Sustainable website for Coffs
CLICK on www.ourlivingcoast.com.au and you will find the region’s new sustainability hub and can sign up to an online newsletter.
Launched in Coffs Harbour yesterday, Our Living Coast is the latest in a series of collaborations between Coffs Harbour, Bellingen and Nambucca Shire Councils.
Funded with a $2 million grant from the NSW Government, the project includes public education, bush regeneration, paths, cycleways and signage, household workshops and cross-council learning to ‘green-up’ the councils’ own work practices.
Everything from the coastal walkway from Scotts Head to Muttonbird Island and management plans for Bellingen’s island bat colony, to community gardens and open days at sustainable houses is encompassed under the program.
Bellingen mayor Cr Mark Troy and Nambucca mayor Cr Rhonda Hoban joined Coffs Harbour mayor Cr Keith Rhoades and Duty MLC Amanda Fazio to click open the website at yesterday’s function in the Coffs Harbour Library, which included visual displays of the program’s activities.
This display will be a feature of Sunday’s Botanica Green Living Festival, the closing event of this week’s inaugural Sustainability Festival.
The MC for the event was Jim Downey the program co-ordinator for Our Living Coast.
Mr Downey is based at Coffs Harbour City Council and works across all three local government areas.