Draft Policy on exhibition

At a meeting on Tuesday 24 September, Council resolved to place the draft Diplomatic Ties and Civic Relationships Policy on public exhibition for a minimum for 28 days. An amendment to the recommendation was carried to request information from the NSW State Government and the Local Government Association with regard to country councils requiring assistance.

Make a submission

  • complete the form (closed)
  • in writing to Northern Beaches Council PO Box 82 Manly, NSW 1655

Submissions close Sunday 27 October 2019

Background

The draft Diplomatic Ties and Civic Relationships Policy outlines the approach by Northern Beaches Council to civic relationships such as Sister Cities, Friendship Cities and cooperative agreements.

The draft policy seeks to ensure Northern Beaches Council forms civic relationships that are meaningful, beneficial and accountable to the Northern Beaches community and align with the outcomes and goals of the Community Strategic Plan.

Following the amalgamation of the three former councils, Northern Beaches Council agreed to honour 14 existing Sister City / Friendship agreements until a formal review process was undertaken. Of these, only the four tabled below are active and each of these agreements have varying levels of activity and engagement.

City/RegionStatusStatus SumaryFormer Council
Brewarrina, NSWActiveAnnual student exchange, financial support
provided during rural NSW drought and offer of
further assistance
Warringah
Gunnedah, NSWActiveFinancial support provided during rural NSW
drought and offer of further assistance
Manly
Odawarra, JapanActiveAnnual student exchangeManly
Tadaoka, JapanActive Marathon runners – 2 residents sent to Senshu
City Osaka annually
Council hosted reception held biannually
Pittwater