Policy Reviews - Public Exhibition - 2017

Council's policies are reviewed regularly to keep them up to date with legislation and community expectations.

This page provides information on proposed changes and updates to policies made in 2017. We seek comments on the proposals detailed below.

Council's policies are reviewed regularly to keep them up to date with legislation and community expectations.

This page provides information on proposed changes and updates to policies made in 2017. We seek comments on the proposals detailed below.

  • Draft Single Use Plastics Policy

    3 months ago

    The production of plastic relies on non-renewable resources and produces harmful chemicals that place an inequitable burden on future generations. Plastic pollution not only has detrimental effects on human health it is also a major cause of global environmental degradation and specifics decline. We want to take leadership and partner with local businesses, community groups, our suppliers and contractors and Federal and State agencies to eliminate single use plastics.

    As a first step we have developed a Single Use Plastic Policy that will encourage responsible procurement practices within Council, increase capacity to lobby all levels of government to drive policy change and ban plastic bags, provide leadership in the community by influence local business and retail to not rely on single use plastics and build capacity within the community for change in social practice.

    View the draft policy

    Make a submission
    • Online
    • In writing addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Northern Beaches Council, Civic Centre, 725 Pittwater Road, Dee Why, 2099

    For further information, contact Tony Walmsley 9942 2761

    Comments closed: Wednesday 3 August 2017

    Update (25/8/17):
    At the Council meeting on 22 August 2017 the policy was adopted - resolution 198/17

    The production of plastic relies on non-renewable resources and produces harmful chemicals that place an inequitable burden on future generations. Plastic pollution not only has detrimental effects on human health it is also a major cause of global environmental degradation and specifics decline. We want to take leadership and partner with local businesses, community groups, our suppliers and contractors and Federal and State agencies to eliminate single use plastics.

    As a first step we have developed a Single Use Plastic Policy that will encourage responsible procurement practices within Council, increase capacity to lobby all levels of government to drive policy change and ban plastic bags, provide leadership in the community by influence local business and retail to not rely on single use plastics and build capacity within the community for change in social practice.

    View the draft policy

    Make a submission
    • Online
    • In writing addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Northern Beaches Council, Civic Centre, 725 Pittwater Road, Dee Why, 2099

    For further information, contact Tony Walmsley 9942 2761

    Comments closed: Wednesday 3 August 2017

    Update (25/8/17):
    At the Council meeting on 22 August 2017 the policy was adopted - resolution 198/17

  • Draft Waste Minimisation at Functions and Events Policy

    3 months ago

    The Northern Beaches is increasingly popular for public events.

    A harmonised Council Policy is a high priority to promote waste avoidance and increase resource recovery at all events held on Council property and public spaces within the Northern Beaches local government area.

    Whilst a comprehensive review and rationalisation of all the policies of the former three councils is underway, it is considered a priority for Council to demonstrate its commitment to acting as a leader in the community for sustainable behaviour, by ensuring that Council and community events are as sustainable as possible.

    Read the

    Make a submission:

    • Online
    • In writing addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Northern Beaches Council, Civic Centre, 725 Pittwater Road, Dee Why, 2099

    Further background information can be obtained from Stacey Wright 9976 1651

    Submissions closed Sunday 13 Aug 2017

    Update 25/8/17:

    At the council meeting on 22 August 2017 the policy was adopted - resolution 199/17

    The Northern Beaches is increasingly popular for public events.

    A harmonised Council Policy is a high priority to promote waste avoidance and increase resource recovery at all events held on Council property and public spaces within the Northern Beaches local government area.

    Whilst a comprehensive review and rationalisation of all the policies of the former three councils is underway, it is considered a priority for Council to demonstrate its commitment to acting as a leader in the community for sustainable behaviour, by ensuring that Council and community events are as sustainable as possible.

    Read the

    Make a submission:

    • Online
    • In writing addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Northern Beaches Council, Civic Centre, 725 Pittwater Road, Dee Why, 2099

    Further background information can be obtained from Stacey Wright 9976 1651

    Submissions closed Sunday 13 Aug 2017

    Update 25/8/17:

    At the council meeting on 22 August 2017 the policy was adopted - resolution 199/17

  • Draft Compliance and Enforcement Policy

    3 months ago

    Prior to amalgamation, each of the three former Councils had their own compliance and enforcement policies which were carried over to the new Council. The purpose of the Draft Compliance and Enforcement Policy is to support a single enforcement approach across the northern beaches and to provide for consistency and transparency in decision making.

    More information

    Attend a drop in session
    • Thu 27 July, 6-8pm, Council Chambers, Belgrave Street Manly
    • Sat 29 July, 2-4pm, Mona Vale Conference Room, 1 Park Street Mona Vale

    Make a submission
    • Online
    • In writing addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Northern Beaches Council, Civic Centre, 725 Pittwater Road, Dee Why, 2099
    Further background information can be obtained from Darren Greenow on 9970 1275

    Submissions closed Sunday 6 August 2017

    Prior to amalgamation, each of the three former Councils had their own compliance and enforcement policies which were carried over to the new Council. The purpose of the Draft Compliance and Enforcement Policy is to support a single enforcement approach across the northern beaches and to provide for consistency and transparency in decision making.

    More information

    Attend a drop in session
    • Thu 27 July, 6-8pm, Council Chambers, Belgrave Street Manly
    • Sat 29 July, 2-4pm, Mona Vale Conference Room, 1 Park Street Mona Vale

    Make a submission
    • Online
    • In writing addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Northern Beaches Council, Civic Centre, 725 Pittwater Road, Dee Why, 2099
    Further background information can be obtained from Darren Greenow on 9970 1275

    Submissions closed Sunday 6 August 2017

  • Draft Access to Information Policy

    4 months ago

    Access to Information is predominantly guided by legislation (Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009); this policy sets out Northern Beaches Council’s commitment to transparency, provision of information and pro-active release of information. The policy has been developed with the former Warringah policy used as a base with a review of both policies from the former Manly and Pittwater Councils.
    More information:

    Make a submission:

    • Online
    • In writing addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Northern Beaches Council, Civic Centre, 725 Pittwater Road, Dee Why, 2099
    Further background information can be obtained from Chris Wilson on 9942 2352
      Submissions closed 2 July 2017

      Update 28 July 2017: Amended Policy adopted at Council meeting on 25 July 2017

      Access to Information is predominantly guided by legislation (Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009); this policy sets out Northern Beaches Council’s commitment to transparency, provision of information and pro-active release of information. The policy has been developed with the former Warringah policy used as a base with a review of both policies from the former Manly and Pittwater Councils.
      More information:

      Make a submission:

      • Online
      • In writing addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Northern Beaches Council, Civic Centre, 725 Pittwater Road, Dee Why, 2099
      Further background information can be obtained from Chris Wilson on 9942 2352
        Submissions closed 2 July 2017

        Update 28 July 2017: Amended Policy adopted at Council meeting on 25 July 2017
      • Draft Enterprise Risk Management Policy

        4 months ago

        The draft policy is a critical component of the Northern Beaches Council Enterprise Risk Management Framework. This policy integrates the best of the previous three Council’s approaches to risk management. It will provide a foundation for the Framework to ensure a holistic, consistent and systematic approach is followed to manage risks at all levels throughout Council and align with the Australian/New Zealand Risk Management Standard: AS/NZS ISO 3100:2009.
        More information:

        Make a submission:

        • Online
        • In writing addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Northern Beaches Council, Civic Centre, 725 Pittwater Road, Dee Why, 2099
        Further background information can be obtained from Marnie Van Dyk on 9970 1147
          Submissions closed 2 July 2017

          Update 28 July 2017: Amended Policy adopted at Council meeting on 25 July 2017

          The draft policy is a critical component of the Northern Beaches Council Enterprise Risk Management Framework. This policy integrates the best of the previous three Council’s approaches to risk management. It will provide a foundation for the Framework to ensure a holistic, consistent and systematic approach is followed to manage risks at all levels throughout Council and align with the Australian/New Zealand Risk Management Standard: AS/NZS ISO 3100:2009.
          More information:

          Make a submission:

          • Online
          • In writing addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Northern Beaches Council, Civic Centre, 725 Pittwater Road, Dee Why, 2099
          Further background information can be obtained from Marnie Van Dyk on 9970 1147
            Submissions closed 2 July 2017

            Update 28 July 2017: Amended Policy adopted at Council meeting on 25 July 2017
          • Draft Mayoral Discretionary Fund Policy

            4 months ago

            The draft policy replaces adopted policies from the former Warringah and Pittwater Councils and references to the former Manly Council’s Payment of Expenses & Provision of Facilities to Mayor and Councillors. The draft policy provides a framework for the Mayor, on behalf of Council, to respond to requests for financial assistance to support individuals, local initiatives and community organisations with small financial donations.
            The Mayoral Discretionary Fund policy integrates the overall purpose of the previous policies for Warringah and Pittwater Councils while ensuring a transparent, consistent and equitable approach to supporting requests from the community that fall outside the Council’s grants programs.

            More information:

            Make a submission:

            • Online
            • In writing addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Northern Beaches Council, Civic Centre, 725 Pittwater Road, Dee Why, 2099
            Further background information can be obtained from Nicki Adams on 9942 2422
              Submissions closed 2 July 2017

              Update 28 July 2017: Amended Policy adopted at Council meeting on 25 July 2017

              The draft policy replaces adopted policies from the former Warringah and Pittwater Councils and references to the former Manly Council’s Payment of Expenses & Provision of Facilities to Mayor and Councillors. The draft policy provides a framework for the Mayor, on behalf of Council, to respond to requests for financial assistance to support individuals, local initiatives and community organisations with small financial donations.
              The Mayoral Discretionary Fund policy integrates the overall purpose of the previous policies for Warringah and Pittwater Councils while ensuring a transparent, consistent and equitable approach to supporting requests from the community that fall outside the Council’s grants programs.

              More information:

              Make a submission:

              • Online
              • In writing addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Northern Beaches Council, Civic Centre, 725 Pittwater Road, Dee Why, 2099
              Further background information can be obtained from Nicki Adams on 9942 2422
                Submissions closed 2 July 2017

                Update 28 July 2017: Amended Policy adopted at Council meeting on 25 July 2017
              • Draft Privacy Policy

                4 months ago

                The draft policy is entirely new as none of the former councils had a Privacy Policy. All former councils had a Privacy Management Plan which have now been replaced with this high level policy and the Privacy Management (Plan) Procedure.

                More information:

                Make a submission:

                • Online
                • In writing addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Northern Beaches Council, Civic Centre, 725 Pittwater Road, Dee Why, 2099
                Further background information can be obtained from Chris Wilson on 9942 2352
                  Submissions closed 2 July 2017

                  Update 28 July 2017: Amended Policy adopted at Council meeting on 25 July 2017

                  The draft policy is entirely new as none of the former councils had a Privacy Policy. All former councils had a Privacy Management Plan which have now been replaced with this high level policy and the Privacy Management (Plan) Procedure.

                  More information:

                  Make a submission:

                  • Online
                  • In writing addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Northern Beaches Council, Civic Centre, 725 Pittwater Road, Dee Why, 2099
                  Further background information can be obtained from Chris Wilson on 9942 2352
                    Submissions closed 2 July 2017

                    Update 28 July 2017: Amended Policy adopted at Council meeting on 25 July 2017
                  • Draft Procurement Policy

                    4 months ago

                    The draft policy replaces former Council adopted policies from Pittwater and Manly and an internal policy from Warringah. The draft policy provides the framework for Northern Beaches Council to achieve value for money from their procurement whilst being fair, ethical and transparent. It covers seven principles which are to guide all procurement activities:
                    • Value for Money;
                    • Ethics and Probity;
                    • Equity;
                    • Environmental Sustainability;
                    • Social Sustainability and Local Supplier Engagement;
                    • Compliance;
                    • and a Robust Procurement Framework.

                    More information:

                    Make a submission:

                    • Online
                    • In writing addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Northern Beaches Council, Civic Centre, 725 Pittwater Road, Dee Why, 2099
                    Further background information can be obtained from Lisa Neal on 9942 2945
                      Submissions closed 2 July 2017

                      Update 28 July 2017: Amended Policy adopted at Council meeting on 25 July 2017

                      The draft policy replaces former Council adopted policies from Pittwater and Manly and an internal policy from Warringah. The draft policy provides the framework for Northern Beaches Council to achieve value for money from their procurement whilst being fair, ethical and transparent. It covers seven principles which are to guide all procurement activities:
                      • Value for Money;
                      • Ethics and Probity;
                      • Equity;
                      • Environmental Sustainability;
                      • Social Sustainability and Local Supplier Engagement;
                      • Compliance;
                      • and a Robust Procurement Framework.

                      More information:

                      Make a submission:

                      • Online
                      • In writing addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Northern Beaches Council, Civic Centre, 725 Pittwater Road, Dee Why, 2099
                      Further background information can be obtained from Lisa Neal on 9942 2945
                        Submissions closed 2 July 2017

                        Update 28 July 2017: Amended Policy adopted at Council meeting on 25 July 2017
                      • Draft Scotland Island Emergency Water Pipeline and Non-Potable Water Policy

                        4 months ago

                        The draft policy has been updated to reflect the new Northern Beaches Council Policy Framework and template. There has been no change made to the policy from the former Pittwater Council.

                        More information:

                        Make a submission:

                        • Online
                        • In writing addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Northern Beaches Council, Civic Centre, 725 Pittwater Road, Dee Why, 2099
                        Further background information can be obtained from David Munday on 9970 1248

                        Submissions closed 2 July 2017

                        Update 28 July 2017: Amended Policy adopted at Council meeting on 25 July 2017

                        The draft policy has been updated to reflect the new Northern Beaches Council Policy Framework and template. There has been no change made to the policy from the former Pittwater Council.

                        More information:

                        Make a submission:

                        • Online
                        • In writing addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Northern Beaches Council, Civic Centre, 725 Pittwater Road, Dee Why, 2099
                        Further background information can be obtained from David Munday on 9970 1248

                        Submissions closed 2 July 2017

                        Update 28 July 2017: Amended Policy adopted at Council meeting on 25 July 2017
                      • Draft Storage of Watercraft on Council Foreshores Policy

                        4 months ago

                        This draft policy replaces the adopted Pittwater Council Watercraft Storage Policy and extends it into the wider Northern Beaches Council area. It provides a template for the organisation and administration of Council provided watercraft storage in foreshore areas.

                        More information:

                        Make a submission:

                        • Online
                        • In writing addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Northern Beaches Council, Civic Centre, 725 Pittwater Road, Dee Why, 2099
                        Further background information can be obtained from Gina Hay on 9970 1676
                          Submissions closed 2 July 2017

                          Update 28 July 2017: Amended Policy adopted at Council meeting on 25 July 2017

                          This draft policy replaces the adopted Pittwater Council Watercraft Storage Policy and extends it into the wider Northern Beaches Council area. It provides a template for the organisation and administration of Council provided watercraft storage in foreshore areas.

                          More information:

                          Make a submission:

                          • Online
                          • In writing addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Northern Beaches Council, Civic Centre, 725 Pittwater Road, Dee Why, 2099
                          Further background information can be obtained from Gina Hay on 9970 1676
                            Submissions closed 2 July 2017

                            Update 28 July 2017: Amended Policy adopted at Council meeting on 25 July 2017