The Pittwater waterway is a natural icon and distinguishing feature of our region’s identity. The waterway is a focus for leisure, tourism and business and an important environmental asset.

The waterway is under pressure from a range of competing demands. The aim of the review is to ensure its sustainable management, embracing environmental, social, economic and governance considerations.

The review will consider how to manage competing demands including:

  • Growth in boat ownership and vessel size
  • Demand for moorings, marinas and boat infrastructure (pump out facilities, dingy storage, on-street boat parking)
  • Public access to the foreshore and waterway
  • Protection of flora and fauna
  • Recreation
  • Tourism
  • Economy and employment
  • Water quality
  • Governance and planning controls



Project timeline

  • Timeline item 1

    Online Survey

  • Timeline item 2

    Preparation of Discussion Paper

  • Timeline item 3

    Council Exhibition of discussion paper

  • Timeline item 4

    Creation of the draft Pittwater Waterway Strategy

  • Timeline item 5

    Exhibition of the draft Pittwater Waterway Strategy

Brendan Gavin

Principal Planner

Northern Beaches Council

9970 1264 or email