The Northern Beaches Council is the formation of the merging of Manly, Pittwater and Warringah Councils.
The area is known for its iconic beaches and foreshore areas and attracts over six million visitors annually. The area has a rich tradition of Aboriginal history.
The area contains a multitude of parks, reserves, and walking tracks. Large bushland areas include endangered ecological communities such as littoral rainforest, freshwater wetlands and open forests, providing habitat for threatened species. The area includes important aquatic and marine environments including mangroves, saltmarsh, mudflat and seagrass areas, as well as Manly, Narrabeen, Curl Curl and Dee Why Lagoons, and multiple aquatic reserves.