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The 21st Local Government Information Technology Conference will be held in Coffs Harbour 28-30 November...

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Karangi Public School

Karangi Students WaterWise

Karangi Public School recently undertook a WaterWise refresher to investigate water saving strategies and prevent wastage.

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Diversity Celebrated Through Arts Grants

Ten local groups are to share $37,400 in arts and cultural grants from Council that will bring new and exciting opportunities...

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Major Holiday Parks Investment Keeps Visitors Coming

All four Coffs Coast Holiday Parks have had significant upgrades to make sure they remain among the top places to stay on the Coffs Coast.

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Travels with my Art

Emmy Award-winning film-maker, author, cycling advocate and artist Mike Rubbo will be at the Harry Bailey Memorial Library on August 30 to talk about his book...

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Saving Water Outdoors

How much water do we use outdoors? *

An average tap flows at up to 20 litres per minute depending on how far it's turned on.  Apply this to all your outdoor watering activities (see below) and you'll be surprised at how much is actually used.


Average values (when restrictions do not apply)

Smart Approved WaterMark

Smart Approved WaterMark is Australia's labelling scheme for products and services that help conserve water outdoors. The types of products and services approved by the scheme include:

  • garden mulches and soil wetting agents
  • irrigation systems and sensors
  • grey water systems
  • rain water harvesting systems
  • pool covers
  • waterless car wash products
  • plumbing services

​Waterwise Gardening in Coffs Harbour

Council ​​has produced a comprehensive Waterwise Garden Guide to help save water in your garden locally. The guide includes tips on successful garden design, what to plant, how to water and garden maintenance.

Waterwise Garden Guide

Spring Garden Competi​tion

Water Efficient Products

The Smart Watermark ​database allows you to research products for the home, business or garden based on water or energy efficiency ratings​.​