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We are locals living on the beaches and we are passionate about:​​


ENhancing our quality of life







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  • Improving traffic flow and simplifying parking.

  • Supporting our loved ones.

  • Support and services for those who need it – including other people’s loved ones. i.e. child care, housing, meals on wheels, seniors, immigrants, homelessness.

  • Nature, sports and the arts.

  • Building a supportive, healthy, inclusive community.

  • Looking after our assets and infrastructure.

  • Aspiring to net zero emissions by 2030.

  • Protecting our bushland and biodiversity.

  • Reducing waste including into our oceans.

  • Continuing to lead with adoption of new technologies such as electric vehicles, LED lighting, solar panels.

  • Advocating to state and federal governments on projects that impact our local environment. i.e. tunnel, public transport, beach replenishment, Frenchs Forest & Ingleside developments.

  • Advocating to Government i.e. support for businesses through COVID-19 lockdown.

  • Building the capacity of our local economy i.e. Business Concierge Service, Common sense approach to rules and regulations, supporting programs and events.

  • Night time economy.

  • Sustainable tourism & destination planning.

  • Participation of community in decisions that affect them.

  • Preserving the character of our towns and villages.

  • Limiting development to that which is appropriate.

  • Accountability and transparency to the community for strong governance and Council performance.


The election is being run by the New South Wales Electoral Commission and will take place on Saturday 4 December. The Northern Beaches area is split into 5 "wards" based on your suburb and residents will be asked to vote for 3 Councillors in each of the 5 wards. Those 15 Councillors will then elect the Mayor.


This year, in light of the COVID 19 pandemic, the Electoral Commission is making it easier to use different ways to avoid the crowds when casting your vote. There are different rules and guidelines for each option:


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Sarah Grattan, COO Unicef

I stand for Council because I want to make a difference locally and make sure there is a future here for my 3 girls.

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Michael Regan, Mayor

As Independents we work with all the parties to deliver the best financial, environmental and health outcomes for community. Our record speaks for itself.

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Sue Heins, Chairperson
Women & Children First

I believe that the vulnerable in society should get the support they need. I want your vote so I can ensure that happens.

We have 6 Councillors representing you in each of the five wards of Manly, Curl Curl, Pittwater, Frenchs Forest & Narrabeen within Northern Beaches Council.


Led by Mayor Michael Regan, we have 15 independent candidates ready to represent you and serve our community


Our team of Independents listen closely to the community and set goals that are important to everyday people.


We aren’t slaves to the big political parties’ mandated voting lines. We work WITH all sides and levels of government - to deliver transparent and democratic benefit to locals. 


Your vote for Northern Beaches Independent Team is a chance to protect our environment and support our businesses and locals who need help.

What Matters To You?

We love meeting with our friends and hearing their views about what matters in Frenchs Forest, Narrabeen, Curl Curl, Pittwater and Manly. We take your concerns to the Northern Beaches Council, advocate and negotiate until things are improved so your ideas effect change.