Thank you to the members of the community who nominated for the Project Working Group.

Northern Beaches Council is currently consulting with the Project Working Group, including community representatives, to prepare an application for an Urban Night Sky Place at Palm Beach Headland.

Working Group

In progress


An Urban Night Sky Place is a municipal park, open space, observing site, or other similar property near or surrounded by large urban environs whose planning and design actively promote an authentic nighttime experience in the midst of significant artificial light.

Council resolved to recognise Palm Beach Headland as a potential Urban Night Sky Place and convene a a working group made up of key stakeholders and community representatives. The group will assist in preparing the application to the International Dark Sky Association.

Barrenjoey Lighthouse

Project updates

You can apply to join the Urban Night Sky Place Project Working Group as a local resident or on behalf of a local interest group.

  • Local residents - Two (2) representatives
  • Local interest groups - Two (2) representatives

Application process:

  1. Read the Terms of Reference
  2. Nominations closed on Sunday 22 September 2019

For a hard copy application or enquiries please email

Have an enquiry?

Name Kara Taylor, Senior Sustainability Officer - Environment, Resilience & Climate Change
Phone 1300 434 434