Preserving paradise: Coffs Harbour's call for environmental projects

Published on 05 March 2024


Many are house proud, others obsessed with their backyards – but what about the ‘common grounds’ on your doorstep like a local creek, park or beach? 

City of Coffs Harbour will shortly call for nominations for projects seeking support in the 2024/2025 Environmental Levy Grants Program. 

Grants from $2,000 to $25,000 are possible for projects which deliver environmental and community benefit. 

“These annual grants are funded through the Environmental Levy and reflect our shared vision of a sustainable and thriving community,” City of Coffs Harbour Mayor Cr Paul Amos said. 

“Caring for where we live can bring immediate benefits and create a legacy for the generations who follow.” 

Anyone can apply for grant funding: Groups, not-for-profits, schools, businesses and universities (an unincorporated group can apply for an amount up to $5,000). 

Some of the projects backed by the City in the current financial year include: 

  • Revegetation and maintenance of Sandy Beach Reserve 

  • Koala habitat enhancement at Toormina/Boambee East; and 

  • Improving Garlambirla Bushlands along Coffs Creek. 

See a Sandy Beach Action Group project.


Nominations for the 2024/2025 Environmental Levy Grants Program are open from 15 March to 26 April. 

For more information, visit 


Put your ideas forward for the next annual round of the Environmental Levy Grants Program.