Strategy of Northern Beaches Council becomes clear

May 29, 2017 by  

After the merger that brought it about, Northern Beaches Council (NBC) has clarified its vision.

The amalgamation that created NBC took place about a year ago. Mark Ferguson, the chief executive, has now described what the future may hold for the area. Brochures from Brookvale may be employed to showcase local development in the future.

Ferguson explained the likely dimensions of policy to the Daily Telegraph, saying:

“Sydney Planning Commission strategy is really around major centres being Dee Why, Brookvale, Frenchs Forest. In terms of major development around Manly or Mona Vale or other areas like that you are not going to have huge high-rise.”

Ferguson is working alongside Dick Persson, who is an administrator with views about the future development of local transport solutions. He has suggested that tram-style buses might be used in the area, with the idea being is that such a step would have a positive impact on the problem of congestion.

Persson does not believe that the beaches in the north of the region will be connected up with the city via a new railway, because of the size of the relevant population.

Nevertheless, Ferguson believes that more people will reside close to the beaches of the north, as he expects federal action on broadband to stimulate the local economy. In particular, he predicts that work hubs may become more popular with private sector backing.