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Easter Opening Hours

Easter and ANZAC Day Closures

Find out when our facilities will be open over the Easter and ANZAC Day period...

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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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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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Latest News

Australia’s Remotest Regions Come to Coffs

Artworks from Indigenous artists working in some of the remotest parts of this vast continent will be on show in the ‘Clay Stories’ exhibition at Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery from Friday, May 10...

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Ayshire Park

Draft Ayrshire Park Masterplan Consultation Kicks Off

A draft Masterplan for Ayrshire Park in Middle Boambee that aims to encourage more sporting use, create a more attractive parkland space and enhance the natural environment will be out for comment from April 16...

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Coffs Coast

Simplicity and Sophistication at Heart of New Marketing Campaign

A new TV ad campaign that highlights the stunning natural landscapes of the Coffs Coast alongside the attractions of the area as a stylish, growing regional centre...

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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​.​