Coffs Harbour's 'Jetty4Shores' is sure to bring in the crowds

Media Release

DC329/2017

30 October 2017

Joint release with:

Luke Hartsuyker

Federal Member for Cowper

Denise Knight

Coffs Harbour City Council, Mayor

The redevelopment of the Coffs Harbour foreshore was officially opened today, with the community taking their first walk along the new boardwalk, and experiencing the new market area and recreation centre.

Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said as well as the foreshore now being set up to host festivals and community events, the development has made it easier for locals to access the beach.

“Coffs Harbour is one of the jewels of the north coast, and this redevelopment will guarantee the foreshore is a feature of community gatherings while drawing tourists to the area with activities and feature events,” Mr Chester said.

“The Coalition Government is delivering community infrastructure projects, investing over $4.6 million towards this $9.2 million project.”

Federal Member for Cowper Luke Hartsuyker said the project received strong community support from the Jetty4Shores Reference Group.

“The community group helped us to achieve consensus after more than 20 years of divided opinion over previous plans for the site,” Mr Hartsuyker said.

“The new foreshore will feature signage and historical themes from the community, and it's great to see this project embrace the local history.”

Mayor of Coffs Harbour Denise Knight said the new attractions will provide social, cultural and fun places where people can relax, meet and enjoy the beauty of the Coffs Coast.

“This is a momentous milestone for the whole revitalisation of the Foreshores. The Plaza, Terraced Steps and Boardwalk are the core of the upgrade and have finally brought the Harbour back to life as the heart of the city,” Cr Knight said.

“This moment has been a long time coming and may never have happened without the overwhelming support of the community and the commitment of present and former Councillors. We're also very grateful to the Australian Government for its contribution of half the $9.2 million cost through its National Stronger Regions Fund.”

This project was jointly funded by the Federal Coalition Government ($4,605,288) and the Coffs Harbour City Council ($4,605,289).