Warringah is believed to mean ‘across the waves’ in the language of the Guringai people, the original inhabitants of our region. The ocean and the bush were central to the life of the traditional owners and that remains true for our community today. That’s why preservation of the natural environment is at the heart of our plans for the future of Warringah.
Warringah Council administers an area of approximately 149 square kilometres on Sydney’s northern beaches. Our unique environment includes 14km of spectacular coastline and almost 6,000 hectares of natural bushland. We are home to around 75 threatened native plant and animal species. There are also many Aboriginal significant sites in our area. These precious features are vulnerable to pressures from development, pollution and climate change.