Understanding Natural Hazards
Located at the northern end of Sydney's Northern Beaches, Pittwater is a wonderful place to live and to visit. The resident population of 57,000 people enjoy a casual, relaxed lifestyle surrounded by natural beauty. Thousands of tourists and visitors come to the northern beaches each year to use the beaches, waterways and bushland for recreational pursuits.
The area's landform is unique, featuring a diverse range of terrain characteristics due to Pittwater's landmass being entirely located on a peninsula. The area is made up of nine beautiful beaches with seven rockpools, rugged headlands, tranquil waterways, wetlands and native bushland including two National Parks, with pockets of rainforest.
The very nature of the beautiful landscape means that the area is affected by a number of potential natural hazards. More information on hazard studies, plans and policies is available for:
Council works with organisations such as the State Emergency Service (SES), Police, Rural fire Service (RFS) and other government bodies to manage natural hazards by preparing for, responding to and recovering from emergencies and disasters.
Updated: 28 Jun 2012