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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.

The Environmental Levy is allocated in two streams: 75 per cent of the  fund is allocated to Major Strategic Projects and 25 per cent  to the Environmental Levy Grants program.

Environmental Levy Major Strategic Projects for 2019/20:

Applicant ​Project Name ​Amount ($)
CHCC​Conservation & Sustainable Management of Biodiversity​123,600
CHCC​Environmental Levy Coordination​66,943
​CHCC​Improving Diversity within CHCC Bushland Reserves219,235
​CHCC​Management of Key Environmental Weeds within Council Managed Lands109,620
CHCC​Community Sustainable Living Program​103,000
CHCC​North Coast Regional Botanic Garden Education Officer​20,600
​Orara Valley Rivercare Groups Management Committee​Orara River Rehabilitation Project​202,700
​Coffs Harbour Regional Landcare​Supporting Community Landcare Action in the Coffs Harbour LGA​223,411
​Total amount of funding ​1,069,109


Sucessful Projects 2019/20 Environmental Levy Grants Program

Applicant​Project Name​Amount ($)
​Bonville Public School P&C Association ​Planting for Spray Drift Prevention - Stage 1​15,510
​Coffs Harbour Regional Landcare​Growing Our Future 2019/20​24,640
​Coffs Harbour and District Local Aboriginal Lands Council ​Improving the Waterways of Corindi Beach​23,130
​Envite​Koala Habitat Enhancement​24,640
​First Choice Organics​Sustainable Profitable Future Food Production for the Coffs Coast​23,000
​Jetty Dunecare​Pre-empting the Sleeping Invader - Glory Lily @ Boambee Beach​25,000
​Jetty Dunecare​Restore and Enhance the Natural Environment of the Jetty Foreshores​25,000
​Nana Glen Lancare Group​Rehabilitating the Coldwater Creek Travelling Stock Reserve (TSR39744) - Phase 2​25,000
​Nana Glen Lancare Group​The Effects of Nitrates on Macro Invertebrates and River Health​23,000
​New Earth Regeneration​Halls Road Koala Corridor - Engaging the Community in Habitat Restoration​4,800
​New Earth Regeneration​Roberts Hill Koala Corridor - Protecting the Connection​4,200
​New Earth Regeneration​Tree Fern Creek Habitat Corridor - Targeting High Priority Vine Weeds​4,200
​New Earth Regeneration​Newport's Creek - Riparian Rainforest Restoration​4,975
​OzGREEN​My River Coffs Harbour​24,354
​Sandy Beach Action Group​Revegitation of Sandy Beach Reserve - Stage 2​2,800
​Southern Cross University​The Runoff Carrying Capacity of COffs Coast Estuaries​25,000
​​Southern Cross University​Further Soil Chemistry Investigations on Intensive Horticultre Sites and in Associated Sediments​25,000
​​Southern Cross University​Improving Water Quality Downstream of Protected Cropping Operations (Hothouses)​20,000
​Woolgoolga Regional Community Garends​Let the Sun Shine In​14,987
Total amount of funding339,236