Pittwater Council was founded on May 1, 1992 by a NSW Government proclamation, after seceding from neighbouring Warringah Council. This was the first time in 100 years that a Council had been established by a people’s petition and vote. A true democracy – something to be proud of. Read more here.
The persistent lobbying by Pittwater residents for secession demonstrates the community spirit in the area. A spirit that is alive and well today, for all the same good reasons.
Its achievements, just to mention a few, include (click on the links to read more):
- Pittwater Councillors are Independent, they are residents, just like you, who are passionate and care deeply about the area.
- Pittwater is strong financially and focuses on local issues
- Saving Currawong – which it is in the process of being beautified
- Saved and beautifying Barrenjoey Headland and Governor’ Philips Park
- Winning the A R Bluett Memorial Award in 2003, making Pittwater the Best and Most Progressive Council in NSW
- Reduced the debt transferred from Warringah Shire and balanced the budget
- Greatly increased spending on environmental improvements and conservation
- Restoring the Avalon sand dunes after the impact of mining under the Warringah Shire
- Looks after and supports our unique off-shore communities
- A $4.5 million acquisition of the Warriewood Wetlands, saving them from development
- Saving Winnererremy Bay from developers and setting it up as a park and reserve for everyone to enjoy
- The creation of guidelines which respect the special environmental features that give Pittwater its charm and character
- Saved and beautified Old Wharf Reserve
- Saved and beautified Angophora Reserve, building and maintaining a beautiful walking track
- Kept our beautiful beaches free of high-rises and large ugly carparks
- Kept our water-ways clear and free of large commercial businesses
- Encourages appropriate development in the area
- Encourages the growth of local, native flora. Which helps to increase native wildlife.
- Is a leader in Placemaking techniches
- Is looking at the latest smart-techniques in establishing a community in Ingleside
- Is looking at new active transport methods and will be coming out with a plan for Pittwater later this year.
- Works collaboratively with other councils via SHOROC (Warringah Council withdrew co-operation from SHOROC in late 2013)
- Preserved bushland and reserves along our stunning beaches and coast with beautiful bush tracks