Smart Sustainable Business


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.

Missed the event but still interested in signing up to the network: Register Here for the SBN

At this event Council launched the Sustainable Business Network (SBN). This forum will provide an excellent opportunity for local businesses to connect and share their experiences and will deliver up-to-date sustainability information and resources.

Through the SBN we will send out quarterly e-newsletter with up to date sustainability business news and facilitate networking events across the beaches.

If you have an idea for a sustainable business event, or would like to provide a case study please contact us:

Kirstie Richardson Bull, Senior Sustainability Officer


Deb Kempe, Economic Development Coordinator


Better Business Partnership - Sustainable Business Survey

The Better Business Partnership (BBP), a joint Council service, is assisting the Northern Beaches Council to consider how it can best assist businesses to achieve success through sustainability. As part of this consultation with businesses, the Northern Beaches Council is inviting businesses to participate in a short survey (less than 5 minutes).

Win a Double Pass to “Northern Exposure Brewery Tour” valued at $320! One lucky survey respondent who provides their contact details will win a Northern Exposure Brewery Tour Experience for 2 adults.  The winner will receive a guided 'behind the scenes' tour of 3 Northern Beaches breweries. You will see and hear about how these local craft beers are made. Included on the tour is an delicious hot lunch, pick up and transfers, tour guide and exclusive access to the breweries and of course tastings of beer!  

To take the survey, click on the Better Business Partnership weblink opposite.  The survey is open for just over 2 weeks from 29th September and closes on midnight Sunday 16 October 2016. The prize winner will be drawn by BBP on or before Friday 21 October 2016. The winners will be notified by phone or email within two business days.


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.