Boambee / Newports Estuary

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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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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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Boambee / Newports Estuary

Boambee Creek

The Boambee/Newports Estuary has a roughly rectangular shape catchment area of approximately 49 km2. It extends about 8 km from the coast with a coastal floodplain of approximately 3 km wide. It consists of three main tributaries: the largest being Newports Creek in the north; Boambee Creek is next largest and drains the middle portion of the catchment; and Cordwells Creek the smaller of the catchments drains the south. The Boambee/Newports Estuary is permanently open to the ocean and has no artificial entrance training works, as it is naturally trained by Boambee Headland on the southern side.

Coffs Harbour City Council (CHCC) recognises the need to minimise human impacts on the estuarine environment of Boambee/Newports Estuary and to ensure that the natural resources of the estuary are managed to meet both the present and future needs.

Boambee Newports Estuary Processes Study (4MB)

Boambee/Newports Estuary Management Study and Plan (5MB)