City of Coffs Harbour

City of Coffs Harbour
City of Coffs Harbour
New South Wales
Coffs harbour location map in New South Wales.PNG
Location of Coffs Harbour in NSW (in red)
Population: 71,677(2009)[1]
Density: 55.24/km² (143.1/sq mi)
Coordinates: 30°19′S 153°07′E / 30.317°S 153.117°E / -30.317; 153.117Coordinates: 30°19′S 153°07′E / 30.317°S 153.117°E / -30.317; 153.117
Area: 1175 km² (453.7 sq mi) [2]
Mayor: Keith Rhoades[2]
Council Seat: Coffs Harbour (2 Castle Street)
Region: Mid North Coast
State District:
Federal Division: Cowper
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
27 °C
81 °F
6.6 °C
44 °F
1,647.3 mm
64.9 in
LGAs around City of Coffs Harbour:
Clarence Valley Clarence Valley Pacific Ocean
Clarence Valley City of Coffs Harbour Pacific Ocean
Bellingen Bellingen Pacific Ocean

The City of Coffs Harbour is the Local Government Area (LGA) that administers the Coffs Harbour area. It is on the Pacific Highway, and the North Coast railway line.

At the 2006 Census the City's resident population was 64,910. The city has recently expanded to include the localities of Red Rock, Corindi and Upper Corindi, previously part of the former Pristine Waters LGA, the balance of which has been amalgamated into the Clarence Valley LGA to the north. Since this amalgamation the Coffs Harbour LGA has expanded to cover 1,175 km2 (454 sq mi).


Towns and localities


According to the Australian Bureau Statistics [3] during 2003-04, there:

- were 21,047 wage and salary earners (ranked 44th in New South Wales and 115th in Australia, 0.8% of New South Wales's 2,558,415 and 0.3% of Australia's 7,831,856)

- was a total income of $661,218,091 (around $661 million) (ranked 51st in New South Wales and 132nd in Australia, 0.6% of New South Wales's $107,179,688,262 (around $107 billion) and 0.2% of Australia's $304,034,755,876 (around $304 billion))

- was an estimated average income per wage and salary earner of $31,416 (ranked 122nd in New South Wales and 414th in Australia, 76% of New South Wales's $41,407 and 81% of Australia's $38,820)

- was an estimated median income per wage and salary earner of $28,309 (ranked 143rd in New South Wales and 470th in Australia, 80% of New South Wales's $35,479 and 83% of Australia's $34,149).

Sister city

Coffs Harbour's sister city is Sasebo, Japan.


Coffs Harbour City Council is composed of eight councillors elected proportionally, in addition to the mayor, who is directly elected.[4] The current makeup of the council, including the mayor, is as follows:[4]

Party Councillors
  Independents and Unaffiliated 7
  The Greens 2
Total 9

The current council, elected in 2008, is:[4]

Councillor Party Notes
  Keith Rhoades Independent Mayor
  Kerry Hines Independent Elected on Keith Rhoades's ticket
  Mark Graham Greens
  John Arkan Independent
  Jennifer Bonfield Unaffiliated
  Bill Palmer Unaffiliated
  Denise Knight Independent Deputy Mayor - Elected on Keith Rhoades's ticket
  Rodney Degens Greens
  Paul Templeton Independent Elected on Keith Rhoades's ticket


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