Policy adopted by Council

At a meeting on Tuesday 24 September, Council resolved to adopt the Management of Beach and Water Safety Policy.

Thank you for your interest in this project, engagement has now concluded.

Report to Council

There is a report going to Council on Tuesday 24 September 2019 presenting the outcomes of public exhibition of the draft Management of Beach and Water Safety Policy and recommending that the draft Policy be adopted.

The Council Meeting will be held at 6pm at the Dee Why Civic Centre.

View the Council Agenda and Report (Item 13.1).

If you would like to address Council, please visit our website.

Submissions closed

Thank you for your interest.

Submissions on the draft policy are now closed. All submissions will be considered by Council as part of completing this project.

This webpage will be updated when the policy is to be presented to Council with results of the engagement.

Policy on exhibition

At its meeting on 25 June 2019, Council resolved to place the draft Management of Beach and Water Safety Policy on public exhibition.

Northern Beaches Council is responsible for the care, control and management of a diverse range of waterways; including 24 ocean beaches, 15 rock pools and 10 tidal pools.

The draft Management of Beach and Water Safety Policy outlines the approach to the safe management of the beaches under Council’s care, control and management. The Local Government Act 1993 and Local Government Act Practice Note 15 guide the management and provision of water safety.

The draft Policy further defines the principles that Council will apply to ensure the safe use of our beaches. The application of these principles will ensure Council provides the appropriate level of service to enable the community to use the beaches safely and ultimately enjoy the opportunities that these open spaces provide.

View the Council Report Item 13.2 - 25 June 2019

View the Draft Management of Beach and Water Safety Policy

View the former Council policies in the attachment booklet 2

View the Council minutes

Have your say

  • Complete the submission form below
  • In writing to the CEO Northern Beaches Council, PO Box 82, Manly NSW 1655, marked ‘Management Beach and Water Safety Policy'

Submissions close Sunday 28 July 2019

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