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Extraordinary Meeting

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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

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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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Coastal Works

​The purpose of Coffs Harbour City Council’s Coastal Works construction unit is to generate profits and earnings for the benefit of the local community by winning building projects.

Council is one of only two local operators that can tender for projects with the NSW Government’s Roads and Maritime Services (RMS), as it has the necessary pre-qualification.

Coastal Works only bids for projects outside of the local government area so that it does not directly compete against contractors from Coffs Harbour. It is also able – and does - employ local sub-contractors to carry out works on projects.

In this way, the community benefits twice - the annual net profit generated by Coastal Works is put into the city’s funds to be used for works like roads, footpaths and kerb and guttering - plus local sub-contractors are also employed.

The money then earned by the sub-contractors also goes into the local economy, which provides further benefit to other businesses and the wider community.

The average profit made by Coastal Works is around $600,000 a year – and all of that extra income goes into Council’s General Fund for infrastructure maintenance and renewal.

Council’s goal in operating Coastal Works to benefit the whole Coffs Harbour community by generating a portion of Council’s income ourselves – and helping support local businesses.

Take a look at the Coastal Works website for more information.