Friends of Narrabeen Lagoon Catchment issue regular newsletters.You can be a regular newsletter recipient and support the cause.Click here (32kb pdf file) to download a membership application form.


Those of you who joined our Zoom session on February 26 were treated to an inspiring display of photos and stories from Margaret Woods concerning local wildlife. –March 2024: (1033kb)

Presentation to Parliament by Michael Regan, MP, of the petition from 12000 people objecting to the Lizard Rock proposal; History of land grants to Aboriginal Land Councils; Annual General Meeting-July 2023: (683kb)

First private member’s speech in Parliament by Michael Regan, MP, concerning the proposal for the Lizard Rock area.-June 2023: (499kb)

Forum “Mosquitos and Ticks”; Update on Lizard Rock proposal; Who owns the beach?-January 2023: (359kb)

Forum: “Lizard Rock Proposal;  Update on recent proposal to housing in the Narrabeen Lagoon Catchment”; Outdoor Activities; Conservation Zones Review.-November 2022: (1072kb)

Forum: “Ku-ring-gai GeoRegion Project”; Annual General Meeting for Friends of Narrabeen Lagoon Catchment; Update on recent proposal to housing in the Narrabeen Lagoon Catchment.August 2022: (844kb)

Forum: “Aboriginal Heritage of Narrabeen Lagoon Catchment”; Recent proposal to develop housing in the catchment; inequitable situation regarding Aboriginal Land Councils; Wakehurst Parkway issues – wildlife fences, flooding, width.-May 2022: (1735kb)

Forum: “The Pan Gnammas, Rock-gardens, Rainforests and Conifers of the Narrabeen Lagoon Catchment“; Northern Beaches CounciDocuments – available for commentFeral Foxes; Native Water Birds.-February 2022: (2868kb)

Forum: “Fishing Bats and Water Rats (Rakali)”; Geological Names Board Proposal for renaming sites in Narrabeen Lagoon Catchment; Blue Plaques Program – nomination for plaques to honour George Caley and Daniel Moowattin; Grevillea Caleyii named after George Caley.-November 2021: (860kb)

Forum: “Environmental Studies in Narrabeen Lagoon Catchment”; Annual General Meeting of Friends of Narrabeen Lagoon Catchment; Local Environment Plan; Floodproof plans for Wakehurst Parkway; Ingleside Place Strategy; Frenchs Forest Place Strategy; Membership fees-August 2021: (899kb)

Forum: “Aboriginal Art and Occupation Sites of the Northern Beaches”; Floodproof plans for Wakehurst Parkway; Explorative Walk; Ecoppaddle; Bush regeneration-April 2021: (988kb)

Forum: “Wonderful Wildlife near Narrabeen Lagoon”; Ecopaddle; Clean Up Australia via kayak; Walk and Weed; Bush regeneration-January 2021: (748kb)

Forum: “Fantastic Flora of Narrabeen Lagoon Catchment”; Good news about proposed land conservation; Walk and Weed events; Bush regeneration-October 2020: (1606kb)

Annual General Meeting; Announcing 1yr free membership; Bush regeneration is able to be held but not other forums or outdoor activities due to Covid-19 restrictions.August 2020: (671kb)

Reports from the Feb 24, 2020 “Secrets of the Narrabeen Lagoon Catchment” forum and the Feb 28th Nightime walk; Notice of future forum on “the Aboriginal heritage of Wheeler Creek Valley” on a date to be set after the Covid-19 restrictions are lifted; Information about the planning processes being undertaken by Northern Beaches Council; Outdoor Activities – Cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions.April 2020: (1,077kb)

Forum Feb 24, 2020 – “Secrets of the Narrabeen Lagoon Catchment: Discoveries so far in the 21st Century”; An Aboriginal Place declared; Advance notice of May 25 forum; Outdoor Activities – Night-time wildlife walk, bushwalking and bush regeneration.February 2020: (754kb)

Forum Feb 24, 2020 – “Secrets of the Narrabeen Lagoon Catchment: Discoveries so far in the 21st Century”; Night time Wildlife Walk; Bushland at risk from Development Proposal; Outdoor Activities – Kayaking, bushwalking and bush regeneration-January 2020: (673kb)

Forum Nov 25, 2019 – “Environmental Aspects of Mona Vale Road widening and the Northern Beaches Hospital roadworks upgrades”; Local Stategic Planning Statement – Towards 2040 – now on exhibition; Ecopaddle – Narrabeen Lagoon circumnavigation; Bush at Risk?September 2019: (566kb)

Forum Aug 26, 2019 – “Future Planning for Northern Beaches”; Photos of Narrabeen Lagoon; Annual General Meeting; Open Space proposal for Narrabeen Lagoon Catchment.June 2019: (954kb)

Forum Feb 25, 2019 – “Possums, Gliders and Mammal Surveys”; Narrabeen Lagoon Floodplain Risk Management Plan; Outdoor activities.January 2019: (289kb)

Forum Nov 26, 2018 – “Impacts of Transport in the Catchment”; Advance news – February 2019 Forum on Possums, Gliders and Fauna Surveys; Spotlighting Report, Outdoor activities.November 2018: (295kb)

Forum Nov 26, 2018 – “Impacts of Transport in the Catchment”; The joys of bushwalking, Outdoor activities.October 2018: (306kb)

Forum Aug 27, 2018 – “Creeks in the Catchment”; Winner of Allan Dawes’ painting; Bush regeneration in Narrabeen Lagoon Catchment; Outdoor activities.July 2018: (416kb)

Forum May 28, 2018 – “Local Aboriginal History”; Damage by Mountain Bikers; Aboriginal Signage Launch; Painting donated by Allan Dawes to be drawn in May; Outdoor activities.April 2018: (398kb)

Forum Feb 26, 2018 – “Protecting Powerful Owls”; Report from January Wildlife Walk; Outdoor activities;
Painting donated by Allan Dawes-February 2018: (811kb)

Forum Feb 26, 2018 – “Protecting Powerful Owls”; Report from November Spotlight Walk; Outdoor activities; Apps for recording wildlife observations-December 2017: (1299kb)

Forum Nov 27 – “Ambhibians and Reptiles of Narrabeen Lagoon Catchment”;
Recent wildlife sightings; Outdoor activities including the new Wildlife Walks offered by Jayden Walsh-October 2017: (1007kb)

Forum Aug 28 – “Meet the Candidates”; Annual General Meeting; Advance notice for November 29 – Ecosystems of Narrabeen Lagoon Catchment; Award for Jenny Harris; Illegal land clearing; outdoor activities-August 2017: (1124kb)

Forum May 29 – “Aboriginal caring for country”; Meet young Aboriginal people – Larissa Cooper and her team – who are doing bush regeneration in the catchment and caring for Aboriginal heritage sites; May closure for repairs of Narrabeen Lagoon walkway between Bilarong Reserve and Deep Creek.May 2017: (915kb)

Forum Feb 27 – Animals under threat; Celebration of Aboriginal Place Dedication for Moon Rock area; Ecopaddle; Clean Up Australia Day February 2017: (2141kb)

Forum Nov 28: Narrabeen Lagoon State Park and Crown Land issues; Narrabeen Spring Celebration photos; Cover your load; Bats and Coastal Lagoons; Outdoor Activities October 2016: (2129kb)

Forum: Blackout Narrabeen – Building resilience; Narrabeen Spring Celebration; Narrabeen State Park.July 2016: (1398kb)

Forum: Aboriginal arts and crafts; Narrabeen Spring Celebration; Outdoor activities; Solar power – new battery technology.May 2016: (874kb)

Forum: Live Animals and threatened species; Narrabeen Spring Festival; Trees at Risk; Clean Up Australia; Outdoor activities; Tramshed upgrade.February 2016: (843kb)

Our catchment – looking back, looking forward; Follow up from August workshop; Spring outdoor activities, Roadkill and Wildlife Seminar.September 2015: (431kb) 

 Our catchment – positives and negatives; Photos from Aboriginal Activities night; Painting draw; Navigational markers for Narrabeen Lagoon; Pollution action; Winter outdoor activities; Litter in Deep Creek catchment.June 2015: (1290kb)

 Aboriginal cultural night; Environmental grants; Newly elected local politicians; Progress towards Park; Narrabeen Lagoon Circuit walk open; Painting Draw scheduled for May.April 2015: (1175kb)

 Meet the Candidates Forum; Clean Up Australia, Wetlands Australia; Pollution in Lagoon; Lagoon Health; Sustainability event; Warringah Citizen of the Year; Lagoon Circuit walk opening date.February 2015: (999kb)

 Meet the Candidates Forum; Clean Up Australia, Multi-purpose Trail; Outdoor Activities; Date for Painting draw.January 2015: (1734kb)

Park Management Forum in November; World Parks Congress Field Trips; Berry Reserve Market Stall; Bushfire preparations; South Creek Bridge; New Secretary; Outdoor Activities; Clean Up Australia; Art donated for a prize.October 2014: (1435) 

Forum – Narrabeen State Park and World Parks Congress; Your new committee; The next year for FoNLC; Caring for our catchment; Outdoor activities; Native beesSeptember 2014: (1147kb) 

 Bugs and Beetles forum; Annual General Meeting; Unique catchment – new genus of cicada; Thank you Tony for 8 years of dynamic leadership; Catchment protection – where to now?; Free bushwalks and kayak tours; Your committee at work.July 2014: (1033kb)

Narrabeen State Park is here!
Let’s celebrate!

Photos of the State Park announcement; Guringai heritage forum; Planning Laws; Bridge fencing competed; Autumn activities; Unique catchment – ancient fossils at Beacon Hill.April 2014: (1369)

 Dredging Forum; More hedging on dredging; Good thinking solves bridge issue; meeting with politicians; Narrabeen State Park; Summer activities December 2013: (1469kb)

Gai-mariagal Aboriginal Owned National Park – how would this work? – Forum; Repairing mountain bike damage; Progress on Multi-purpose trail; Water Quality of Lagoon; Dredging Forum; Outdoor activities October 2013: (1363kb) 

 Pictures from the Past – Forum; Plans for the Future; Gai-mariagal Aboriginal Owned National Park; Warringah LEP; Outdoor activities August 2013: (8086kb)

Secrets of Aboriginal past – Forum; Black Swans on the Lagoon; Proposed changes to NSW Planning Laws; Questions to Brad Hazzard,MP and his answers; Outdoor activities April 2013: (8086kb) 

 Narrabeen 2050 Forum; New committee; New walk around the Lagoon; Outdoor activities Oct 2012: (1456kb)

 Meet the Candidates Forum; AGM; State Park held up; Dredging update; A tale of two bridges; Wildlife in the catchment; Walkway from Dee Why to Narrabeen; Outdoor Activities Aug 2012: (373kb)

 Aboriginal Heritage Forum; Dredging for information that is already available; Bridges for the walkway; Walkway weeds; Outdoor Activities May 2012: (1077kb)

 Frogs and Fish February Forum; Narrabeen State Park progress; Walkway signage; Outdoor Activities Feb 2012: (1776kb)

 “What’s in the Water?” forum; February 2012; forum dates for 2012; Walkway progress; Oxford Falls saved from overdevelopment; Save the Styx goes blue; Friends Wish List for 2012; Summer Activities Jan 2012: (1254kb)

 “Support your Sport” forum; Fish forum February 2012: Walkway progress; Warringah LEP 2009; Bushland bulldozing; New committee; Spring Activities Oct 2011: (325kb)

 “Future of Lagoon & catchment” forum; Bush regeneration news:  Award for Narrabeen Lakes Primary School; Land and Environment Court ruling; Opportunity for recreational groups; Exploring tidal waters Aug 2011: (1095kb)

 “Future of Lagoon & catchment”; Walkway bridge; Land and Environment Court; Biodiversity surveys Jun 2011: (892kb)

 Aboriginal Heritage of Narrabeen area; promises from politicians; Oxford Falls Regional Crown Reserve Plan of Management;  Northern Beaches Exp; end of Part 3A; final stages of $1.9m grant Apr 2011: (2348kb)

 Candidates’ Challenge; developers encircle catchment;bush regeneration; dredging saga Mar 2011: (1194kb)

State Park Rally; bush regeneration progress; pygmy possum; first sod turned on Lagoon walkway Oct 2010: (436kb) 

 Transport – past, present, future; new bush regeneration project; how safe are the ospreys? Aug 2010: (585kb)

 Threats from the Sea; Call for State Park; Mayor keeps promise on dredging May 2010: (956kb)

 Narrabeen Lagoon Catchment DVD, Can bush and bikes co-exist?, To dredge or not to dredge the lagoon, Land and Environment Court refusal for Red Hill proposal, Funding needed for continuation of major works Feb 2010: (1652kb)

 Preparing for Bushfire – Name of Narrabeen Lagoon – Community input needed – Planning for continuation of major works.Oct 2009: (1456kb)

Sustainability Forum – major works program – committee in action Aug 2009: (2422kb pdf file) 

Minister Keneally puts 10yr hold developments – $4m from Federal Government walkway Jun 2009: (4724kb pdf file)

 Planning Issues Forum – Red Hill proposal – Ospreys – Oxford Falls Regional Crown Reserve Apr 2009: (3281kb pdf file)

 Biodiversity forum – Sid Longish proposal – Mullet Creek – Koi Fish Farm Feb 2009: (1653kb pdf file)

 Forum 7 – Threats to Lagoon, Aboriginal Land Claim, Belrose Tip to be sold Nov-Dec 2008: (320kb pdf file)

Forum 6 – National Park for catchment?; Community festival, rare mollusc found. Sept 2008: (284kb pdf file)

 Forum 5 – meet Warringah candidates, Catchment Wildlife Survey, Middle Creek Management Plan commissioned Jul 2008: (324kb pdf file)

Forum 4 – project works report, local MPs get involved, Dept of Lands ignores minister Apr 2008: (2055kb pdf file) 

Forum 3 – Crown Land issues, Plans of Managements -South Creek and Bilarong Reserve Feb 2008: (226kb pdf file)

Narrabeen Lagoon Restoration Project, Fence reduces road kill, Warringah Council LEP Dec 2007: (203kb pdf file)

 Forum 2 – Outlines of Urban Sustainability Grant project,  Lagoon Walkway proposal Oct 2007: (205kb pdf file)

 Activities program, Rob Stokes, MP, to speak at 2nd Anniversary, Metropolitan Strategy Aug 2007: (271kb pdf file)

Workshop on catchment issues, Oxford Falls Crown Reserve, Action to reduce Road Kill May 2007: (159kb pdf file)

Urban Sustainability Grant, Aboriginal community support, Lagoon History collection Mar 2007: (212kb pdf file)

 Bike impacts – suggested reuse for Belrose Tip, Ingleside development, Road Kill research Dec 2006: (117kb pdf file)