Boambee / Newports Estuary

A community unlike any other

Explore inspiring articles, discover events, connect with locals and learn more about Coffs Harbour City Council.

STILL entries now open

Still: National Still Life Award

Entries for the 2019 award have now opened...

Read more
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...

Read more
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...

Read more
View all news

Latest News

STILL 2019

Go MAD – and Make a Difference

Local schools and childcare centres are being encouraged to apply for a MAD Green Grant to help them ‘Make a Difference’ to the environment...

Read more
Coffs Harbour Boast Ramp

Andrew Fraser ‘Ignorant of Facts’ over Boat Ramp Claims

Repeated claims by retiring State Member Andrew Fraser that Coffs Harbour City Council diverted funds intended for improvements at the boat ramp in order to fund roadworks along Jordan Esplanade are completely incorrect...

Read more
Arcitect Appointed

Architect from Coffs Selected for Cultural Space Design

Architectural firm BVN have won the contract to design Coffs Harbour’s new Cultural and Civic Space in the CBD....

Read more
View all news

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)