Northern Beaches, Sydney

The Northern Beaches Council has announced its draft delivery program and budget for FY2023-24, which includes $93 million allocated to capital works across the community.

The draft Delivery Program 2023-2027, Operational Plan and Budget 2023/24 and revised Long-Term Financial Plan 2023-2033 are now on public exhibition.

Northern Beaches Council Interim Chief Executive, Louise Kerr, said Council was investing in vital community infrastructure to deliver on the community’s vision for a safe, diverse, inclusive and connected community.

“Over the coming financial year we will continue to deliver high quality services in a financially responsible way, while investing $93 million in capital projects to build a more resilient, inclusive and liveable community,” Ms Kerr said.

“Our focus continues to be on delivering on the priorities our community has confirmed, including major improvements and repairs, particularly to our local roads that have suffered from flooding and wet weather. As well as improving our parks, footpaths, cycleways and investing in vital community facilities.

“We really encourage the community to take a look at what we are proposing and let us know what you think. Every comment is important in refining these vital documents which will ultimately benefit the community.” 

Highlights of the $93 million capital works program include:

  • $14.5 million resurfacing 6.6km of roads and improving other road assets
  • $13.4 million on community facilities
  • $9.2 million on footpaths, shared paths and cycleways
  • $8.4 million on our stormwater network to reduce flooding and pollution
  • $7.4 million improving reserves and parks at Balgowlah, Dee Why, Frenchs Forest, Manly, Narraweena, Seaforth and Warriewood
  • $4.5 million for recreational trails and boardwalks including Manly Dam and McKillop Park
  • $4.2 million on foreshore improvements
  • $3 million to start work on a new Warringah Recreation Centre
  • $2.4 million on improving sports fields and other sporting facilities
  • $2.1 million on improving centres such as Avalon and Dee Why
  • $1.1 million on tidal and rock pools at Paradise Beach, Bilgola and Mona Vale
  • $1.1 million improving wharves at Mackerel and Currarong Beaches
  • $1 million on playgrounds

The community can have their say on the draft budget and other guiding documents at Your Say by Sunday 21 May 2023.

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