Reference Groups

From 2009 the West Pittwater Community Association has sent delegates to Council’s Reference Group meetings. Members of the reference groups focus on the objectives, challenges and opportunities within the key directions of the Community Strategic Plan Pittwater 2025. They meet on a quarterly basis. 

The groups and their priorities are listed below. If you would like to participate in this process please let us know.

Connecting Communities


  • To increase the feeling of connectedness
  • To increase the level and effectiveness of volunteering
  • To promote life-long learning 

Natural Envionment


  • To enhance water quality & improve the condition of creeks
  • To protect, enhance, conserve & restore remnant bushland & creek line ecosystems
  • To maintain the abundance & diversity of Pittwater’s native plant & animal species 
  • To minimise production of waste & increase reuse & recycling 

Sustainable Towns and Villages


  • To encourage land use that caters for all community needs
  • To encourage well-built development that adheres to sustainable design principles
  • To encourage Pittwater’s villages to be liveable & amenable
  • To encourage the use of public transport & alternative travel means incl. issues such as reduction of speed & road safety 

Leading and Learning


  • To provide open, ethical & transparent decision-making processes
  • To maintain Council’s financial sustainability
  • To promote proactive & effective community engagement & consultation