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Corindi River and Pipe Clay Lake Estuaries are significant coastal features and Council wants to know what the locals value...

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Coffs Harbour City Council is committed to doing everything we can to ensure the best bypass is built to meet the needs of our community...

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Startup Coffs Coast Final Approaching

The stage is set for the Coffs Coast’s newest inventors and entrepreneurs to go head-to head in a Live Pitch Competition at the final Startup Coffs Coast event for 2019...

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Poor Pest Controls Starting to Bug Council

Pest infestations at local food outlets are on the rise and Council is urging businesses to be vigilant about prevention...

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Sport and Community Groups Celebrate Grants Success

Nine local sports clubs and eight community groups are the big winners in the latest round of Council’s Community Capital Infrastructure Grants Program...

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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