Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Coffs jetty revitalisation moves forward

The NSW Government is moving ahead with plans for the revitalisation of the Coffs Harbour Jetty Foreshore Precinct, a project that was started by the former State Government.

Minister for Lands and Property, Steve Kamper joined the Member for Coffs Harbour, Gurmesh Singh, to provide bipartisan support for the 20-year shared community vision to “connect community with Country and to create a revitalised Coffs Harbour Foreshore precinct”.

The masterplan has been informed by more than 3,600 responses from the community and will create a self-sustaining, cost-neutral precinct that reinvests all proceeds into improving the foreshore’s public areas to create a family friendly area that everyone can enjoy, including renewal of parklands, and better recreational facilities, said Minister Kamper.

“The NSW Government is standing shoulder-to-shoulder with the Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh to deliver this once-in-a-generation opportunity for this great regional city,” he said.

“We will not develop any foreshore land here for profit, and all funds generated will be reinvested into the Coffs Harbour Jetty Foreshore Precinct to revitalise the land to create a family-friendly precinct with a focus on parks and places that are attractive, safe and lively.

Minister for Lands and Property, Steve Kamper (right) with Member for Coffs Harbour, Gurmesh Singh.

“Revitalising the foreshore will benefit locals and deliver more jobs, economic and tourism benefits for Coffs Harbour together with much-needed housing.”

Much of the Coffs Harbour Jetty Foreshore Precinct is currently inaccessible for public enjoyment. While gravelled areas provide overflow parking, these do not reflect the potential of this foreshore land, said Mr Singh.

“Coffs Harbour has undergone significant change over the years. As a regional city, there is a need to reimagine its future direction,” he said.

“The majority of people in Coffs Harbour want to see this current site transformed into a thriving destination that attracts tourists, supports local jobs and businesses, addresses housing needs and makes us all proud.”

Community outcomes to be delivered by the revitalisation will include additional housing to address the housing crisis Coffs Harbour and the wider state is facing, as well as an expansion of tourism and hospitality offerings to support a thriving regional economy, increase in quality public open space and deliver more and better parking.

Find out more about the Coffs Jetty Harbour Foreshore Precinct Revitalisation.

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