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Extraordinary Meeting

An extaordinary meeting of Council will be held on Wednesday 29 January 2020...

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Registration of Interest - Water

Council is calling for interested parties to register their interest in obtaining raw water or recycled water for agricultural/irrigation purposes...

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Disaster Revocery

Disaster Recovery

Council is hosting a bushfire recovery meeting on Tuesday, 28 January at 5:30pm in Nana Glen Community Hall...

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Sod Turned

$10 Million to Kick-Start Coffs Harbour Airport Enterprise Park

The first sod has been turned to mark the start of construction of the Coffs Harbour Airport Enterprise Park today after the Coalition Government delivered $10 million for the project...

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Australia Day Nominees 2020

Australia Day 2020

The winners of this year's Australia Day Awards will be revealed on Sunday, 26 Jan at the Botanic Garden at 9am. Meet the Nominees…

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Turtle warning

Nesting Turtles Plea for Care

Plea to public to avoid disturbing turtle nests and rare birds on local beaches by keeping dogs and vehicles away...

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2019 NAIDOC Week 7-14 July theme:

'VOICE. TREATY. TRUTH. Let's work together for a shared future' 

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life.

Each year the Coffs Harbour area enjoys a full week of NAIDOC activities, entertainment, culture and Aboriginal heritage. A calendar of events is coordinated by the committee at CHASE (Coffs Harbour Aboriginal Social Events), and planned with associated organisations and agencies. Events cover sport, food, art and culture and are open to the whole Coffs Harbour Community and all are welcome.

The week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support our local Aboriginal community here on Gumbaynggirr Country.

At the beginning of the week's events, Council holds a Flag Raising Ceremony and Morning Tea on the Monday morning, with local community partners. On the Friday night of NAIDOC Week, Council and the Yandaarra Aboriginal Consultative Committee present the Grace Roberts Community Development Awards​ to acknowledge individuals who, like Grace Roberts have made a significant contribution to enhancing the quality of life of Aboriginal people in the Coffs Harbour area.

2019 Grace Roberts Community Development Awards recipients

Grace Roberts Memorial Community Development Award:

  • Brian Bolt
  • Lloyd Lynwood (Winner)
  • Lachlan Skinner

Academic Achievement Award:

  • Michelle Sinclair (Winner) 

Sports Achievement Award:

  • Jada - Lee Brunton
  • Loretta Donovan
  • Lily Pade (Winner)
  • Malakhi Donovan

Youth of the Year Award:

  • Jada - Lee Brunton (Winner)

Arts and Cultural Achievement Award:

  • Wendy Craig
  • Kimberley Duncan (Winner) 

Community Organisation or Business of the Year Award:

  • Yarrawarra Aboriginal Cultural Centre
  • A Break Disability and Respite
  • Naru Surf Gathering
  • Aboriginal Chronic Care - 48 Hour Follow Up Team (Winner)



NAIDOC Week events:

A full schedule of CHASE (Coffs Harbour Aboriginal Social Events) events for NAIDOC week will be available here closer to the week.

Should you require transport or more information regarding CHASE events please call Lachlan Skinner on 0401 239 800.