The Newport Residents Association Incorporated is an organisation of residents and/or ratepayers of the original Pittwater Council area whose concerns are the welfare and advancement of that area, in general and Newport in particular. The Newport Residents Association was originally established as the Newport Progress Association in 1933 (however there is evidence the association was actually operating just prior to the turn of the century) and in 2004 it  became an incorporated association changing its name at that time to better reflect its aims and objectives.

The State Government abolished Pittwater Council (despite 89% of surveyed residents saying no) in 2017 in an amalgamation with Manly & Warringah councils to form a new large council called the Northern Beaches Council. Despite this forced amalgamation the area of concern for the association remains almost the same covering the new Pittwater Ward (From Mona Vale to Palm Beach).  Membership of the Association is open to residents and/or ratepayers of Newport and adjacent areas and to community organisations considered supportive of the aims and objectives of the Association.

AIMS & OBJECTIVES
      The aims and objectives of the Newport Residents Association Incorporated include:
  • To provide a forum for all interested residents, ratepayers and resident groups in the Pittwater Ward area and particularly in the Newport area.
  • To represent the interests of ratepayers and residents on local issues at all levels of government but particularly at the local government level.
  • To work for responsible planning, environmental protection and the enhancement of the environment of the Northern Beaches Council and in particular the Pittwater Ward area.
  • To achieve community awareness and involvement in Council’s decision-making processes and planning.
  • To take any other action not elsewhere included to further the interests of the Newport Residents Association Incorporated and its members.
MEETINGS

3rd Tuesday of each month at 7.00 pm at the Newport Community Centre (The Boulevarde Newport).

RECENT ACHIEVEMENTS:
  • Challenging B-line terminus proposals for Newport Village
  • Upholding & monitoring of the Newport Master Plan
  • Lobbying for sustaining Newport as a people-friendly village
  • Supporting creation of community gardens
  • Coordinating community events for local participants
  • Curtailing unrestrained Commercial development of the Foamcrest Avenue community-owned carpark (the ‘Woolworths’ site)
  • Planning for revitalisation of Newport Oval
  • Lobbying for local input into the sustainability of the Pittwater region
  • Monitoring marina expansion plans not assessed to be in the public interest
  • Pushing for pedestrian pavements & lobbying traffic safety improvements
  • Assessing the pertinence of political party participation to Local Government