Suburb Profile: Collaroy Plateau

09 September 2021

Halfway along the Northern Beaches and 22 kilometres northeast of Sydney’s CBD, Collaroy Plateau is the epitome of family living. Just up the hill from Collaroy, Collaroy Plateau is known for its tight-knit and family-friendly community. Up on the Plateau you can have the best of both worlds with Collaroy Beach and Narrabeen Lagoon just down the hill, as well as the advantage of being perched up high to take in the stunning vistas and magical sunsets over the district.

Unlike it’s beachside neighbour Collaroy, Collaroy Plateau consists of mainly family sized homes on tree lined streets with some small apartment blocks dotted around the suburb. You will find many apartments down by the beach in Collaroy, however up on the Plateau there are larger homes and on family sized blocks and that is reflected in the suburb’s population, with 61.7% being couples with children (Corelogic RPData, 2021).

The main shopping precinct in Collaroy Plateau is along Veterans Parade and includes an IGA supermarket, Commonwealth Bank and Z bar café, amongst other local shops. Plateau Park is a popular place for recreation, with a playground, tennis courts, a large oval and lovely district views to Narrabeen Lagoon and across Edgecliff Boulevard to the ocean.

Back in 1977 Collaroy Plateau was designated its own postcode of 2098, however by 1984 it was reassigned as a locality within Collaroy and changed back to 2097. In 2011, Collaroy Plateau along with Wheeler Heights was re-established as a suburb by the Geographical Names Board of NSW after lobbying by the community, who overwhelmingly believed it had always been its own suburb, even after the loss of it’s title.

Transport

Schools

There are many highly regarded schools in the Northern Beaches area, for both primary and high school education. Please do your own research and refer to the school catchment area as per the School finder website.

Lifestyle

  • McLeans Lookout – located on Edgecliff Boulevard this small lookout is a hidden gem and a fabulous place to watch the sunrise.
  • Plateau Park – a family favourite, with something for everyone. Tennis courts, a playground and wide open space for exercise and recreation for all ages.
  • Anzac Avenue Reserve – This reserve contains an important wildlife corridor and is a stepping stone for fauna movement along Collaroy Plateau. Anzac Reserve contains remnant canopy trees which provide habitat for an abundance of birds in the area.
  • Zbar Café – the local café at the shops on Veterans Parade with great food and great service.