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Jetty Structure Refurb

Timber Jetty Undergoes Refurb

The historic jetty is to receive some much-needed TLC with a major programme of repair and refurbishment beginning from April 17.

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ANZAC Day

ANZAC Day Closures

Check the opening hours of Council's facilities on ANZAC Day.

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Positive Ageing

Positive Ageing Strategy

Council are inviting input from members of the community aged 55 years or older on developing a Positive Ageing Strategy.

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Detention Basin

Work Begins on Final Coffs Creek Flood Basin

Construction of the fourth and final flood detention basin planned for the Coffs Creek catchment will begin at Upper Shephards Lane ...

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Coffs Creek

Improvements Flow into Coffs Creek

An accessible jetty and launching ramp, a new playground, an updated amenities building and new parking area at Saltwater Park are among many improvements...

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Dont Be a Tosser

No Excuse for Litter

Coffs Harbour residents are being reminded there is no excuse to litter this autumn ...

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Upcoming Events

2018
SeniorsWeek

Coffs Harbour Seniors Festival

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16 - 27
May Gibbs

May Gibbs Display at the Library

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2018
Museum Exhibition

Created from a Dream: A Gift of Calligraphy Exhibition

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April 2018
Workshop

Create your own Journal with Suzanne Archer

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April 2018
BU Festival

Youth Week BU Festival

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April 2018
Ipads and biscuits

iPads and Biscuits

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Councillors

​​​​​​​​​​​​Eight Councillors, and the Mayor, govern the Coffs Harbour Local Government Area. They abide by a series of council policies.

  
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​Local Government Act 1993, Chapter 3 (8)


(1) A council has the following charter:

  • to provide directly or on behalf of other levels of government, after due consultation, adequate, equitable and appropriate services and facilities for the community and to ensure that those services and facilities are managed efficiently and effectively  to exercise community leadership 
  • to exercise its functions in a manner that is consistent with and actively promotes the principles of multiculturalism
  • to promote and to provide and plan for the needs of children
  • to properly manage, develop, protect, restore, enhance and conserve the environment of the area for which it is responsible, in a manner that is consistent with and promotes the principles of ecologically sustainable development
  • to have regard to the long term and cumulative effects of its decisions
  • to bear in mind that it is the custodian and trustee of public assets and to effectively plan for, account for and manage the assets for which it is responsible
  • to engage in long-term strategic planning on behalf of the local community
  • to facilitate the involvement of councillors, members of the public, users of facilities and services and council staff in the development, improvement and co-ordination of local government
  • to raise funds for local purposes by the fair imposition of rates, charges and fees, by income earned from investments and, when appropriate, by borrowings and grants
  • to keep the local community and the State government (and through it, the wider community) informed about its activities
  • to ensure that, in the exercise of its regulatory functions, it acts consistently and without bias, particularly where an activity of the council is affected
  • to be a responsible employer. 


(2) A council, in the exercise of its functions, must pursue its charter but nothing in the charter or this section gives rise to, or can be taken into account in, any civil cause of action.      ​

The council attendance register shows the attendance of Councillors at required events such as council meetings, committee meetings, briefings and training sessions.

Current Councillors are:

  
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Cr Denise Knight

Cr Denise Knight, Mayor

​Phone: 0407 486 470​

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Cr Swan

​Cr Tegan Swan

Phone: 0428 932 609​

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Cr Rhoades

Cr Keith Rhoades AFSM

​Phone: 0408 256 405​

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Cr Arkan

Cr John Arkan

​​Phone: 0418 465 930​

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Cr Townley

​Cr Sally Townley

Phone: 0419 821 223​

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Cr Strom

Cr Jan Strom

​Phone: 0429 224 234​

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Cr Adendorff

Cr Michael Adendorff

​Phone: 0428 723 769​

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Cr Cecato

Cr George Cecato

​Phone: 0428 943 296​

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Cr Amos

Cr Paul Amos​

Phone: 0428 747 891​

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