Smart Sustainable Business


Northern Beaches Local Business Awards 2017 - Sustainability Award


Northern Beaches Council is pleased to again sponsor the Sustainability Award as part of the 2017 Northern Beaches Local Business Awards, run by Precedent Production. This awards builds upon Council’s Sustainability Business Network and events to promote sustainable best practice across our business community.

All local business involved in sustainable practice, are invited to enter the Sustainability Award (see Entry Form) opposite. 

This will provide an opportunity to showcase and received recognition for your commitment to the sustainability of our local area.

Applications close on Tuesday 9th May 2017


Sustainability Business Network event - Solar Solutions/Earth Hour Edition: Can it work for your business? - 21 March 2017

Our Earth Hour celebrations got off to a great start with over 20 local businesses attending the solar talk hosted by 4 Pines in Brookvale.This event was Northern Beaches Council’s first business focused Earth Hour event and the second for our Sustainability Business Network. The Australian Solar Council gave a great presentation on the options for solar and 4 Pines provided not only a great venue and selection of local beers but a great case study for investing in solar too.  

95% of attendees said they now have a better understanding of how they can assess solar feasibility for their business. Looking for more information, check out our Solar for Business factsheet under the Energy Efficiency for Business section

If you missed the event but would like to register to join Council's Sustainability Business Network click on the link 'Sustainability Business Network Registration' 


Sustainability Business Network Launch Event - 22 November 2016  

This was the follow up event to last year’s Business ‘Power to Save’, to launch our new sustainable business network. The event featured an inspiring presentation by Sarah Mandelson, CEO of Serendipity Ice Cream. The business has gone completely carbon neutral and Sarah shared some great success stories.

The local business panellists also had a lot of fantastic sustainability success stories: including Ruby Lane, winner of the Northern Beaches Local Business Award in Sustainability, Hairazor with Sustainable Salons Australia, 4 Pines Brewery and representatives from the Better Business Partnerships.


Col Crawford

Check out one of our star local businesses, Col Crawford, which is receiving great wins from sustainability initiatives.  

By reducing power usage and installing solar, Col Crawford is saving $14,000 per month on energy. 

In this section you can find

Sustainable Business Financing

Financial help for waste, energy and water use improvements.

Energy Efficiency & Solar for Business

Help your business become more resilient and productive, giving it a distinct advantage.

Waste for Business

Resources to help you reduce, reuse and recycle and protect our environment

Water Sustainability for Business

Tip for businesses to save our most precious resource.