At its meeting on Tuesday 17 December, it was resolved that Council:

1. Note the outcomes of the public exhibition process and Council’s proposed response to the feedback received.

2. Adopt Protect. Create. Live – Northern Beaches Environment and Climate Change Strategy 2040.

View the minutes of the 17 December 2019 Council meeting (Item 11.1, p.18)

View the Council Report presented on 17 December 2019 (Item 11.1, p.68)

Protect. Create. Live.

We're excited to share with you the draft Protect. Create. Live – Northern Beaches Environment and Climate Change Strategy 2040, our plan for a healthy and diverse natural environment that is respected, supported and celebrated. The draft strategy is the result of extensive research and consultation. It will help us deliver the Protection of the Environment and the Environmental Sustainability community outcomes within Shape 2028 – The Northern Beaches Community Strategic Plan.

The commitments we have chosen for this draft strategy are ambitious and our aspirations even more so. They aim to drive the urgent and ongoing action required to address the challenges our environment faces.

The draft strategy is set out into three main directions: Protect. Create. Live.

Submissions closed Sunday 10 November 2019.


We’ve divided the draft strategy into five sections and made it interactive in the tiles below. You can read and comment directly in each. COMMENTS CLOSED


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