Following the success of the MyRoadInfo website and free apps
developed to provide local roads information throughout northern NSW, a new
MyBeachInfo system has been launched to keep Coffs Harbour locals and visitors
instantly updated on beach conditions.
The free apps and website are very easy to use. MyBeachInfo features
a map of the coastline which displays icons for beach openings, closures and
Just like MyRoadInfo, users are also able to set up favourite
locations and receive notifications when their status changes.
The data is updated instantly
by Council’s Lifeguards to reflect current known conditions on our beaches.
“MyBeachInfo is a fantastic tool that is really going to help us
promote beach safety,” said Greg Hackfath, Council’s Team Leader Lifeguard
“Reaching the thousands of tourists who visit our region every year
is a constant goal for Lifeguards, Surf Lifesavers and the emergency services.
It’s a fact that it’s often the overseas visitors who can get into serious
trouble in the surf because they don’t understand the dangers.
“The MyBeachInfo site and apps can be instantly translated into 90
languages with one click, which is brilliant. We’d urge all local tourism
operators to promote MyBeachInfo to visitors.”
MyBeachInfo also provides links to other beach
information such as patrol times and dates, as well as a link to the existing Surf
Life Saving Australia’s www.beachsafe.org.au
Beachgoers are urged to download the FREE MyBeachInfo app which is available for iPhones
MyBeachInfo was developed
by Ballina Shire Council and Lismore City Council, as part of a NOROC (Northern
Rivers Regional Organisation of Councils) resource sharing project.