narrabeen Beach and Fishermans Beach in order to best manage Warringah’s beautiful coastline, and to comply with NSW Government requirements. These beaches and adjacent development are identified as being at particularly high risk from storm damage and coastal erosion.

    The CZMP will establish a long term planning framework and identify robust management solutions to current and future coastal concerns.  The planning framework will allow Council (and other public authorities and private property owners) to assess and implement proposed actions in a structured and integrated manner. Issues to be addressed in the CZMP include managing risks to public and private built assets, pressures on coastal ecosystems, as well as community access, use, safety and enjoyment of the beaches.

    Over the last couple of decades, Council has generally managed risks to public safety and built assets in the study area by requiring new development to be set back from the beach, with deep foundations and minimum floor levels as appropriate. Council’s current development requirements need to be reassessed as these requirements have been based on immediate (present day) hazards, without consideration of future long‑term recession of the beaches due to sea level rise or any coastal recession due to long‑term sand loss. Future loss of sand also has implications for public beach amenity and use, which needs to be considered and prepared for in the long-term.

    Read More about the Key Facts and Frequently Asked Questions are also answered in relation to a range of issues such as existing seawalls, beach nourishment, property buyback, and managing development.

    Warringah Council is preparing a Coastal Zone Management Plan (CZMP) for Collaroy‑Narrabeen Beach and Fishermans Beach in order to best manage Warringah’s beautiful coastline, and to comply with NSW Government requirements. These beaches and adjacent development are identified as being at particularly high risk from storm damage and coastal erosion.

    The CZMP will establish a long term planning framework and identify robust management solutions to current and future coastal concerns.  The planning framework will allow Council (and other public authorities and private property owners) to assess and implement proposed actions in a structured and integrated manner. Issues to be addressed in the CZMP include managing risks to public and private built assets, pressures on coastal ecosystems, as well as community access, use, safety and enjoyment of the beaches.

    Over the last couple of decades, Council has generally managed risks to public safety and built assets in the study area by requiring new development to be set back from the beach, with deep foundations and minimum floor levels as appropriate. Council’s current development requirements need to be reassessed as these requirements have been based on immediate (present day) hazards, without consideration of future long‑term recession of the beaches due to sea level rise or any coastal recession due to long‑term sand loss. Future loss of sand also has implications for public beach amenity and use, which needs to be considered and prepared for in the long-term.

    Read More about the Key Facts and Frequently Asked Questions are also answered in relation to a range of issues such as existing seawalls, beach nourishment, property buyback, and managing development.