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Plastic Free July

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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Environmental Levy

Environmental Levy Grants Open

Applications are now open for the 2018/19 Environmental Levy Grants Program...

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Jetty Foreshores

New Jetty Foreshores Survey

Have your say on the future of the Jetty Foreshores by completing the new online survey before July 1.

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Red tape cut

Ruling Out Red Tape

Simplifying 48 business application forms into one and slashing footpath regulations in commercial areas to create fun, welcoming spaces that attract customers...

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Cultual Civic Space

Civic Space Taking Shape

The proposed Cultural and Civic Space in the Heart of the City is starting to come into focus following the extensive public consultation ...

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Mayor thanks volunteers

Mayor Thanks Volunteers

The unsung heroes that form the small army of volunteers who help keep the city’s community facilities operating...

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Upcoming Events

June
Startup Coffs Coast

Startup Coffs Coast

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June
JM Donella

JM Donellan @ the Library

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June
Sandie Docker

Sandie Docker @ the Library

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21-22
Comedy Festival

Melbourne Comedy Festival Roadshow

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June
Freedom Feast

Freedom Feast

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June
Weaving

Weaving from Nature Workshop

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Saving Water at Work

Have you ever stopped to think about how much water is used at work?  Every person uses about 150 litres per day of treated water in workplace environments.  That's 16 buckets per person per day, which is 30% of our total water usage.

Most of the water used in factories, commercial buildings, educational institutions and other workplaces goes in air conditioning, food processing and manufacturing processes.  A significant portion used for cleaning, food and drink preparation, gardening, and in toilets and washrooms. We all have a community responsibility to use water carefully in the workplace by adopting water-efficient practices, and ensuring that work processes do not waste water.

How Water Efficient is Your Workplace?

The National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) is a performance-based rating system for existing buildings. NABERS provides tools to help workers in several different types of businesses to rate the environmental impact, including water efficiency, of their workplaces. Currently, it is possible to rate:

  • office
  • retail
  • hotel 

NABERS will also be able to rate these workplaces in the future:

  • schools
  • hospitals