Boardwalk to be named Harry Elliffe Way

In recognition of his community contribution, a proposal to name the South Curl Curl boardwalk after Harry Elliffe was exhibited between 14 September and 11 October 2020.

178 comments were received with the majority supporting the naming. View the Community Engagement Report.

Following the community consultation, Council resolved to name the South Curl Curl boardwalk ‘Harry Elliffe Way’ at its meeting on 24 November 2020.

Thanks to everyone who provided feedback.

Harry Elliffe

Harry Elliffe was considered by some an environmental crusader of the Northern Beaches. He spent over thirty years helping to maintain the vegetation along Carrington Parade, and working with the Curl Curl Lagoon Friends to restore the lagoon in John Fisher Park.

His interest in the environment flourished when he and his late wife Bev moved to Curl Curl. He combined his engineering knowledge and his prolific gardening skills with a long-held passion for coastal and estuarine restoration.

Harry and Bev were awarded Outstanding Community Service Awards in 2001.

In 2013, the Curl Curl Lagoon Friends named Harry an Environmental Warrior in recognition of his service to the enhancement of Greendale Creek, John Fisher Park and Curl Curl Lagoon and beach.

In 2018 he was the Northern Beaches Senior Citizen of the year.

(Photo of Harry provided by Jennifer Polixenni Brankin)

Victoria Keswick

Open Space Sport & Recreation Officer

Contact: 1300 434 434