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Sod Turned

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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

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

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Driving on Beaches

Driving on the beach

Vehicles are permitted on the following beaches: 

Restrictions

  • Vehicles using designated beaches must use only officially constructed beach access tracks when entering onto the beach.

  • Vehicles are to drive below the high tide mark whenever possible and during high tide drive as close to the high tide mark as possible.

  • Driving on vegetated dunal areas is strictly prohibited. 

Temporary Restrictions - Corindi/Pipeclay Beach Arrawarra

Access to Arrawarra Beach from Arrawarra Headland to the Arrawarra Creek entrance and also Corindi Beach north of the access point at Corindi will be temporarily restricted from 21 December 2019 until 1 March 2020, noting that the launching and parking of boat trailers can still occur in the nominated restricted area. Details of where you can and cannot drive are shown on this map.

Speed Limit

The maximum vehicle speed is 25 kph when within 100 metres of pedestrians and beach users and 50 kph at other times.

Special Purpose/Commercial Fishing

Enquiries regarding vehicle access on non-designated beaches for a special purpose or for commercial fishing purposes should be directed to Council's Parks and Recreation Branch in writing.

Ultra light aircraft

Ultra light aircraft and motorised hang-gliders are prohibited on all beaches within Coffs Harbour City area and offenders will be subject to on the spot fines.

Draft Vehicles on Beaches Policy

At the meeting of 6 December 2018 Council approved the public exhibition of the draft Vehicles on Beaches Policy for a period of 28 days from 14 January 2019. The draft policy was out for public feedback on Council's Have Your Say site from 14 January 2019 until 28 February 2019.