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STILL entries now open

Still: National Still Life Award

Entries for the 2019 award have now opened...

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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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Build the Best Bypass

Build the Best Bypass

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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STILL 2019

Go MAD – and Make a Difference

Local schools and childcare centres are being encouraged to apply for a MAD Green Grant to help them ‘Make a Difference’ to the environment...

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Coffs Harbour Boast Ramp

Andrew Fraser ‘Ignorant of Facts’ over Boat Ramp Claims

Repeated claims by retiring State Member Andrew Fraser that Coffs Harbour City Council diverted funds intended for improvements at the boat ramp in order to fund roadworks along Jordan Esplanade are completely incorrect...

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Arcitect Appointed

Architect from Coffs Selected for Cultural Space Design

Architectural firm BVN have won the contract to design Coffs Harbour’s new Cultural and Civic Space in the CBD....

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Saving Water Outdoors

How much water do we use outdoors? *

An average tap flows at up to 20 litres per minute depending on how far it's turned on.  Apply this to all your outdoor watering activities (see below) and you'll be surprised at how much is actually used.


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 outdoors. 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 Efficient Products

The Smart Watermark ​database allows you to research products for the home, business or garden based on water or energy efficiency ratings​.​