A redevelopment of Coffs Harbour’s Jetty Foreshores has won a unanimous vote, to start as soon as the required funding can be found.
The Coffs Harbour City Council (CHCC) last night unanimously signed off on the Jetty Foreshores Concept Plan, after months of debate, consultations and discussion.
The plan was placed on public exhibition for three months earlier this year, generating more than 1400 submissions.
The first stage of the plan, including a new Jetty Walkway, more lighting, a new carpark and more park furniture, has now been cleared to go ahead.
The CHCC will now look for a loan for Stage 1, and begin searching for further funding for the rest of the estimated $12.6 million project.
The mayor Denise Knight says there are plenty of potential sources.
“We’ll probably apply for Regional Development Australia (RDA) funding.
“We’ll go the Federal government, we’ll go to the State, we’ll go everywhere and we will borrow.
The timeline for the Foreshores upgrade is dependent on those funds becoming available.
The first step is to secure a loan of up to $2.6 million for Stage 1.
The deputy mayor Rodney Degens says a lot of hard work has gone into the plan and it’s something the community supports.
“If ever there was an item in council that’s been worked on to the point were it encapsulates 100 per cent of the views of the broader community, it would have to be this one,” he said.