Draft Revised Environmental Levy Policy

Submissions have now closed. A report is expected to go to the 10 October Council meeting for a final determination.


To provide the framework for the allocation of Environmental Levy funds to support major Council environmental initiatives and a community based Environmental Levy Grants Program.

On 8 August 2019 Council resolved to place the following draft revised policy item on public exhibition for a period of 28 days. A subsequent report will go to Council where submissions and a final determination will be made. It is expected that a final determination will be made by mid October 2019.

  • Draft Revised Environmental Levy Policy

This revised policy has been designed to expand the major Council environmental initiatives to include environmental health research initiatives and water quality testing. Council recognises the many benefits of protecting the diversity of our natural environment and using resources responsibly to support a safe and stable climate.

The revised policy also expands on the reporting provisions for the Environmental Levy Grants Program to include a half yearly progress report.

The draft revised policy document contains further details and is linked to this engagement. There will also be a hardcopy of the draft revised policy provided at the Customer Service Centre (Chambers) Building located on the corner of Coffs and Castle Street, Coffs Harbour.

Council welcomes any comments in relation to this policy and requests this feedback to be provided in written form no later than 10 September 2019.

All submissions received will be provided to Council and the submissions will assist in the final determination of this policy.

Submissions have now closed. A report is expected to go to the 10 October Council meeting for a final determination.


To provide the framework for the allocation of Environmental Levy funds to support major Council environmental initiatives and a community based Environmental Levy Grants Program.

On 8 August 2019 Council resolved to place the following draft revised policy item on public exhibition for a period of 28 days. A subsequent report will go to Council where submissions and a final determination will be made. It is expected that a final determination will be made by mid October 2019.

  • Draft Revised Environmental Levy Policy

This revised policy has been designed to expand the major Council environmental initiatives to include environmental health research initiatives and water quality testing. Council recognises the many benefits of protecting the diversity of our natural environment and using resources responsibly to support a safe and stable climate.

The revised policy also expands on the reporting provisions for the Environmental Levy Grants Program to include a half yearly progress report.

The draft revised policy document contains further details and is linked to this engagement. There will also be a hardcopy of the draft revised policy provided at the Customer Service Centre (Chambers) Building located on the corner of Coffs and Castle Street, Coffs Harbour.

Council welcomes any comments in relation to this policy and requests this feedback to be provided in written form no later than 10 September 2019.

All submissions received will be provided to Council and the submissions will assist in the final determination of this policy.

Electronic Submissions

In order for Council to consider electronic submissions each submission must:
a) contain legitimate contact details;
b) be received by Council during the submission period; and
c) be correctly or ‘properly’ made to include the proposal title and reasons for the submission.

Submissions which do not satisfy the above criteria may not be considered. Further details can be found in Council's Submission Policy.

Council is committed to openness and transparency in its decision making processes.  The Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 requires Council to provide public access to information held unless there are overriding public interest considerations against disclosure.  Any submissions received will be made publicly available unless the writer can demonstrate that the release of part or all of the information would not be in the public interest.  However, Council would be obliged to release information as required by court order or other specific law.

CLOSED: This survey has concluded.