Water Recreation

Publicly-owned open space around the North Sydney foreshores is not only in limited supply, but it is in high demand for a wide variety of recreational pastimes.

Water recreation is an great part of living in North Sydney, but with popularity comes greater access requirements.

Council endeavours to provide opportunities for water-based recreation around the harbour foreshore, to be able to:

  • kayak
  • canoe
  • stand-up paddleboard
  • boat and sail
  • dive and swim
  • restore old ships
  • fish

the list of possiblitites is endless as is the types of experiences visitors and residents pursue. Clearly plans of management are in place in order to manage access and use.

 

Foreshore & Waterways

The North Sydney area enjoys access to Sydney Harbour and the river. 

Water recreation is a great part of living here, but as it becomes more popular then greater access to the foreshores and waterways is required. Council is determined to allow fair and equitable access for all. But this need be balanced with managing the resource, and opening up its possibilities for responsible ongoing use.

Plus the community can contribute in innovative ways to the care and consideration of where land meets water! Volunteers entirely run this program looking after local beaches:

HarbourCare program - join us

 

Water Based Recreation Need Study

Water Based Recreation Need Study - 2006 (315KB)

With the Water Based Recreation Needs Study, our objective is to ensure that water based recreation facilities, their development, management and improvement over the next 10 years respond to existing and anticipated future needs.

 

Foreshore Access

Council's main aim is to identify opportunities to improve access to North Sydney's foreshore for a range of recreational users including pedestrians, cyclists and recreational boaters.

Foreshore Access Strategy - 2007 (2MB)

Foreshore Access Map (784KB)

Prepared in consultation from Staff, Councillors, Community, Precincts, Pedestrian and Bicycle Subcommittees, the Strategy examines the existing foreshore access system to identify where missing links to continuous access can be sustainably addressed, and where opportunities to extend access through redeveloping sites should be pursued.

The strategy also identifies an access plan and establishes priorities for ongoing implementation and enhancement of existing access.