Over the past few years, the resilience of our country has been put to the test on multiple fronts as a result of fires, storms, floods and the COVID-19 pandemic.
We have developed the Northern Beaches Resilience Strategy - Withstand. Adapt. Thrive. to help build the collective resilience of the community and reduce the impact of such shocks and stresses.
Between 9 May 2022 and 8 June 2022 we consulted with you on our draft strategy. We received a total of 23 submissions during the public exhibition period.
Thank you to everyone who provided feedback. Overall there was a lot of support for the draft strategy. Several minor amendments have been made to the draft document in response to the feedback.
At the meeting on Tuesday 28 June 2022, Council adopted the Northern Beaches Resilience Strategy - Withstand. Adapt. Thrive.
The strategy sets out key directions, priorities and actions to help prepare the community to withstand, adapt and transform in the face of adversity.
View the Council Minutes (Item 11.1, page 9)
View the Council Report (Item 11.1, page 82) and Attachment Booklet 1 (Item 11.1, page 125) that contains the community engagement report for the public exhibition.
Creating a more connected community
The draft strategy was developed on the back of extensive community and stakeholder engagement conducted over a six-month period in 2021.
We heard that main areas of concern include natural disasters, housing affordability, climate change, environmental degradation/pollution, mental health, and critical infrastructure failure.
A more connected community was noted as the most crucial element of resilience.
During the public exhibition, we presented the draft strategy in different ways.
You could read the full document, check out the snapshot document or jump to the seven strategic directions in the tiles below.
We asked you to view the information and share your thoughts.
The documents below are the drafts we engaged on during the public exhibition period and have since been revised.
Planning for our future
Get Ready Northern Beaches
Connect for strength
A strong and dynamic local economy
Adaptive services, assets and infrastructure
A resilient natural and built environment
Activated places and spaces