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We currently have a wide range of opportunities available for people to join our team...

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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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Bushfire Recovery Portal

Council have created the bushfire recovery portal to ensure that the recovery process is as simple and clear as possible...

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Light Shone on New Location for Museum’s ‘Most Valuable Item’

The long-term home of the nationally important South Solitary Island Lighthouse Optic (SSILO) should be at the harbour in sight of the ocean...

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Intersection

New Intersection to Help Improve Safety on Solitary Islands Way

A forecast rise in traffic from future residential growth, local sporting facilities and active transport options is behind a plan for a new traffic light-controlled...

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WestCoffs

Local Tradies Sought for New Sports Complex Construction

Local tradies are being invited to be part of the biggest Council construction project ever to come to Woolgoolga and the Northern Beaches...

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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.