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Jetty Structure Refurb

Timber Jetty Undergoes Refurb

The historic jetty is to receive some much-needed TLC with a major programme of repair and refurbishment beginning from April 17.

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ANZAC Day

ANZAC Day Closures

Check the opening hours of Council's facilities on ANZAC Day.

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Positive Ageing

Positive Ageing Strategy

Council are inviting input from members of the community aged 55 years or older on developing a Positive Ageing Strategy.

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Detention Basin

Work Begins on Final Coffs Creek Flood Basin

Construction of the fourth and final flood detention basin planned for the Coffs Creek catchment will begin at Upper Shephards Lane ...

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Coffs Creek

Improvements Flow into Coffs Creek

An accessible jetty and launching ramp, a new playground, an updated amenities building and new parking area at Saltwater Park are among many improvements...

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Dont Be a Tosser

No Excuse for Litter

Coffs Harbour residents are being reminded there is no excuse to litter this autumn ...

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Upcoming Events

2018
SeniorsWeek

Coffs Harbour Seniors Festival

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16 - 27
May Gibbs

May Gibbs Display at the Library

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2018
Museum Exhibition

Created from a Dream: A Gift of Calligraphy Exhibition

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April 2018
Workshop

Create your own Journal with Suzanne Archer

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April 2018
BU Festival

Youth Week BU Festival

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April 2018
Ipads and biscuits

iPads and Biscuits

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Pipe Clay Lake

Pipe Clay Creek

Pipe Clay Lake is a small estuary located in the traditional lands of the Gumbaynggirr people in Corindi, around 40 kilometres north of Coffs Harbour.  The estuary is an Intermittently Closed and Open Lake or Lagoon (ICOLL) meaning that its entrance connection to the ocean is sometimes open and sometimes closed. In recent times it has been mostly closed, typically opening to the sea about five times a year for just two to five days at a time.  The total waterway area of the estuary is about 2.7 hectares with a catchment approximately 270 hectares.  Riparian vegetation along the estuary includes coastal dune species, saltmarsh, mangroves, Casuarina, and Melaleuca swamp forest.

Pipe Clay Lake Estuary Management Plan (5.66MB)