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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 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​.​