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Swim Between The Flags

Swim Between The Flags

Stay safe at the beach these school holidays by swimming between the red and yellow flags at patrolled beaches...

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Water

Registration of Interest - Water

Council is calling for interested parties to register their interest in obtaining raw water or recycled water for agricultural/irrigation purposes...

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Disaster Revocery

Disaster Recovery

Council is hosting a bushfire recovery meeting on Tuesday, 28 January at 5:30pm in Nana Glen Community Hall...

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Australia Day Nominees 2020

Australia Day 2020

The winners of this year's Australia Day Awards will be revealed on Sunday, 26 Jan at the Botanic Garden at 9am. Meet the Nominees…

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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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New Beach Patrols

New Beach Patrols for Summer

Jetty Beach will have a trial beach patrol service by Council’s Lifeguards this summer as part of a series of innovations...

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Saving Water Outdoors

How much water do we use outdoors? *

A garden hose running for an hour can use over 1,000 litres of water, depending on how far it's turned on.  Other inefficient outdoor uses or behaviours can also waste surprising amounts of water, which can all add up on your water bill.


Average values (when restrictions do not apply)

Smart Approved WaterMark

Smart Approved WaterMark is Australia's labelling scheme for products and services that help conserve water. Check their Products page and Services page to research how you could save water in your home, business or garden.The types of products and services approved by the scheme include:

  • garden mulches and soil wetting agents
  • irrigation systems and sensors
  • grey water systems
  • rain water harvesting systems
  • pool covers
  • waterless car wash products
  • plumbing services

​Waterwise Gardening in Coffs Harbour

Council ​​has produced a comprehensive Waterwise Garden Guide to help save water in your garden locally. The guide includes tips on successful garden design, what to plant, how to water and garden maintenance.

Waterwise Garden Guide

Spring Garden Competi​tion


Water Restrictions

Whatever actitvites you are undertaking outside, always make sure you follow the current water restrictions.