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Build the Best Bypass

Build the Best Bypass

Council, on behalf of the community thanks our State and Federal Governments for supporting our request to use tunnels...

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Cultural Civic Space

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Local Artists Shine in the City Heart

Artworks by 35 local artists from Byron Bay to Port Macquarie that entered this year’s nationally significant Still: National Still Life Award will go on display in a special exhibition...

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Lifeguard Strategy

Future Lifeguard Strategy Out for Public Comment

Changes in our local population and the reasons people visit beaches, plus innovations in lifesaving technology are captured in a Draft Lifeguard Service Strategic Plan...

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Solar

Switching on to Solar

Work has begun on the first sites chosen for Council’s major solar energy push to help reach its target of using 100% renewable energy as an organisation by 2030...

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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)