Connecting Northern Beaches

Northern Beaches Council is delivering this once in a lifetime project as part of a $32.6 million infrastructure investment partnership with the NSW Government.

Connecting Northern Beaches will deliver two major programs. The first is a $22.3 million program focused on integrating active walking paths and cycleways that link to B-Line transport hubs and services.

The second is a $10.3 million inclusive and active play program featuring the creation of two new major all-abilities playgrounds, upgrades to play areas across the Northern Beaches to make them more inclusive, and $4 million for sporting facilities and Surf Lifesaving Clubs to promote the Northern Beaches as an active, social and inclusive community.

Northern Beaches Council is delivering this once in a lifetime project as part of a $32.6 million infrastructure investment partnership with the NSW Government.

Connecting Northern Beaches will deliver two major programs. The first is a $22.3 million program focused on integrating active walking paths and cycleways that link to B-Line transport hubs and services.

The second is a $10.3 million inclusive and active play program featuring the creation of two new major all-abilities playgrounds, upgrades to play areas across the Northern Beaches to make them more inclusive, and $4 million for sporting facilities and Surf Lifesaving Clubs to promote the Northern Beaches as an active, social and inclusive community.

  • Proposed New Footpath - Hudson Parade, Clareville

    20 days ago

    Council has received funding from the Hon. Robert (Rob) Stokes MP, Member for Pittwater to progress foreshore and pedestrian improvements at Palm Beach and Clareville.

    View media release

    As part of this funding, Council are proposing to build a new pedestrian path along the northern side of Hudson Parade between the northern end of Delecta Avenue and Taylor's Point Road, Clareville.

    View the Concept Design

    Key Features:

    New Footpath

    The concept design proposes to build a 1.2m wide concrete path along the northern side of Hudson Parade. The width of this path will vary in sections as required.

    Kerb and Gutters

    To make allowance for the new path, we are proposing to relocate the kerb and gutter 0/5m south along Hudson Parade between the end of Delecta Avenue and 150 Hudson Parade.

    Parking Changes

    This design will also require an extension of the parking restrictions on the southern side from 153 - 167 Hudson Parade.

    Driveway Works

    To ensure driveways match the upgraded kerb and gutter, partial reconstruction of all driveways will be required between 150 Hudson Parade and the southern end of Delecta Avenue (on the northern side of the road).

    Tree Removal

    To complete these works, 12 trees will require removal. Existing trees over the new footpath would also require trimming of branches to ensure pedestrian safety and access.

    All removed street trees will be replaced with mature natives.

    Retaining Walls

    The design also includes the construction of two concrete block retaining walls in front of 142 Hudson Parade and 2 Delecta Avenue.

    We are also proposing to upgrade the southern intersection of Delecta Avenue and Hudson Parade.

    Information Session

    To learn more, come along to one of our onsite information sessions at Clareville Beach Picnic Area ( next to the carpark)

    • Sunday 2 December: 9.30am - 11.00am
    • Tuesday 4 December: 10.30am - 12.00pm

    Have Your Say

    You can make comment:

    Comments close Sunday 16 December 2018

    Project Manager: David Munday 9970 1248

    Council has received funding from the Hon. Robert (Rob) Stokes MP, Member for Pittwater to progress foreshore and pedestrian improvements at Palm Beach and Clareville.

    View media release

    As part of this funding, Council are proposing to build a new pedestrian path along the northern side of Hudson Parade between the northern end of Delecta Avenue and Taylor's Point Road, Clareville.

    View the Concept Design

    Key Features:

    New Footpath

    The concept design proposes to build a 1.2m wide concrete path along the northern side of Hudson Parade. The width of this path will vary in sections as required.

    Kerb and Gutters

    To make allowance for the new path, we are proposing to relocate the kerb and gutter 0/5m south along Hudson Parade between the end of Delecta Avenue and 150 Hudson Parade.

    Parking Changes

    This design will also require an extension of the parking restrictions on the southern side from 153 - 167 Hudson Parade.

    Driveway Works

    To ensure driveways match the upgraded kerb and gutter, partial reconstruction of all driveways will be required between 150 Hudson Parade and the southern end of Delecta Avenue (on the northern side of the road).

    Tree Removal

    To complete these works, 12 trees will require removal. Existing trees over the new footpath would also require trimming of branches to ensure pedestrian safety and access.

    All removed street trees will be replaced with mature natives.

    Retaining Walls

    The design also includes the construction of two concrete block retaining walls in front of 142 Hudson Parade and 2 Delecta Avenue.

    We are also proposing to upgrade the southern intersection of Delecta Avenue and Hudson Parade.

    Information Session

    To learn more, come along to one of our onsite information sessions at Clareville Beach Picnic Area ( next to the carpark)

    • Sunday 2 December: 9.30am - 11.00am
    • Tuesday 4 December: 10.30am - 12.00pm

    Have Your Say

    You can make comment:

    Comments close Sunday 16 December 2018

    Project Manager: David Munday 9970 1248
  • Newport - Avalon Pedestrian and Cycle Link

    about 2 months ago

    As part of the Northern Beaches Coast Walk, we’ve developed a draft concept plan aimed at improving access, safety and connectivity from Newport through to Avalon.

    Proposed Design Plans

    The proposed design includes a mixture of on-road cycleway, shared path, concrete pedestrian path and a section of elevated boardwalk.

    View proposed design plan

    Information Drop-In Sessions

    Come along to one of our information drop-in sessions to meet the project team and learn more about the proposal. Drop-in sessions will be held at both Avalon and Newport.

    Newport Beach Reserve - (Bert Payne Reserve)
    • Tuesday 30 October 10:30am - 12:00pm
    • Saturday 3 November 10:00am - 11:30am
    • Sunday 11 November 9:30am - 11:00am
    Avalon Beach Reserve - (Next to the surf club)
    • Tuesday 30 October 1:30pm - 3:00pm
    • Saturday 3 November 12:30pm - 2:00pm
    • Sunday 11 November 12:00pm – 1:30pm

    Have Your Say

    • Online
    • In writing to the CEO, Northern Beaches Council, PO Box 82, Manly NSW 1655, marked "Newport - Avalon Pedestrian and Cycle Link"

    For more information, contact;

    • Project Manager - Gynt Drinan on 9942 2812
    • Community Liaison - Jen Moody 9942 2755
    Comments close Sunday 2 December 2018

    As part of the Northern Beaches Coast Walk, we’ve developed a draft concept plan aimed at improving access, safety and connectivity from Newport through to Avalon.

    Proposed Design Plans

    The proposed design includes a mixture of on-road cycleway, shared path, concrete pedestrian path and a section of elevated boardwalk.

    View proposed design plan

    Information Drop-In Sessions

    Come along to one of our information drop-in sessions to meet the project team and learn more about the proposal. Drop-in sessions will be held at both Avalon and Newport.

    Newport Beach Reserve - (Bert Payne Reserve)
    • Tuesday 30 October 10:30am - 12:00pm
    • Saturday 3 November 10:00am - 11:30am
    • Sunday 11 November 9:30am - 11:00am
    Avalon Beach Reserve - (Next to the surf club)
    • Tuesday 30 October 1:30pm - 3:00pm
    • Saturday 3 November 12:30pm - 2:00pm
    • Sunday 11 November 12:00pm – 1:30pm

    Have Your Say

    • Online
    • In writing to the CEO, Northern Beaches Council, PO Box 82, Manly NSW 1655, marked "Newport - Avalon Pedestrian and Cycle Link"

    For more information, contact;

    • Project Manager - Gynt Drinan on 9942 2812
    • Community Liaison - Jen Moody 9942 2755
    Comments close Sunday 2 December 2018
  • New Maps - Coast Walk and Cycleways

    4 months ago

    As part of our Connecting Northern Beaches Program, we have now developed a new Cycle Network Map.

    View Cycle Network Map.

    We have also developed a new Coast Walk map

    View Coast Walk Map.

    If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact Gynt Drinan on 9942 2812.


    As part of our Connecting Northern Beaches Program, we have now developed a new Cycle Network Map.

    View Cycle Network Map.

    We have also developed a new Coast Walk map

    View Coast Walk Map.

    If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact Gynt Drinan on 9942 2812.


  • Channel 9 News Story - Northern Beaches Coast Walk and Public Art

    5 months ago

    Check out the 'Channel 9' news story on our iconic Coast Walk!

    View News Story


    Check out the 'Channel 9' news story on our iconic Coast Walk!

    View News Story


  • Whale Beach Road, Whale Beach

    6 months ago

    To help improve pedestrian safety and access along Whale Beach Road, Whale Beach, we are proposing to build a new walkway from Norma Road to the existing stairs leading down to Palm Beach.

    View proposed design plan

    Design features include:

    • New 1.0-1.5 meter wide footpaths
    • Fibre reinforced plastic (FRP) boardwalk/ stairs
    • Look outs/ viewing sites

    Drop-In Sessions

    To learn more about the proposal, come along to one of our drop-in sessions at the Beach Reserve, corner of Ocean Road and Ocean Place Palm Beach (opposite shops).

    • Thursday 14 June,10.30 - 12.00
    • Saturday 23 June, 12.30 - 2.00

    How can I be involved?

    We would like to hear your feedback on the proposed options, materials and look-out locations.

    To learn more and have your say;

    Comments close Wednesday 27 June 2018

    If you have any questions please contact Gynt Drinan, Project Manager on 9942 2812.

    To help improve pedestrian safety and access along Whale Beach Road, Whale Beach, we are proposing to build a new walkway from Norma Road to the existing stairs leading down to Palm Beach.

    View proposed design plan

    Design features include:

    • New 1.0-1.5 meter wide footpaths
    • Fibre reinforced plastic (FRP) boardwalk/ stairs
    • Look outs/ viewing sites

    Drop-In Sessions

    To learn more about the proposal, come along to one of our drop-in sessions at the Beach Reserve, corner of Ocean Road and Ocean Place Palm Beach (opposite shops).

    • Thursday 14 June,10.30 - 12.00
    • Saturday 23 June, 12.30 - 2.00

    How can I be involved?

    We would like to hear your feedback on the proposed options, materials and look-out locations.

    To learn more and have your say;

    Comments close Wednesday 27 June 2018

    If you have any questions please contact Gynt Drinan, Project Manager on 9942 2812.

  • Dee Why Headland Reserve

    7 months ago

    As part our ‘Connected Communities’ Program, we are connecting the Northern Beaches through the iconic Northern Beaches Coastal Walkway.

    Dee Why Headland has been identified as a key link along the coastal walkway. To improve pedestrian access and safety, we will soon be commencing minor upgrade works.

    View the plans

    Upgrade works include:

    • upgrading entry points, look-out and stairs
    • new crushed rock path
    • replacing fencing
    • removing noxious weeds
    • landscaping

    How will the works impact me?

    Works will be staged by completing one half of the reserve at a time. This will ensure pedestrian access is maintained during the works.

    When we begin minor works to the stairs and track, temporary closure of this section is required. Onsite signage notification will be installed prior to commencement of works.

    Council and the contractor will be working closely to help minimise disruptions.

    Timing of works

    Works are proposed to commence in late May 2018 and take approximately 8 weeks to complete (weather permitting).

    If you have any questions, you’re welcome to contact me on 9942 2721. clint.nittolo@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au.

    As part our ‘Connected Communities’ Program, we are connecting the Northern Beaches through the iconic Northern Beaches Coastal Walkway.

    Dee Why Headland has been identified as a key link along the coastal walkway. To improve pedestrian access and safety, we will soon be commencing minor upgrade works.

    View the plans

    Upgrade works include:

    • upgrading entry points, look-out and stairs
    • new crushed rock path
    • replacing fencing
    • removing noxious weeds
    • landscaping

    How will the works impact me?

    Works will be staged by completing one half of the reserve at a time. This will ensure pedestrian access is maintained during the works.

    When we begin minor works to the stairs and track, temporary closure of this section is required. Onsite signage notification will be installed prior to commencement of works.

    Council and the contractor will be working closely to help minimise disruptions.

    Timing of works

    Works are proposed to commence in late May 2018 and take approximately 8 weeks to complete (weather permitting).

    If you have any questions, you’re welcome to contact me on 9942 2721. clint.nittolo@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au.

  • Upcoming Works - Mona Vale Golf Course Walkway Upgrade

    9 months ago

    As part our ‘Connected Communities’ program, we are connecting the Northern Beaches through the iconic Northern Beaches Coastal Walkway.

    We recently consulted on proposed sections of walkway from Mona Vale Golf Course to Hillcrest Avenue, Mona Vale.

    The proposed upgrade of the existing walkway behind the golf course was well received and as such, we will soon be progressing with the upgrade of this section.

    Features Include

    • 2.5m wide coloured concrete shared path
    • Minor landscaping

    How will these works impact me?

    The Mona Vale Golf Course Walkway will be temporarily closed during the upgrade works.

    Temporary detours will be required for the duration of the works

    • Detour Options via beach (Dogs not permitted)
    • Alternate detour route for Pittwater / Barrenjoey Road via Coronation Street and Golf Avenue Mona Vale

    Works will commence 26 March 2018 and take approximately 7 weeks to complete.

    We thank you for your patience during this upgrade. If you have any questions, you’re welcome to contact Rick Briske, Project Officer 9942 2473.

    As part our ‘Connected Communities’ program, we are connecting the Northern Beaches through the iconic Northern Beaches Coastal Walkway.

    We recently consulted on proposed sections of walkway from Mona Vale Golf Course to Hillcrest Avenue, Mona Vale.

    The proposed upgrade of the existing walkway behind the golf course was well received and as such, we will soon be progressing with the upgrade of this section.

    Features Include

    • 2.5m wide coloured concrete shared path
    • Minor landscaping

    How will these works impact me?

    The Mona Vale Golf Course Walkway will be temporarily closed during the upgrade works.

    Temporary detours will be required for the duration of the works

    • Detour Options via beach (Dogs not permitted)
    • Alternate detour route for Pittwater / Barrenjoey Road via Coronation Street and Golf Avenue Mona Vale

    Works will commence 26 March 2018 and take approximately 7 weeks to complete.

    We thank you for your patience during this upgrade. If you have any questions, you’re welcome to contact Rick Briske, Project Officer 9942 2473.

  • Mona Vale Golf Course - Surfview Road (Apex Park) Mona Vale

    10 months ago

    As part our ‘Connected Communities’ Program, we are connecting the Northern Beaches through the iconic Northern Beaches Coastal Walkway.

    So as to improve pedestrian access and safety through Mona Vale, we are proposing the following;

    1. Upgrade existing gravel path along the golf course to a 2.5 metre wide shared coloured concrete path
    2. Upgrade section of footpath from Golf Avenue to the existing pedestrian crossing at the southern end of Surfview Road (continuing to Seabeach Avenue outside Apex Park)

    Preliminary Design Plans

    Have Your Say

    Drop-In Sessions

    To learn more and have your say, drop-in to one of our onsite information sessions on the grassed area south of Mona Vale Surf Life Saving Club;

    • Sunday 25 February 2018: 12pm – 1pm
    • Tuesday 27 February 2018: 9am – 10am

    Make a Comment

    Can't make one of our onsite drop-in sessions? That's OK, you can also provide comment online.

    Complete feedback form

    Timing

    Works are proposed to commence in mid 2018.

    Construction Impacts

    Vehicular and pedestrian access will be maintained during the upgrade works for the section between Surfview Road – Apex Park.

    Pedestrian access through the Mona Vale Golf Course walkway will be affected however you will be notified prior to works commencing.

    Contact

    If you have any questions, you’re welcome to contact the Project Manager, Gynt Drinan on 9942 2812 or gynt.drinan@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au

    Comments close Sunday 11 March 2018

    As part our ‘Connected Communities’ Program, we are connecting the Northern Beaches through the iconic Northern Beaches Coastal Walkway.

    So as to improve pedestrian access and safety through Mona Vale, we are proposing the following;

    1. Upgrade existing gravel path along the golf course to a 2.5 metre wide shared coloured concrete path
    2. Upgrade section of footpath from Golf Avenue to the existing pedestrian crossing at the southern end of Surfview Road (continuing to Seabeach Avenue outside Apex Park)

    Preliminary Design Plans

    Have Your Say

    Drop-In Sessions

    To learn more and have your say, drop-in to one of our onsite information sessions on the grassed area south of Mona Vale Surf Life Saving Club;

    • Sunday 25 February 2018: 12pm – 1pm
    • Tuesday 27 February 2018: 9am – 10am

    Make a Comment

    Can't make one of our onsite drop-in sessions? That's OK, you can also provide comment online.

    Complete feedback form

    Timing

    Works are proposed to commence in mid 2018.

    Construction Impacts

    Vehicular and pedestrian access will be maintained during the upgrade works for the section between Surfview Road – Apex Park.

    Pedestrian access through the Mona Vale Golf Course walkway will be affected however you will be notified prior to works commencing.

    Contact

    If you have any questions, you’re welcome to contact the Project Manager, Gynt Drinan on 9942 2812 or gynt.drinan@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au

    Comments close Sunday 11 March 2018

  • Narrabeen Park Parade Warriewood - Mona Vale

    10 months ago

    As part our ‘Connected Communities’ Program, we are connecting the Northern Beaches through the development of an iconic coastal walkway.

    We are seeking feedback on preliminary design plans for various sections of footpath along Narrabeen Park Parade from Warriewood to Mona Vale.

    View the Detailed Design Plan ( Warriewood - Robert Dunn Reserve, Mona Vale)

    The proposed new sections of path will improve pedestrian access and safety along Narrabeen Park Parade, connecting into the existing walkway through Robert Dunn Reserve, Mona Vale.


    Proposed Walkway Includes;

    • Two sections of new 1.5m wide concrete path along Narrabeen Park Parade (south)
    • New 1.5m wide concrete path from Narrabeen Park Parade through reserve (south)
    • Re-alignment of parking adjacent to Warriewood Beach shops
    • Installation of new 1.5m wide concrete path in-front of re-aligned parking
    • New 1.5m walkway along Narrabeen Park Parade (eastern side) from Melbourne Avenue – Cook Terrace

    How can I have my say

    Drop-in Session

    Attend an onsite drop-in session at Robert Dunn Reserve, Mona Vale

    • Sunday 25 February 2018: 1.45pm – 2.45pm
    • Wednesday 28 February 2018: 10.30am – 11.30am
    Make a Comment

    Can't make it to one of our information drop-in sessions? Why not make a comment online?

    Comments close Sunday 11 March 2018

    If you have any questions please contact Gynt Drinan, Project Manager on 9942 2812 or Jen Moody, Community Liaison 9942 2755

    As part our ‘Connected Communities’ Program, we are connecting the Northern Beaches through the development of an iconic coastal walkway.

    We are seeking feedback on preliminary design plans for various sections of footpath along Narrabeen Park Parade from Warriewood to Mona Vale.

    View the Detailed Design Plan ( Warriewood - Robert Dunn Reserve, Mona Vale)

    The proposed new sections of path will improve pedestrian access and safety along Narrabeen Park Parade, connecting into the existing walkway through Robert Dunn Reserve, Mona Vale.


    Proposed Walkway Includes;

    • Two sections of new 1.5m wide concrete path along Narrabeen Park Parade (south)
    • New 1.5m wide concrete path from Narrabeen Park Parade through reserve (south)
    • Re-alignment of parking adjacent to Warriewood Beach shops
    • Installation of new 1.5m wide concrete path in-front of re-aligned parking
    • New 1.5m walkway along Narrabeen Park Parade (eastern side) from Melbourne Avenue – Cook Terrace

    How can I have my say

    Drop-in Session

    Attend an onsite drop-in session at Robert Dunn Reserve, Mona Vale

    • Sunday 25 February 2018: 1.45pm – 2.45pm
    • Wednesday 28 February 2018: 10.30am – 11.30am
    Make a Comment

    Can't make it to one of our information drop-in sessions? Why not make a comment online?

    Comments close Sunday 11 March 2018

    If you have any questions please contact Gynt Drinan, Project Manager on 9942 2812 or Jen Moody, Community Liaison 9942 2755
  • Hillcrest Avenue + Mona Vale Headland - Proposed New Walkway

    10 months ago

    As part our ‘Connected Communities’ Program, we are connecting the Northern Beaches through the iconic Northern Beaches Coastal Walkway.

    The proposed walkway along Hillcrest Avenue will provide a safe walking route between Mona Vale Headland Reserve to Barrenjoey Road.

    View Design for Hillcrest Avenue

    This new walkway along Hillcrest Avenue will generally be a 1.5 metre concrete footpath predominately along the northern side of the road and the southern side along the bend above Barrenjoey Road. There will be a need to construct sections of low retaining walls along some property boundaries.

    We are also proposing upgrade works along the headland.

    View Design for Mona Vale Headland

    The proposed design includes;

    • 1.5 metre concrete path
    • Sandstone seating and paved viewing area
    • Repair existing sandstone wall and existing wharf timber viewing ledge
    • Replace timber fencing

    Have Your Say

    Information Drop-In Sessions

    To learn more and have your say, drop-in to one of our onsite information sessions at Mona Vale Headland Reserve;

    • Sunday 25 February 2018: 10.00 am – 11.00 am
    • Tuesday 27 February 2018: 10.30 am – 11.30 am
    Make a Comment

    Can't make it to one of our onsite information sessions? Why not provide your feedback using our online feedback form?

    Timing of Works

    Works are proposed to commence in mid 2018. Vehicular and pedestrian access will be maintained during the upgrade works.

    Contact

    If you have any questions, you’re welcome to contact:

    Gynt Drinan, Project Manager 9942 2812 gynt.drinan@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au

    Jen Moody, Community Liaison 9942 2755 jennifer.moody@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au


    Comments close Sunday 11 March 2018

    As part our ‘Connected Communities’ Program, we are connecting the Northern Beaches through the iconic Northern Beaches Coastal Walkway.

    The proposed walkway along Hillcrest Avenue will provide a safe walking route between Mona Vale Headland Reserve to Barrenjoey Road.

    View Design for Hillcrest Avenue

    This new walkway along Hillcrest Avenue will generally be a 1.5 metre concrete footpath predominately along the northern side of the road and the southern side along the bend above Barrenjoey Road. There will be a need to construct sections of low retaining walls along some property boundaries.

    We are also proposing upgrade works along the headland.

    View Design for Mona Vale Headland

    The proposed design includes;

    • 1.5 metre concrete path
    • Sandstone seating and paved viewing area
    • Repair existing sandstone wall and existing wharf timber viewing ledge
    • Replace timber fencing

    Have Your Say

    Information Drop-In Sessions

    To learn more and have your say, drop-in to one of our onsite information sessions at Mona Vale Headland Reserve;

    • Sunday 25 February 2018: 10.00 am – 11.00 am
    • Tuesday 27 February 2018: 10.30 am – 11.30 am
    Make a Comment

    Can't make it to one of our onsite information sessions? Why not provide your feedback using our online feedback form?

    Timing of Works

    Works are proposed to commence in mid 2018. Vehicular and pedestrian access will be maintained during the upgrade works.

    Contact

    If you have any questions, you’re welcome to contact:

    Gynt Drinan, Project Manager 9942 2812 gynt.drinan@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au

    Jen Moody, Community Liaison 9942 2755 jennifer.moody@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au


    Comments close Sunday 11 March 2018