Events Strategy (Draft)

We are developing an Events Strategy for the Northern Beaches which aligns to our new community vision and will provide a framework to guide our approach to managing, staging and supporting events.

Complete our Survey

We are developing an Events Strategy for the Northern Beaches which aligns to our new community vision and will provide a framework to guide our approach to managing, staging and supporting events.

Complete our Survey

  • Events Strategy adopted by Council

    6 days ago

    Northern Beaches Council has adopted the Events Strategy which will deliver an exciting and vibrant mix of Council and community events over the next five years.

    The Strategy aims to:

    • ensure that events on the Northern Beaches lead to greater social, environmental and economic benefits for everyone
    • support the community to run more of their own events across the Northern Beaches to complement those run by Council.

    It includes a five-year action plan with a focus on high quality local events.

    Over 1,000 people from across the Northern Beaches provided feedback on the draft Strategy during the exhibition period by participating in an online survey, face-to-face consultation through a series of pop ups and activations at major events. There were also workshops with third party event organisers, businesses, community members and consultation with Council staff.

    Northern Beaches Council has adopted the Events Strategy which will deliver an exciting and vibrant mix of Council and community events over the next five years.

    The Strategy aims to:

    • ensure that events on the Northern Beaches lead to greater social, environmental and economic benefits for everyone
    • support the community to run more of their own events across the Northern Beaches to complement those run by Council.

    It includes a five-year action plan with a focus on high quality local events.

    Over 1,000 people from across the Northern Beaches provided feedback on the draft Strategy during the exhibition period by participating in an online survey, face-to-face consultation through a series of pop ups and activations at major events. There were also workshops with third party event organisers, businesses, community members and consultation with Council staff.

  • Draft Events Strategy on Exhibition

    7 months ago

    We are seeking feedback on our draft Events Strategy, a document designed to support the visioning, strategic planning, management and delivery of our annual event programs for the community.

    The draft Events Strategy will be open for comment from Saturday 23 December through to Sunday 11 February.


    How to get involved
    • Online
    • Email
    • In writing marked ‘Draft Events Strategy’ addressed to Northern Beaches Council, Civic Centre, 725 Pittwater Rd, Dee Why.
    The draft Strategy can also be viewed at our
    • Customer Service Centres at Manly, Dee Why and Mona Vale
    • Libraries at Manly, Dee Why and Mona Vale
    Join us at one of the drop ins planned over the coming months

    • Australia Day celebrations, Friday 26 January 2018
    - Dee Why Beach, 9-11am
    - Newport Beach 9-11am

    • World Food Markets, Gilbert Park Manly
    - Friday 19 January 2018, 5-7pm
    - Friday 2 February 2018, 5-7pm

    Enquiries, contact Mick Darda on 9976 1569

    Please note, the submission period has been extended, and now closes on Sunday 18 February 2018

    We are seeking feedback on our draft Events Strategy, a document designed to support the visioning, strategic planning, management and delivery of our annual event programs for the community.

    The draft Events Strategy will be open for comment from Saturday 23 December through to Sunday 11 February.


    How to get involved
    • Online
    • Email
    • In writing marked ‘Draft Events Strategy’ addressed to Northern Beaches Council, Civic Centre, 725 Pittwater Rd, Dee Why.
    The draft Strategy can also be viewed at our
    • Customer Service Centres at Manly, Dee Why and Mona Vale
    • Libraries at Manly, Dee Why and Mona Vale
    Join us at one of the drop ins planned over the coming months

    • Australia Day celebrations, Friday 26 January 2018
    - Dee Why Beach, 9-11am
    - Newport Beach 9-11am

    • World Food Markets, Gilbert Park Manly
    - Friday 19 January 2018, 5-7pm
    - Friday 2 February 2018, 5-7pm

    Enquiries, contact Mick Darda on 9976 1569

    Please note, the submission period has been extended, and now closes on Sunday 18 February 2018
  • Come and have a chat - pop up stall

    12 months ago

    We want to hear what you think about events in your local area. We are holding Pop-Up stalls on:

    • Sunday 6 August, 9.30am to 12pm - Organic Food Market, 35 Frenchs Forest Road East, Frenchs Forest and
    • Friday 11 August, 10am - 12pm - Beaches Market, 1472 Pittwater Road Warriewood

    Your contribution will help us shape the vision for events and create a vibrant program of events on the Northern Beaches.

    We look forward to seeing you there.

    We want to hear what you think about events in your local area. We are holding Pop-Up stalls on:

    • Sunday 6 August, 9.30am to 12pm - Organic Food Market, 35 Frenchs Forest Road East, Frenchs Forest and
    • Friday 11 August, 10am - 12pm - Beaches Market, 1472 Pittwater Road Warriewood

    Your contribution will help us shape the vision for events and create a vibrant program of events on the Northern Beaches.

    We look forward to seeing you there.

  • Community Workshops

    12 months ago

    You are invited to be part of a community workshop. Your contribution will help us shape the vision for events and create a vibrant event program on the Northern Beaches.

    Workshops are on:

    • Thursday 20 July, 6 - 8 pm at the Creative Space - 105 Abbott Rd, North Curl Curl. RSVP by 18 July
    • Tuesday 15 August, 6-8pm at Mona Vale Conference Room - 1 Park Street Mona Vale. RSVP by 25 July

    RSVP by contacting Liz Cassis on 9970 1247 or by email Liz.Cassis@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au by the above dates.

    We hope to see you at one of our workshops.

    You are invited to be part of a community workshop. Your contribution will help us shape the vision for events and create a vibrant event program on the Northern Beaches.

    Workshops are on:

    • Thursday 20 July, 6 - 8 pm at the Creative Space - 105 Abbott Rd, North Curl Curl. RSVP by 18 July
    • Tuesday 15 August, 6-8pm at Mona Vale Conference Room - 1 Park Street Mona Vale. RSVP by 25 July

    RSVP by contacting Liz Cassis on 9970 1247 or by email Liz.Cassis@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au by the above dates.

    We hope to see you at one of our workshops.

  • How to get involved

    about 1 year ago

    We need your help to develop a vibrant program of events across the Northern Beaches. Come and share your comments at one of our pop ups

    • Tuesday 6 July 12.30 – 3.30pm, Dee Why Beachfront (opposite Oaks Avenue)
    • Wednesday 7 July 12.30 – 3.30pm, Avalon (outside Woolworths - Old Barrenjoey Road)
    • Thursday 8 July 12.30 – 3.30 pm, Manly Corso (near the playground)
    • Wednesday 12 July at 10.30am – 12.30pm, Glen Street Library, Belrose

    We are also keen to hear from those community groups or individuals that hold events, to see how we can improve the event process and make it easier to host events both large and small on the Northern Beaches.

    Complete our Survey or give feedback online

    For further information, contact Liz Cassis, Project Coordinator on 9970 1247

    Comments close Sunday 3 September 2017

    We need your help to develop a vibrant program of events across the Northern Beaches. Come and share your comments at one of our pop ups

    • Tuesday 6 July 12.30 – 3.30pm, Dee Why Beachfront (opposite Oaks Avenue)
    • Wednesday 7 July 12.30 – 3.30pm, Avalon (outside Woolworths - Old Barrenjoey Road)
    • Thursday 8 July 12.30 – 3.30 pm, Manly Corso (near the playground)
    • Wednesday 12 July at 10.30am – 12.30pm, Glen Street Library, Belrose

    We are also keen to hear from those community groups or individuals that hold events, to see how we can improve the event process and make it easier to host events both large and small on the Northern Beaches.

    Complete our Survey or give feedback online

    For further information, contact Liz Cassis, Project Coordinator on 9970 1247

    Comments close Sunday 3 September 2017
  • Background

    about 1 year ago

    Events, festivals and social activities provide opportunities to bring people together and support greater connectivity between cross-sections of the community.

    The development of an Events Management Strategy and Framework will help the Northern Beaches develop a vibrant, exciting and accessible events programme, that brings our community together and attracts visitors. In the initial community engagement stage, we are reviewing event planning and would like to hear about your experience of events in your local area and what you would like to see in the future.

    Events, festivals and social activities provide opportunities to bring people together and support greater connectivity between cross-sections of the community.

    The development of an Events Management Strategy and Framework will help the Northern Beaches develop a vibrant, exciting and accessible events programme, that brings our community together and attracts visitors. In the initial community engagement stage, we are reviewing event planning and would like to hear about your experience of events in your local area and what you would like to see in the future.