My Place: Avalon

We will be working together with you, our community, to develop a Place Plan for Avalon that reflects your values for this unique place.

Through new and inspiring ways of engaging, Northern Beaches Council is seeking input from you. We 're planning a variety of representative and accessible engagement activities to reach more people and get more ideas for Avalon.

We will be working together with you, our community, to develop a Place Plan for Avalon that reflects your values for this unique place.

Through new and inspiring ways of engaging, Northern Beaches Council is seeking input from you. We 're planning a variety of representative and accessible engagement activities to reach more people and get more ideas for Avalon.

  • Project update - 26 November 2018

    15 days ago
    Avalon place plan vision

    Second CRG meeting held

    The Community Reference Group held its second workshop on 14 November at the Avalon Recreation Centre.

    The group finalised the vision for the Avalon Place Plan -

    "Avalon is a relaxed and peaceful coastal village, embracing and nurturing the natural environment, celebrating creativity and community connection".

    The team is currently finalising the "Spotlight on Avalon" document, which will be published on this webpage as soon as it is available.

    Introducing your CRG

    The following people are members of the CRG. Some names have been withheld to protect participant privacy.

    Name

    Group represented

    Catherine Kerr

    Local Community (Clareville and Bilgola Plateau Residents' Association)

    Richard West

    Local Community (Palm/Whale Beach Residents Association)

    Billy Bragg

    Local Community

    Awaiting permission

    Local Community

    Sue Boaden

    Local Community

    Robert Hopton

    Avalon Surf Club

    Conrad Grayson

    Avalon Preservation Association

    Simone Sinclaire

    Business Chamber

    Alvaro Del Campo

    Young family with kids

    Sam Creecy

    Young person aged between 18-25

    Marilyn Guion

    Inclusive communities

    Sophie Butler

    Heritage

    Teacher

    Barrenjoey High

    Awaiting permission

    Art and Culture

    Student

    Barrenjoey Year 10

    Sandra Morgan

    Sports Groups (Careel Bay Tennis Club)


    What's next?

    We will shortly be publishing the "Spotlight on Avalon".

    The purpose of "Spotlight on Avalon" is to present the key findings of the community engagement period, including the establishment of a shared community vision, community values, priorities for action and future directions for Avalon. In essence the report provides a clear roadmap for the development and preparation of the Avalon Place Plan.

    Thank you for your ongoing interest in this project.

    Second CRG meeting held

    The Community Reference Group held its second workshop on 14 November at the Avalon Recreation Centre.

    The group finalised the vision for the Avalon Place Plan -

    "Avalon is a relaxed and peaceful coastal village, embracing and nurturing the natural environment, celebrating creativity and community connection".

    The team is currently finalising the "Spotlight on Avalon" document, which will be published on this webpage as soon as it is available.

    Introducing your CRG

    The following people are members of the CRG. Some names have been withheld to protect participant privacy.

    Name

    Group represented

    Catherine Kerr

    Local Community (Clareville and Bilgola Plateau Residents' Association)

    Richard West

    Local Community (Palm/Whale Beach Residents Association)

    Billy Bragg

    Local Community

    Awaiting permission

    Local Community

    Sue Boaden

    Local Community

    Robert Hopton

    Avalon Surf Club

    Conrad Grayson

    Avalon Preservation Association

    Simone Sinclaire

    Business Chamber

    Alvaro Del Campo

    Young family with kids

    Sam Creecy

    Young person aged between 18-25

    Marilyn Guion

    Inclusive communities

    Sophie Butler

    Heritage

    Teacher

    Barrenjoey High

    Awaiting permission

    Art and Culture

    Student

    Barrenjoey Year 10

    Sandra Morgan

    Sports Groups (Careel Bay Tennis Club)


    What's next?

    We will shortly be publishing the "Spotlight on Avalon".

    The purpose of "Spotlight on Avalon" is to present the key findings of the community engagement period, including the establishment of a shared community vision, community values, priorities for action and future directions for Avalon. In essence the report provides a clear roadmap for the development and preparation of the Avalon Place Plan.

    Thank you for your ongoing interest in this project.
  • Update - 9 November 2018

    about 1 month ago
    Avalon place plan   workshop update image   project webpage

    Thanks for your interest in the Avalon Place Plan project.

    My Place: Avalon Community Reference Group

    The My Place: Avalon Community Reference Group (CRG) has been established and held its first meeting on Wednesday 17 October 2018.

    In accordance with the Terms of Reference, there is representation on the CRG from Avalon Preservation Association, Whale Beach and Palm Beach Association, Clareville and Bilgola Plateau Residents’ Association, Avalon Surf Club, Avalon Palm Beach Business Chamber, Local Sports Association (Careel Bay Tennis Club), Families with young children, Person aged 18 – 25 years, Local School Representative plus teacher support, Inclusionary/ Disability interest, Arts and Culture, Environment and Heritage and three local community members not affiliated with a particular group.

    Eight members of the group were able to attend the first session.

    The focus of the first meeting was to provide the Avalon CRG with information and feedback on the range of community engagement activities held between May and August 2018 (Stage 1 engagement).

    The CRG undertook two workshop activities that focused on refining the community vision and further developing an understanding of the Care Factor Values and priorities gathered during Stage 1 engagement and what they mean in the Avalon context.


    The second Avalon CRG workshop is scheduled for 15 November 2018. At the workshop the CRG will hear from technical experts and work with Council to identify opportunities for addressing the key priorities and directions.

    Council will also discuss permission to post the names of the representatives with the CRG members at the next meeting.

    What’s Next?

    Council is finalising the Spotlight on Avalon: Snapshot & Community Engagement Report (Spotlight document) with the assistance of the Avalon CRG.

    The Spotlight document will provide a roadmap for the development and preparation of the Avalon Place Plan. The purpose of the document is to present the key findings of the community engagement including the establishment of a shared community vision, community values, priorities for action and future directions for Avalon.

    We anticipate the Spotlight document will be finalised after the second Avalon CRG Workshop. Once finalised the Spotlight document will be available online and distributed to all registered stakeholders.

    We know that the Avalon community is passionate about their place so we will continue to provide opportunities for you to get involved and keep up-to-date with what’s happening.

    Thank you for your continued interest in this project.

    Thanks for your interest in the Avalon Place Plan project.

    My Place: Avalon Community Reference Group

    The My Place: Avalon Community Reference Group (CRG) has been established and held its first meeting on Wednesday 17 October 2018.

    In accordance with the Terms of Reference, there is representation on the CRG from Avalon Preservation Association, Whale Beach and Palm Beach Association, Clareville and Bilgola Plateau Residents’ Association, Avalon Surf Club, Avalon Palm Beach Business Chamber, Local Sports Association (Careel Bay Tennis Club), Families with young children, Person aged 18 – 25 years, Local School Representative plus teacher support, Inclusionary/ Disability interest, Arts and Culture, Environment and Heritage and three local community members not affiliated with a particular group.

    Eight members of the group were able to attend the first session.

    The focus of the first meeting was to provide the Avalon CRG with information and feedback on the range of community engagement activities held between May and August 2018 (Stage 1 engagement).

    The CRG undertook two workshop activities that focused on refining the community vision and further developing an understanding of the Care Factor Values and priorities gathered during Stage 1 engagement and what they mean in the Avalon context.


    The second Avalon CRG workshop is scheduled for 15 November 2018. At the workshop the CRG will hear from technical experts and work with Council to identify opportunities for addressing the key priorities and directions.

    Council will also discuss permission to post the names of the representatives with the CRG members at the next meeting.

    What’s Next?

    Council is finalising the Spotlight on Avalon: Snapshot & Community Engagement Report (Spotlight document) with the assistance of the Avalon CRG.

    The Spotlight document will provide a roadmap for the development and preparation of the Avalon Place Plan. The purpose of the document is to present the key findings of the community engagement including the establishment of a shared community vision, community values, priorities for action and future directions for Avalon.

    We anticipate the Spotlight document will be finalised after the second Avalon CRG Workshop. Once finalised the Spotlight document will be available online and distributed to all registered stakeholders.

    We know that the Avalon community is passionate about their place so we will continue to provide opportunities for you to get involved and keep up-to-date with what’s happening.

    Thank you for your continued interest in this project.
  • Nominations are open for My Place: Avalon Community Reference Group

    by delete, 5 months ago

    Northern Beaches Council is calling for interested community members to nominate for the My Place: Avalon Community Reference Group (CRG).

    The CRG will provide a forum for discussions between Council and the local community as part of the preparation of a Place Plan for Avalon.

    The Terms of Reference sets out the working arrangements for the CRG including project aims, purpose and other information applicants need to provide with their nomination.

    Please read the Terms of Reference before applying.

    How to nominate

    · Online

    · By email marked ‘Nomination My Place: Avalon Community Reference Group’

    · In writing to the CEO, Northern Beaches Council, PO Box 82, Manly NSW 1655, marked ‘Nomination My Place: Avalon Community Reference Group’

    If you would like to find out more, please contact Joyce Jiang, Strategic Planner on 9970 1158.

    Nominations close: Monday 27 August 2018

    Northern Beaches Council is calling for interested community members to nominate for the My Place: Avalon Community Reference Group (CRG).

    The CRG will provide a forum for discussions between Council and the local community as part of the preparation of a Place Plan for Avalon.

    The Terms of Reference sets out the working arrangements for the CRG including project aims, purpose and other information applicants need to provide with their nomination.

    Please read the Terms of Reference before applying.

    How to nominate

    · Online

    · By email marked ‘Nomination My Place: Avalon Community Reference Group’

    · In writing to the CEO, Northern Beaches Council, PO Box 82, Manly NSW 1655, marked ‘Nomination My Place: Avalon Community Reference Group’

    If you would like to find out more, please contact Joyce Jiang, Strategic Planner on 9970 1158.

    Nominations close: Monday 27 August 2018
  • Pop up stalls

    by delete, 5 months ago

    We are hosting a series of ‘Pop Up’ stalls in Avalon throughout July.

    This is your chance to tell us what you think about the opportunities for change and challenges present in the Avalon Village Centre.

    View site map

    Pop ups will be held:

    • Wed 11 July: 8 - 11am (Outside Avalon Woolworths)
    • Thu 12 July: 10am - 1pm (Outside Avalon Recreation Centre)
    • Tue 17 July: 11am - 2pm (Outside Avalon Recreation Centre)
    • Sat 21 July: 8 - 11am (Dunbar Park – Avalon Car Boot Sale)
    • Sun 22 July: 9am -12pm (Palm Beach Market, Governor Phillip Park)
    • Mon 23 July: 2 - 5pm (Outside Avalon Woolworths)
    • Fri 27 July: 8 - 11am (Outside Avalon Woolworths)
    • Sat 28 July: 1 - 4pm (Outside Avalon Woolworths)

    Note: Pop up dates, times and locations may vary subject to adverse weather conditions. We will update this page with changes as they occur.

    If you are unable to visit one of the pop up stalls, please tell us what you think on our online comments form.

    The information collected from the pop ups and online comment forms will help us create a shared community vision for Avalon and establish the direction for the My Place: Avalon project and future draft Avalon Place Plan.

    We are hosting a series of ‘Pop Up’ stalls in Avalon throughout July.

    This is your chance to tell us what you think about the opportunities for change and challenges present in the Avalon Village Centre.

    View site map

    Pop ups will be held:

    • Wed 11 July: 8 - 11am (Outside Avalon Woolworths)
    • Thu 12 July: 10am - 1pm (Outside Avalon Recreation Centre)
    • Tue 17 July: 11am - 2pm (Outside Avalon Recreation Centre)
    • Sat 21 July: 8 - 11am (Dunbar Park – Avalon Car Boot Sale)
    • Sun 22 July: 9am -12pm (Palm Beach Market, Governor Phillip Park)
    • Mon 23 July: 2 - 5pm (Outside Avalon Woolworths)
    • Fri 27 July: 8 - 11am (Outside Avalon Woolworths)
    • Sat 28 July: 1 - 4pm (Outside Avalon Woolworths)

    Note: Pop up dates, times and locations may vary subject to adverse weather conditions. We will update this page with changes as they occur.

    If you are unable to visit one of the pop up stalls, please tell us what you think on our online comments form.

    The information collected from the pop ups and online comment forms will help us create a shared community vision for Avalon and establish the direction for the My Place: Avalon project and future draft Avalon Place Plan.

  • Project Update

    5 months ago

    Two visioning workshops were held with key stakeholders on 30 June 2018 and 4 July 2018. The visioning workshops were designed to capture a wide range of opinions from different sectors including representatives from local resident groups, education, sustainable environment, and art and cultural organisations.

    A series of pop up stalls planned for July will build on the outcomes of the visioning workshop and help us identify the challenges and opportunities for change in Avalon Town Centre.

    For more information please contact Joyce Jiang, Strategic Planner, 9970 1158 or by email


    Two visioning workshops were held with key stakeholders on 30 June 2018 and 4 July 2018. The visioning workshops were designed to capture a wide range of opinions from different sectors including representatives from local resident groups, education, sustainable environment, and art and cultural organisations.

    A series of pop up stalls planned for July will build on the outcomes of the visioning workshop and help us identify the challenges and opportunities for change in Avalon Town Centre.

    For more information please contact Joyce Jiang, Strategic Planner, 9970 1158 or by email


  • Care Factor Survey is now closed

    by delete, 5 months ago

    The online survey, carried out by PlaceScore between 11 May 2018 and 1 July 2018, has now closed. A total of 848 responses were collected during the survey period and a Community Insight Report with the key findings from the survey and the 190 PX assessments undertaken will be available on the website from the middle of July.

    The survey results will provide a systematic approach to data collection across the Northern Beaches helping Council make evidence-based decisions and measure trends and change over time.

    The survey results will be available for the community to view on Council’s website towards...

    The online survey, carried out by PlaceScore between 11 May 2018 and 1 July 2018, has now closed. A total of 848 responses were collected during the survey period and a Community Insight Report with the key findings from the survey and the 190 PX assessments undertaken will be available on the website from the middle of July.

    The survey results will provide a systematic approach to data collection across the Northern Beaches helping Council make evidence-based decisions and measure trends and change over time.

    The survey results will be available for the community to view on Council’s website towards late July.

  • Care Factor survey - now open

    by delete, 7 months ago

    The Care Factor survey hosted by PLACESCORE is now open.

    As the first stage of engagement on Avalon Place Plan, we’re asking people who live, work or visit Avalon - what makes our town centres and villages better places to be?

    Council will also be holding Visioning Workshops and establishing a Community Reference Group. These will comprise of local stakeholders including community, industry, business, club and group representatives.

    Further opportunities to have 'Your Say' will also be available online and in person at drop-in sessions (dates to be confirmed).

    Please follow the link to complete the survey: placescore.org/nbeaches

    Survey open until 11.59 pm on Sunday 1 July 2018.

    The Care Factor survey hosted by PLACESCORE is now open.

    As the first stage of engagement on Avalon Place Plan, we’re asking people who live, work or visit Avalon - what makes our town centres and villages better places to be?

    Council will also be holding Visioning Workshops and establishing a Community Reference Group. These will comprise of local stakeholders including community, industry, business, club and group representatives.

    Further opportunities to have 'Your Say' will also be available online and in person at drop-in sessions (dates to be confirmed).

    Please follow the link to complete the survey: placescore.org/nbeaches

    Survey open until 11.59 pm on Sunday 1 July 2018.

  • Get involved

    by delete, 7 months ago

    We will be working together with you, our community, to develop a Place Plan for Avalon that reflects your values for this unique place.

    Through new and inspiring ways of engaging, Northern Beaches Council is seeking input from you. We 're planning a variety of representative and accessible engagement activities to reach more people and more ideas for a greater Avalon.

    Our engagement will start with a thorough information gathering exercise run by an independent research agency called PLACESCORE. It focuses on understanding what makes a place, a great place to be.

    Over the next month, PLACESCORE will conduct a range of online and face-to-face surveys with you. These will identify Avalon's attributes and physical characteristics that make it an enjoyable place.

    We will also be holding Visioning Workshops and establishing a Community Reference Group. These will comprise of local stakeholders including community, industry, business, club and group representatives.

    During public exhibition of the draft Avalon Place Plan opportunities to have 'Your Say' will also be available online and in person at drop-in sessions (dates to be confirmed).

    We will be working together with you, our community, to develop a Place Plan for Avalon that reflects your values for this unique place.

    Through new and inspiring ways of engaging, Northern Beaches Council is seeking input from you. We 're planning a variety of representative and accessible engagement activities to reach more people and more ideas for a greater Avalon.

    Our engagement will start with a thorough information gathering exercise run by an independent research agency called PLACESCORE. It focuses on understanding what makes a place, a great place to be.

    Over the next month, PLACESCORE will conduct a range of online and face-to-face surveys with you. These will identify Avalon's attributes and physical characteristics that make it an enjoyable place.

    We will also be holding Visioning Workshops and establishing a Community Reference Group. These will comprise of local stakeholders including community, industry, business, club and group representatives.

    During public exhibition of the draft Avalon Place Plan opportunities to have 'Your Say' will also be available online and in person at drop-in sessions (dates to be confirmed).

  • Background

    by delete, 7 months ago

    We are preparing an Avalon Place Plan to coordinate a consistent approach to planning for the area.

    A Place Plan aims to:

    - create places designed for people
    - attract the right uses to the right places
    - provide a focal point for employment and deliver high quality urban design outcomes
    - improve connectivity in and around the centre, especially for pedestrians
    - recognise the importance of streets as community spaces and destinations.

    The Place Plan is an action-oriented strategy focused on the community’s connection to place. It establishes an area's vision and path forward, allowing incremental change that is aligned with the current and future community needs.

    The heart of the Avalon Place Plan process is to inspire and stimulate the community to work together to create a greater Avalon that people love and connect with.

    We are preparing an Avalon Place Plan to coordinate a consistent approach to planning for the area.

    A Place Plan aims to:

    - create places designed for people
    - attract the right uses to the right places
    - provide a focal point for employment and deliver high quality urban design outcomes
    - improve connectivity in and around the centre, especially for pedestrians
    - recognise the importance of streets as community spaces and destinations.

    The Place Plan is an action-oriented strategy focused on the community’s connection to place. It establishes an area's vision and path forward, allowing incremental change that is aligned with the current and future community needs.

    The heart of the Avalon Place Plan process is to inspire and stimulate the community to work together to create a greater Avalon that people love and connect with.