Policy Reviews - Public Exhibition - 2017

With the exception of the Draft Compliance and Enforcement Policy, engagement on the 2017 policy reviews has concluded.  


Engagement on the Draft Compliance and Enforcement Policy will be carried forward to the 2018 Policy Review page.

Council's policies are reviewed regularly to keep them up to date with legislation and community expectations.

This page provides information on proposed changes and updates to policies made in 2017. We seek comments on the proposals detailed below.

Council's policies are reviewed regularly to keep them up to date with legislation and community expectations.

This page provides information on proposed changes and updates to policies made in 2017. We seek comments on the proposals detailed below.

With the exception of the Draft Compliance and Enforcement Policy, engagement on the 2017 policy reviews has concluded.  

Engagement on the Draft Compliance and Enforcement Policy will be carried forward to the 2018 Policy Review page.
  • Draft Asset Management Policy

    7 months ago

    We’re seeking comments on our Draft Asset Management Policy, which will guide how we consistently manage our assets throughout the Northern Beaches to meet the community’s needs and expectations.

    Learn More

    Have your say on the draft policy

    • Online
    • In writing marked 'Policy Review - Asset Management', to the CEO, Northern Beaches Council, 725 Pittwater Road, Dee Why, NSW, 2099

    Submissions close Sunday 14 January 2018

    Background

    Council is the custodian of a large number of physical assets that the community use every day in a number of ways. These assets include facilities such as:
    • roads
    • bridges
    • footpaths and recreational trails
    • car parks
    • furniture
    • stormwater network
    • parks and reserves
    • sportsgrounds
    • playgrounds
    • ocean pools
    • aquatic centres
    • buildings, and
    • public amenities.
    The management of these assets is guided by an Asset Management Policy, which, until now, has been done under three separate policies for the former Councils.

    In developing an integrated draft Asset Management Policy, the former policies have been reviewed, streamlined and consolidated into a single policy for Northern Beaches Council.

    The draft Policy provides guidelines for Council to consistently manage our assets throughout the Northern Beaches to meet the community’s needs and expectations in a sustainable manner.

    At its meeting on Tuesday 28 November 2017, the draft Policy was presented to Council for endorsement. The Council resolved to:

    A. Place the draft Asset Management Policy on public exhibition for a period of 28 days
    inviting submissions.

    B. Report back following close of public exhibition period.

    Following the exhibition period, the final Policy will be presented to Council for adoption with a recommendation to revoke the former Council’s policies.

    Update (3/5/18):
    At the Council meeting on 27 February 2018 the policy was adopted - resolution 198/17.

    We’re seeking comments on our Draft Asset Management Policy, which will guide how we consistently manage our assets throughout the Northern Beaches to meet the community’s needs and expectations.

    Learn More

    Have your say on the draft policy

    • Online
    • In writing marked 'Policy Review - Asset Management', to the CEO, Northern Beaches Council, 725 Pittwater Road, Dee Why, NSW, 2099

    Submissions close Sunday 14 January 2018

    Background

    Council is the custodian of a large number of physical assets that the community use every day in a number of ways. These assets include facilities such as:
    • roads
    • bridges
    • footpaths and recreational trails
    • car parks
    • furniture
    • stormwater network
    • parks and reserves
    • sportsgrounds
    • playgrounds
    • ocean pools
    • aquatic centres
    • buildings, and
    • public amenities.
    The management of these assets is guided by an Asset Management Policy, which, until now, has been done under three separate policies for the former Councils.

    In developing an integrated draft Asset Management Policy, the former policies have been reviewed, streamlined and consolidated into a single policy for Northern Beaches Council.

    The draft Policy provides guidelines for Council to consistently manage our assets throughout the Northern Beaches to meet the community’s needs and expectations in a sustainable manner.

    At its meeting on Tuesday 28 November 2017, the draft Policy was presented to Council for endorsement. The Council resolved to:

    A. Place the draft Asset Management Policy on public exhibition for a period of 28 days
    inviting submissions.

    B. Report back following close of public exhibition period.

    Following the exhibition period, the final Policy will be presented to Council for adoption with a recommendation to revoke the former Council’s policies.

    Update (3/5/18):
    At the Council meeting on 27 February 2018 the policy was adopted - resolution 198/17.

  • Policy for Appointing Community and Stakeholder Representatives to Committees

    8 months ago

    A policy has been developed to govern how community and stakeholder representatives are appointed to Council committees.

    The policy ensures appointment based on merit, consistent with relevant Charters, via an independent panel if required.

    Learn More:

    Have your say on the draft policy

    • Online
    • In writing marked 'Policy for Appointing Community and Stakeholder Representatives to Committees', to the CEO, Northern Beaches Council, 725 Pittwater Road, Dee Why, NSW, 2099
    Submissions closed Sunday 4 February 2018.

    Update 3/5/2018 - Council adopted this policy at its meeting of 17 April 2018, resolution 097/18.

    A policy has been developed to govern how community and stakeholder representatives are appointed to Council committees.

    The policy ensures appointment based on merit, consistent with relevant Charters, via an independent panel if required.

    Learn More:

    Have your say on the draft policy

    • Online
    • In writing marked 'Policy for Appointing Community and Stakeholder Representatives to Committees', to the CEO, Northern Beaches Council, 725 Pittwater Road, Dee Why, NSW, 2099
    Submissions closed Sunday 4 February 2018.

    Update 3/5/2018 - Council adopted this policy at its meeting of 17 April 2018, resolution 097/18.
  • Draft Single Use Plastics Policy

    about 1 year ago

    The production of plastic relies on non-renewable resources and produces harmful chemicals that place an inequitable burden on future generations. Plastic pollution not only has detrimental effects on human health it is also a major cause of global environmental degradation and specifics decline. We want to take leadership and partner with local businesses, community groups, our suppliers and contractors and Federal and State agencies to eliminate single use plastics.

    As a first step we have developed a Single Use Plastic Policy that will encourage responsible procurement practices within Council, increase capacity to lobby all levels of government to drive policy change and ban plastic bags, provide leadership in the community by influence local business and retail to not rely on single use plastics and build capacity within the community for change in social practice.

    View the draft policy

    Make a submission
    • Online
    • In writing addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Northern Beaches Council, Civic Centre, 725 Pittwater Road, Dee Why, 2099

    For further information, contact Tony Walmsley 9942 2761

    Comments closed: Wednesday 3 August 2017

    Update (25/8/17):
    At the Council meeting on 22 August 2017 the policy was adopted - resolution 198/17

    The production of plastic relies on non-renewable resources and produces harmful chemicals that place an inequitable burden on future generations. Plastic pollution not only has detrimental effects on human health it is also a major cause of global environmental degradation and specifics decline. We want to take leadership and partner with local businesses, community groups, our suppliers and contractors and Federal and State agencies to eliminate single use plastics.

    As a first step we have developed a Single Use Plastic Policy that will encourage responsible procurement practices within Council, increase capacity to lobby all levels of government to drive policy change and ban plastic bags, provide leadership in the community by influence local business and retail to not rely on single use plastics and build capacity within the community for change in social practice.

    View the draft policy

    Make a submission
    • Online
    • In writing addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Northern Beaches Council, Civic Centre, 725 Pittwater Road, Dee Why, 2099

    For further information, contact Tony Walmsley 9942 2761

    Comments closed: Wednesday 3 August 2017

    Update (25/8/17):
    At the Council meeting on 22 August 2017 the policy was adopted - resolution 198/17

  • Draft Waste Minimisation at Functions and Events Policy

    about 1 year ago

    The Northern Beaches is increasingly popular for public events.

    A harmonised Council Policy is a high priority to promote waste avoidance and increase resource recovery at all events held on Council property and public spaces within the Northern Beaches local government area.

    Whilst a comprehensive review and rationalisation of all the policies of the former three councils is underway, it is considered a priority for Council to demonstrate its commitment to acting as a leader in the community for sustainable behaviour, by ensuring that Council and community events are as sustainable as possible.

    Read the

    Make a submission:

    • Online
    • In writing addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Northern Beaches Council, Civic Centre, 725 Pittwater Road, Dee Why, 2099

    Further background information can be obtained from Stacey Wright 9976 1651

    Submissions closed Sunday 13 Aug 2017

    Update 25/8/17:

    At the council meeting on 22 August 2017 the policy was adopted - resolution 199/17

    The Northern Beaches is increasingly popular for public events.

    A harmonised Council Policy is a high priority to promote waste avoidance and increase resource recovery at all events held on Council property and public spaces within the Northern Beaches local government area.

    Whilst a comprehensive review and rationalisation of all the policies of the former three councils is underway, it is considered a priority for Council to demonstrate its commitment to acting as a leader in the community for sustainable behaviour, by ensuring that Council and community events are as sustainable as possible.

    Read the

    Make a submission:

    • Online
    • In writing addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Northern Beaches Council, Civic Centre, 725 Pittwater Road, Dee Why, 2099

    Further background information can be obtained from Stacey Wright 9976 1651

    Submissions closed Sunday 13 Aug 2017

    Update 25/8/17:

    At the council meeting on 22 August 2017 the policy was adopted - resolution 199/17

  • Draft Compliance and Enforcement Policy

    about 1 year ago

    Prior to amalgamation, each of the three former Councils had their own compliance and enforcement policies which were carried over to the new Council. The purpose of the Draft Compliance and Enforcement Policy is to support a single enforcement approach across the northern beaches and to provide for consistency and transparency in decision making.

    More information

    Attend a drop in session
    • Thu 27 July, 6-8pm, Council Chambers, Belgrave Street Manly
    • Sat 29 July, 2-4pm, Mona Vale Conference Room, 1 Park Street Mona Vale

    Make a submission
    • Online
    • In writing addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Northern Beaches Council, Civic Centre, 725 Pittwater Road, Dee Why, 2099

    Further background information can be obtained from Darren Greenow on 9970 1275

    Submissions closed Sunday 6 August 2017

    Project update - a report to Council on 28 November 2017 will recommend adoption of the draft policy.

    View the Council report (Item 10.1, page 127)

    Project update - at the Council meeting on 28 November 2017, it was resolved:

    A. That Council defers consideration of the Compliance and Enforcement Policy until the Enforcement Guidelines have been developed and the Guidelines have been put on public exhibition.

    B. The Compliance and Enforcement Policy and the Enforcement Guidelines mirror each other
    during the engagement period.

    View the Council minutes (Item 10.1, page 18)

    Public exhibition of the Compliance and Enforcement Policy and Enforcement Guidelines will take place in the first half of 2018.

    Prior to amalgamation, each of the three former Councils had their own compliance and enforcement policies which were carried over to the new Council. The purpose of the Draft Compliance and Enforcement Policy is to support a single enforcement approach across the northern beaches and to provide for consistency and transparency in decision making.

    More information

    Attend a drop in session
    • Thu 27 July, 6-8pm, Council Chambers, Belgrave Street Manly
    • Sat 29 July, 2-4pm, Mona Vale Conference Room, 1 Park Street Mona Vale

    Make a submission
    • Online
    • In writing addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Northern Beaches Council, Civic Centre, 725 Pittwater Road, Dee Why, 2099

    Further background information can be obtained from Darren Greenow on 9970 1275

    Submissions closed Sunday 6 August 2017

    Project update - a report to Council on 28 November 2017 will recommend adoption of the draft policy.

    View the Council report (Item 10.1, page 127)

    Project update - at the Council meeting on 28 November 2017, it was resolved:

    A. That Council defers consideration of the Compliance and Enforcement Policy until the Enforcement Guidelines have been developed and the Guidelines have been put on public exhibition.

    B. The Compliance and Enforcement Policy and the Enforcement Guidelines mirror each other
    during the engagement period.

    View the Council minutes (Item 10.1, page 18)

    Public exhibition of the Compliance and Enforcement Policy and Enforcement Guidelines will take place in the first half of 2018.

  • Draft Access to Information Policy

    about 1 year ago

    Access to Information is predominantly guided by legislation (Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009); this policy sets out Northern Beaches Council’s commitment to transparency, provision of information and pro-active release of information. The policy has been developed with the former Warringah policy used as a base with a review of both policies from the former Manly and Pittwater Councils.
    More information:

    Make a submission:

    • Online
    • In writing addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Northern Beaches Council, Civic Centre, 725 Pittwater Road, Dee Why, 2099
    Further background information can be obtained from Chris Wilson on 9942 2352
      Submissions closed 2 July 2017

      Update 28 July 2017: Amended Policy adopted at Council meeting on 25 July 2017

      Access to Information is predominantly guided by legislation (Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009); this policy sets out Northern Beaches Council’s commitment to transparency, provision of information and pro-active release of information. The policy has been developed with the former Warringah policy used as a base with a review of both policies from the former Manly and Pittwater Councils.
      More information:

      Make a submission:

      • Online
      • In writing addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Northern Beaches Council, Civic Centre, 725 Pittwater Road, Dee Why, 2099
      Further background information can be obtained from Chris Wilson on 9942 2352
        Submissions closed 2 July 2017

        Update 28 July 2017: Amended Policy adopted at Council meeting on 25 July 2017
      • Draft Enterprise Risk Management Policy

        about 1 year ago

        The draft policy is a critical component of the Northern Beaches Council Enterprise Risk Management Framework. This policy integrates the best of the previous three Council’s approaches to risk management. It will provide a foundation for the Framework to ensure a holistic, consistent and systematic approach is followed to manage risks at all levels throughout Council and align with the Australian/New Zealand Risk Management Standard: AS/NZS ISO 3100:2009.
        More information:

        Make a submission:

        • Online
        • In writing addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Northern Beaches Council, Civic Centre, 725 Pittwater Road, Dee Why, 2099
        Further background information can be obtained from Marnie Van Dyk on 9970 1147
          Submissions closed 2 July 2017

          Update 28 July 2017: Amended Policy adopted at Council meeting on 25 July 2017

          The draft policy is a critical component of the Northern Beaches Council Enterprise Risk Management Framework. This policy integrates the best of the previous three Council’s approaches to risk management. It will provide a foundation for the Framework to ensure a holistic, consistent and systematic approach is followed to manage risks at all levels throughout Council and align with the Australian/New Zealand Risk Management Standard: AS/NZS ISO 3100:2009.
          More information:

          Make a submission:

          • Online
          • In writing addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Northern Beaches Council, Civic Centre, 725 Pittwater Road, Dee Why, 2099
          Further background information can be obtained from Marnie Van Dyk on 9970 1147
            Submissions closed 2 July 2017

            Update 28 July 2017: Amended Policy adopted at Council meeting on 25 July 2017
          • Draft Mayoral Discretionary Fund Policy

            about 1 year ago

            The draft policy replaces adopted policies from the former Warringah and Pittwater Councils and references to the former Manly Council’s Payment of Expenses & Provision of Facilities to Mayor and Councillors. The draft policy provides a framework for the Mayor, on behalf of Council, to respond to requests for financial assistance to support individuals, local initiatives and community organisations with small financial donations.
            The Mayoral Discretionary Fund policy integrates the overall purpose of the previous policies for Warringah and Pittwater Councils while ensuring a transparent, consistent and equitable approach to supporting requests from the community that fall outside the Council’s grants programs.

            More information:

            Make a submission:

            • Online
            • In writing addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Northern Beaches Council, Civic Centre, 725 Pittwater Road, Dee Why, 2099
            Further background information can be obtained from Nicki Adams on 9942 2422
              Submissions closed 2 July 2017

              Update 28 July 2017: Amended Policy adopted at Council meeting on 25 July 2017

              The draft policy replaces adopted policies from the former Warringah and Pittwater Councils and references to the former Manly Council’s Payment of Expenses & Provision of Facilities to Mayor and Councillors. The draft policy provides a framework for the Mayor, on behalf of Council, to respond to requests for financial assistance to support individuals, local initiatives and community organisations with small financial donations.
              The Mayoral Discretionary Fund policy integrates the overall purpose of the previous policies for Warringah and Pittwater Councils while ensuring a transparent, consistent and equitable approach to supporting requests from the community that fall outside the Council’s grants programs.

              More information:

              Make a submission:

              • Online
              • In writing addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Northern Beaches Council, Civic Centre, 725 Pittwater Road, Dee Why, 2099
              Further background information can be obtained from Nicki Adams on 9942 2422
                Submissions closed 2 July 2017

                Update 28 July 2017: Amended Policy adopted at Council meeting on 25 July 2017
              • Draft Privacy Policy

                about 1 year ago

                The draft policy is entirely new as none of the former councils had a Privacy Policy. All former councils had a Privacy Management Plan which have now been replaced with this high level policy and the Privacy Management (Plan) Procedure.

                More information:

                Make a submission:

                • Online
                • In writing addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Northern Beaches Council, Civic Centre, 725 Pittwater Road, Dee Why, 2099
                Further background information can be obtained from Chris Wilson on 9942 2352
                  Submissions closed 2 July 2017

                  Update 28 July 2017: Amended Policy adopted at Council meeting on 25 July 2017

                  The draft policy is entirely new as none of the former councils had a Privacy Policy. All former councils had a Privacy Management Plan which have now been replaced with this high level policy and the Privacy Management (Plan) Procedure.

                  More information:

                  Make a submission:

                  • Online
                  • In writing addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Northern Beaches Council, Civic Centre, 725 Pittwater Road, Dee Why, 2099
                  Further background information can be obtained from Chris Wilson on 9942 2352
                    Submissions closed 2 July 2017

                    Update 28 July 2017: Amended Policy adopted at Council meeting on 25 July 2017
                  • Draft Procurement Policy

                    about 1 year ago

                    The draft policy replaces former Council adopted policies from Pittwater and Manly and an internal policy from Warringah. The draft policy provides the framework for Northern Beaches Council to achieve value for money from their procurement whilst being fair, ethical and transparent. It covers seven principles which are to guide all procurement activities:
                    • Value for Money;
                    • Ethics and Probity;
                    • Equity;
                    • Environmental Sustainability;
                    • Social Sustainability and Local Supplier Engagement;
                    • Compliance;
                    • and a Robust Procurement Framework.

                    More information:

                    Make a submission:

                    • Online
                    • In writing addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Northern Beaches Council, Civic Centre, 725 Pittwater Road, Dee Why, 2099
                    Further background information can be obtained from Lisa Neal on 9942 2945
                      Submissions closed 2 July 2017

                      Update 28 July 2017: Amended Policy adopted at Council meeting on 25 July 2017

                      The draft policy replaces former Council adopted policies from Pittwater and Manly and an internal policy from Warringah. The draft policy provides the framework for Northern Beaches Council to achieve value for money from their procurement whilst being fair, ethical and transparent. It covers seven principles which are to guide all procurement activities:
                      • Value for Money;
                      • Ethics and Probity;
                      • Equity;
                      • Environmental Sustainability;
                      • Social Sustainability and Local Supplier Engagement;
                      • Compliance;
                      • and a Robust Procurement Framework.

                      More information:

                      Make a submission:

                      • Online
                      • In writing addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Northern Beaches Council, Civic Centre, 725 Pittwater Road, Dee Why, 2099
                      Further background information can be obtained from Lisa Neal on 9942 2945
                        Submissions closed 2 July 2017

                        Update 28 July 2017: Amended Policy adopted at Council meeting on 25 July 2017