Engagement outcomes

Noted by Council

The COVID-19 Summer Action Plan for Outdoor Public Spaces is now in place and will be applied during summer. The plan will be regularly updated to ensure the community’s health and safety remains prioritised.

Nov 2020: Council notes engagement outcomes

At its meeting on Tuesday 24 November 2020 Council noted the outcome of the public exhibition of the COVID Summer Action Plan.

  • View the Council minutes, (Item 8.5), pg. 17

Thank you to those who provided feedback on the plan. The consultation period has now concluded.

Nov 2020: Council report - engagement outcomes

The Outcomes of Pubic Exhibition of the Covid-19 Summer Action Plan will be reported to Council at its meeting on Tuesday 24 November 2020.

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The Council meeting will be held on Tuesday 24 November at 6pm at Dee Why Civic Centre and streamed live on our website.

For requests to address Council at the public address, please complete our online form or call 02 8495 6831 by Tuesday 24 November 2020, 12pm.

Special COVID-19 update: Public attendance is strictly limited and priority will be given to registered speakers. Public addresses may also be provided in writing to be read during the meeting by a member of staff. If you wish to watch the meeting in person, please email your interest to us.

Nov 2020: Outcomes of public exhibition

The COVID-19 Summer Action Plan was exhibited over four weeks from Friday 2 October until Sunday 1 November.

The project page attracted 1195 unique visitors resulting in 35 submissions.

The key feedback themes were:

  • Public amenities
  • Beach closure
  • Key stakeholder group
  • Parking restrictions
  • Social distancing notification
  • Use of public spaces
  • Visitors
  • Flagged swimming area

Promoting COVID safety this summer

We have released a plan to maximise public safety and reduce the spread of COVID-19 in public places during the coming summer.

The COVID-19 Summer Action Plan for Outdoor Public Spaces supports NSW Public Health Orders and recommendations and provides a framework for how Council will work with NSW Police, Surf Lifesaving and other authorities.

The plan details the proactive measures we will implement which includes:

  • establishing a Beach Safety Working Group with key stakeholders
  • creating more flagged beach swimming areas to reduce crowds
  • increasing cleansing of public places
  • deploying rangers, lifeguards and Beach Safety Teams for encourage social distancing and restrict crowd gathering
  • undertaking an ongoing review of parking restrictions
  • installing onsite signage and providing lifeguard announcements
  • providing regular updates to our website and other digital and social channels.

Frequently Asked Questions

Exhibited for comment

At its meeting on 29 September, Council resolved to place the Summer Action Plan on public exhibition.

The exhibition period has now closed and feedback will be reviewed and considered prior to being presented to Council.

Contact Us

Have questions or want to learn more about a project, contact us below:

Name Mark Jones - Executive Manager Strategy & Performance
Phone 1300 434 434
Email Council@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au