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Environmental Levy

Council introduced the Environmental Levy as a means of undertaking environmental management works. The levy currently raises around $1.3 million per annum for local environmental works at an average cost of $44 per rate payer.

Council recognises the value and importance in providing an environmental program that offers and delivers opportunities to help sustain and improve the local environment.

The Environmental Levy Policy provides a framework for how the new method for the allocation of funds will work.

Round Two Now Open

Applications are invited for the second round of funding which opened on Wednesday 29 August 2018.

The total funding pool for the second round is $94,473.

Applications can apply for between $2,000 and $25,000 for community driven projects that align with the My Coffs Community Strategic Plan's objective - A natural environment sustained for the future.

Anyone considering submitting an application should first read the Environmental Levy Grant Guidelines and then complete the 2018-19 Environmental Levy Grant Application Form.

Applications for this round of funding will close 5pm Friday 28 September 2018.

For further information please contact Council's Grants Administration Officer on 02 6648 4278.


Successful projects from round one of the 2018/19 Environmental Levy Grants Program:

Applicant​Project Name​Amount Recommended ($)
​Jetty Dunecare​Restore and enhance the natural environment at Boambee Beach​25,000
​Jetty Dunecare​Restore and enhance the natural environment of the Jetty Foreshores​25,000
​Coffs Harbour and District Local Aboriginal Lands Council​Community and culture bush regeneration works​25,000
​Coffs Harbour Regional Landcare​Growing Our Future 2018/19​20,790
​EnviTE​Koala habitat rehabilitation and community education​23,000
​University of Sydney​Understanding the impacts of housing infrastructure on kangaroo movement patterns​24,746
​Sandy Beach Action Group​Revegetation - open drain line​2,000
​Southern Cross University​Investigating soil chemistry on intensive horticulture sites and in association with dam sediments​25,000
​EnviTE​Community Supporting Land for Wildlife Initiative​8,832
​Nana Glen Landcare Group​What water bugs (aquatic macroinvertebrates) can tell us about river health in agricultural areas​16,000
​Southern Cross University​Improving water quality downstream of blueberry farms​25,000
​South Coffs Community Gardens​Install stand-alone off grid solar PV system with batteries​16,862
​Total amount of funding​237,230