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Water Main Flushing

Water Mains Flushing

A major water mainsflushing program will be carried out on the water mains in certain locations over the coming weeks...

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LG IT Conference

LG IT Conference

Coffs Harbour City Council are organising the 21st Local Government Information Technology Conference from 28 - 30 November 2018.

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Place Score

Place Score - How does your place rate?

Coffs Harbour City Council is seeking community opinion about what makes our places and precincts unique...

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EL Funding

Second Round of EL Funds Allocated

More than $131,600 in Environmental Levy (EL) grants has been given to nine local organisations in the final round of this year’s EL programme...

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IPWEA AWARD

Jetty4Shores Project Wins Top Excellence Award

The NSW Minister for Local Government’s 2018 Award for Innovation in Local Government Engineering has been won by Coffs Harbour’s Jetty4Shores Project...

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JO

No Progress on Joint Organisation Request

Despite making numerous representations to local State Members, the Minister for Local Government and the Deputy Premier of NSW, Coffs Harbour, Nambucca Shire and Clarence Valley councils...

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Environmental Levy

Council introduced the Environmental Levy as a means of undertaking environmental management works. The levy currently raises around $1.3 million per annum for local environmental works at an average cost of $44 per rate payer.

Council recognises the value and importance in providing an environmental program that offers and delivers opportunities to help sustain and improve the local environment.

The Environmental Levy Policy provides a framework for how the new method for the allocation of funds will work.

Round One

Successful projects from round one of the 2018/19 Environmental Levy Grants Program:

Applicant ​Project Name ​Amount Recommended ($)
​Jetty Dunecare​Restore and enhance the natural environment at Boambee Beach​25,000
​Jetty Dunecare​Restore and enhance the natural environment of the Jetty Foreshores​25,000
​Coffs Harbour and District Local Aboriginal Lands Council​Community and culture bush regeneration works​25,000
​Coffs Harbour Regional Landcare​Growing Our Future 2018/19​20,790
​EnviTE​Koala habitat rehabilitation and community education​23,000
​University of Sydney​Understanding the impacts of housing infrastructure on kangaroo movement patterns​24,746
​Sandy Beach Action Group​Revegetation - open drain line​2,000
​Southern Cross University​Investigating soil chemistry on intensive horticulture sites and in association with dam sediments​25,000
​EnviTE​Community Supporting Land for Wildlife Initiative​8,832
​Nana Glen Landcare Group​What water bugs (aquatic macroinvertebrates) can tell us about river health in agricultural areas​16,000
​Southern Cross University​Improving water quality downstream of blueberry farms​25,000
​South Coffs Community Gardens​Install stand-alone off grid solar PV system with batteries​16,862
​Total amount of funding ​237,230

Round Two

Successful projects from round two of the 2018/19 Environmental Levy Grants Program:

Applicant ​Project Name ​Amount Recommended ($)
Coffs Harbour and District Local Aboriginal Lands CouncilCaring for Country - restoring littoral rainforest on Coffs Harbour and District Local Aboriginal Lands Council owned land​7,840
Envite​Coffs Coast Native Seedbank Network​10,993
​Southern Cross University​Investigating trace metal transport mechanisms along an intensive horticulture catchment​25,000
​South Coffs Community Garden​Native bee pollinators and support plantings2,832
Southern Cross UniversityNutrient transport in headwater streams surrounded by intensive horticulture​25,000
Envite​Pandanus dieback recovery project in Coffs Harbour Local Government Area​24,994
Nana Glen Landcare​Rehabilitating the Coldwater Creek Travelling Stock Reserve (TSR39744)​25,000
​Nana Glen Sport, Recreation and Equestrian Centre Management CommitteeRemoving dead camphor laurel trees at the Nana Glen Sport, Recreation and Equestrian Centre​5,000
Coffs Harbour Regional Landcare​Reveegetating the headwaters or Coffs Creek for wildlife and water quality5,000
​Total amount of funding ​131,659