The Coffs Jaliigirr Project

A community unlike any other

Explore inspiring articles, discover events, connect with locals and learn more about Coffs Harbour City Council.

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.

Read more
City Square

City Square Concept Design

Coffs Harbour City Council invites input from key stakeholders and the broader community to finalise a revised concept design for City Square.

Read more
Trading Places

Trading Places

From 1 July 2018, Coffs Harbour City Council will no longer charge local businesses fees to use footpaths for trade.

Read more
View all news

Latest News

Pop Goes Plastic

Safer Streets Success

The announcement of over $900,000 in grant funding to improve public safety in Toormina and Coffs Harbour city centre has been welcomed by Mayor Councillor Denise Knight.

Read more
Arts Grants

Arts Bringing People Together

A Saltwater Freshwater Festival youth flash mob, a short film about growing up in a coastal town, artist exchanges between local galleries, a science festival...

Read more
PB Area of Concern

Public Warned to Avoid Path at Popular Beach

Recent swell and natural tidal actions have moved the Coffs Creek entrance south making one of the access points to Park Beach South (North Wall Beach) currently unsafe to use.

Read more
View all news

Upcoming Events

The Coffs Jaliigirr Project

Image courtesy of Trevor Kale

The aims of the Coffs Jaliigirr Project are to restore, manage and improve the environment for aquatic systems, bird, animal and plant life and our communities.

We value indigenous culture, knowledge and land stewardship, and have permission to use ‘Jaliigirr’ meaning tree in the local Aboriginal Gumbaynggirr language.

Our project is funded through a six-year $3,000,000 federal government grant through the Biodiversity Fund established under the Clean Energy Future Initiative.

The project concentrates on landscape restoration and rehabilitation methods to improve linkages and restore habitats.

The project will select sites from landholders who have already submitted an expression of interest. However, there will be opportunities for others to be involved in subsequent years.  These selections will focus on clusters of landholdings.

The partners of this project are Coffs Harbour Local Government area are Coffs Harbour Regional Landcare and Coffs Harbour Local Aboriginal Land Council and Northern Rivers Catchment Management Authority. We are working with members of the Jaliigirr Biodiversity Alliance who are establishing similar projects from the sea to the tablelands.

We plan to build the community’s ability and knowledge in land stewardship to help restore landscapes and connect communities and cultures through corridors. We are working to make our vision into a reality.

Our project officer will be working with landholders to assist them understand the objectives of the Jaliigirr Project to improve their land. Landholders that expressed an initial Expression of Interest will be contacted by the Project Officer to assess the inclusion of their land within the project.

The potential sites will have an assessment of the vegetation types to validate the regional vegetation communities over the extent of the Coffs Jaliigirr project - from the Coffs Coast to the mountains. 

The regional partnership of the Great Eastern Ranges Initiative, the Jaliigirr Biodiversity Alliance, has also prioritised the conservation of links between the coast the mountains and beyond.

We are working to convert our vision into a reality.

For further information please contact:

The Coffs Jaliigirr Project Officer
Craig Stehn
02 6651 1308

This project has been assisted through the following organisations: