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COVID-19

COVID-19

You can find information on current changes to our programs, services and facilities, necessitated by precautions introduced in the face of the Coronavirus pandemic here...

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Library Online

Online Services

Our Customer Service Centre is temporarily closed however you can still use a range of our online services...

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Disaster Revocery

Bushfire Recovery Portal

Council have created the bushfire recovery portal to ensure that the recovery process is as simple and clear as possible...

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Bushfire Recovery

Help Shape The Future of Our Region

A draft strategy that will help shape the way Council manages the planning opportunities created by the community’s changing needs over the next 20 years is now out for public comment...

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Woolgoolga

Coronavirus – Coffs Locals Thanked for Cooperation

To help minimise the spread of Coronavirus, local playgrounds, skate parks and outdoor exercise equipment is being made off limits, and there are changes to Lifeguard Services....

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Business Support

Local Business Support Plan Announced

A support package to help alleviate the impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic on local businesses and the community was put forward by Coffs Harbour Mayor...

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Planning Controls and Guidelines

Local Environment Plan 

Local Environment Plan

Local Environmental Plans (LEPs) guide planning decisions for local government areas.

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Development Control Plan 2015​ 

Development Control Plan 2015​

Coffs Harbour City Council has prepared DCP 2015 to provide a more cohesive and user friendly guideline for carrying out development within the Coffs Harbour Local Government Area (LGA).

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Developer Contribution Plans and Maps 

Developer Contribution Plans and Maps

Developer Contribution and Services Plans outline Council's policy for the assessment, collection, spending and administration of contributions (monies), which are to be spent to fund and supply necessary public amenities and services for new development.

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Types of Development 

Types of Development

Find out about the different types of development​.

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Water Sensitive Urban Design 

Water Sensitive Urban Design

Water sensitive urban design (WSUD) is a multi-pronged approach to managing stormwater.

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