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Easter Opening Hours

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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Pipe Clay Lake

Pipe Clay Creek

Pipe Clay Lake is a small estuary located in the traditional lands of the Gumbaynggirr people in Corindi, around 40 kilometres north of Coffs Harbour.  The estuary is an Intermittently Closed and Open Lake or Lagoon (ICOLL) meaning that its entrance connection to the ocean is sometimes open and sometimes closed. In recent times it has been mostly closed, typically opening to the sea about five times a year for just two to five days at a time.  The total waterway area of the estuary is about 2.7 hectares with a catchment approximately 270 hectares.  Riparian vegetation along the estuary includes coastal dune species, saltmarsh, mangroves, Casuarina, and Melaleuca swamp forest.

Pipe Clay Lake Estuary Management Plan (5.66MB)