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Christmas Closures

Some Council services will be closed over the Christmas and New Year period...

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Extra Yellow Bin

Extra Yellow Bin Service

Every household in Coffs Harbour with a three-bin rubbish collection service will receive...

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Swim Between The Flags

Swim Between The Flags

Stay safe at the beach this summer by swimming between the red and yellow flags at patrolled beaches...

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New Year New Look

A whole new nature-based experience and education tour programme will debut in 2019 with paid opportunities for guides and fresh new experiences...

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Coffs Creek

Dead Trees to be removed from Creek

The State Government has given Council permission to remove dead trees and large branches currently creating a potential public hazard in Coffs Creek...

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Rural Lands

Rural Lands – Future Uses

Council is currently reviewing and updating its Local Growth Management Strategy – a key document that governs how we plan...

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Saving Water at Work

Have you ever stopped to think about how much water is used at work?  Every person uses about 150 litres per day of treated water in workplace environments.  That's 16 buckets per person per day, which is 30% of our total water usage.

Most of the water used in factories, commercial buildings, educational institutions and other workplaces goes in air conditioning, food processing and manufacturing processes.  A significant portion used for cleaning, food and drink preparation, gardening, and in toilets and washrooms. We all have a community responsibility to use water carefully in the workplace by adopting water-efficient practices, and ensuring that work processes do not waste water.

How Water Efficient is Your Workplace?

The National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) is a performance-based rating system for existing buildings. NABERS provides tools to help workers in several different types of businesses to rate the environmental impact, including water efficiency, of their workplaces. Currently, it is possible to rate:

  • office
  • retail
  • hotel 

NABERS will also be able to rate these workplaces in the future:

  • schools
  • hospitals