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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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Water

Registration of Interest - Water

Council is calling for interested parties to register their interest in obtaining raw water or recycled water for agricultural/irrigation purposes...

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Disaster Revocery

Disaster Recovery

Council is hosting a bushfire recovery meeting on Tuesday, 28 January at 5:30pm in Nana Glen Community Hall...

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Australia Day Nominees 2020

Australia Day 2020

The winners of this year's Australia Day Awards will be revealed on Sunday, 26 Jan at the Botanic Garden at 9am. Meet the Nominees…

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Turtle warning

Nesting Turtles Plea for Care

Plea to public to avoid disturbing turtle nests and rare birds on local beaches by keeping dogs and vehicles away...

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New Beach Patrols

New Beach Patrols for Summer

Jetty Beach will have a trial beach patrol service by Council’s Lifeguards this summer as part of a series of innovations...

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Upper Orara River

Studies and Plans

The Upper Orara Riveer Flood Study has been prepared for Coffs Harbour City Council to define the existing flood behaviour in the floodplain of the Upper Orara River and Bucca Bucca Creek and establish the basis for subsequent floodplain management activities. 

The study has produced information on flood flows, velocities, levels and extents for a range of flood events​ under existing catchment and floodplain conditions. Specifically, the study incorporates:

  • Compilation and review of existing information pertinent to the study and acquisition of additional data including survey as required;
  • Development and calibration of appropriate hydrologic and hydraulic models;
  • Determination of design flood conditions for a range of design event including the 20% AEP, 5% AEP, 1% AEP, and PMF event; and
  • Presentation of study methodology, results and findings in a comprehensive report incorporating appropriate flood mapping.

Current Works and Projects

There are currently no works or projects in this catchment.