Share your ideas

about Governor Phillip Park

We're reviewing and updating the Plan of Management for Governor Phillip Park, Palm Beach and considering the recreational, environmental, social and cultural values and characteristics of the area.

The plan will guide the use and management of the park to meet community needs now and into the future.

We want to know how you use the park, what you value and any ideas and aspirations you have for this well-loved area.

Take a look at the site plan which identifies key locations and current uses. Check out the image gallery to see the park in pictures.

How can you get involved?

We'd love to hear your thoughts and see your own images of the area. Tell us how you use the park today, what you like most about the park, and your ideas and aspirations for improvements. You can provide your comments and load images to our ideas board.

Or, if you prefer, you can fill in our survey which will provide us with more nuanced information which will help us refine details of the plan.

Choose how you'd like to respond

Add to our ideas board or provide more detail by completing our survey. You can choose to complete either or both. We'll use what you tell us to inform the next stage of our planning for this iconic location.

Project background

Governor Phillip Park is nestled between the distinctive Barrenjoey Head and Beach Road, Palm Beach, flanked on either side by the ocean and Pittwater. It is a special place and a well-loved part of the Northern Beaches area.

We are planning our approach to revising the Plan of Management (PoM) for Governor Phillip Park.

The revised PoM will consider current and future management and use of the entire park, including a dog-off leash area trial. You can read the existing PoM for the park here.

Broad community engagement will be undertaken as we develop the new PoM. Our first action is to gather your ideas and aspirations for the park.

Dog off-leash areas

At the Council meeting on 22 August 2023 Council resolved to prepare draft Plans of Management (PoM) for Governor Phillip Park, Palm Beach and Mona Vale Beach (southern end) and incorporate proposals for dog off-leash area trials at Palm Beach (north) and Mona Vale Beach (south).

You can read the Council report and Minutes from this meeting for more detail.

If you would like more information about the proposed dog off-leash area trials at Palm Beach (north) and at Mona Vale Beach (south), please visit the Your Say page.


Timeline

Key dates

  • Timeline item 1 - active

    Apr - Jun 2024: Idea gathering

    Gathering your ideas and aspirations for this area

  • Timeline item 2 - incomplete

    Jun - Jul 2024: Review and report

    Review community ideas and report what we heard

  • Timeline item 3 - incomplete

    Aug - Oct 2024: Prepare the draft PoM

  • Timeline item 4 - incomplete

    Nov 2024: Refer draft PoM to NSW Government

  • Timeline item 5 - incomplete

    Feb 2025: Report draft PoM to Council

    Requesting public exhibition

  • Timeline item 6 - incomplete

    Mar - Apr 2025: Public exhibition

    Gathering your feedback on our draft PoM

  • Timeline item 7 - incomplete

    May 2025: Review community feedback, update draft PoM

  • Timeline item 8 - incomplete

    Jun 2025: Report updated draft PoM to NSW Government

  • Timeline item 9 - incomplete

    Aug 2025: Report updated draft PoM to Council

    Requesting adoption

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