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Plastic Free July

Momentum is building all over the world to cut down on single use plastic – so why not start your own revolution in Plastic Free July 2018.

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Coffs Harbour City Council invites input from key stakeholders and the broader community to finalise a revised concept design for City Square.

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Trading Places

From 1 July 2018, Coffs Harbour City Council will no longer charge local businesses fees to use footpaths for trade.

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The announcement of over $900,000 in grant funding to improve public safety in Toormina and Coffs Harbour city centre has been welcomed by Mayor Councillor Denise Knight.

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Recent swell and natural tidal actions have moved the Coffs Creek entrance south making one of the access points to Park Beach South (North Wall Beach) currently unsafe to use.

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Driving on Beaches

Driving on the beach

Vehicles are permitted on the following beaches: 

Restrictions

  • Vehicles using designated beaches must use only officially constructed beach access tracks when entering onto the beach.

  • Vehicles are to drive below the high tide mark whenever possible and during high tide drive as close to the high tide mark as possible.

  • Driving on vegetated dunal areas is strictly prohibited. 

Speed Limit

The maximum vehicle speed is 25 kph when within 100 metres of pedestrians and beach users and 50 kph at other times.

Special Purpose/Commercial Fishing

Enquiries regarding vehicle access on non-designated beaches for a special purpose or for commercial fishing purposes should be directed to Council's Parks and Recreation Branch in writing.

Ultra light aircraft

Ultra light aircraft and motorised hangliders are prohibited on all beaches within Coffs Harbour City area and offenders will be subject to on the spot fines.