• The Jetty4Shores redevelopment of Coffs Harbour’s foreshore officially open
• Project encourages more use of the foreshore; improves access and safety
• The Coalition Government invested $4,605,288 in the project
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.
Nationals 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 fantastic to see this project embrace and reflect the local history.”
Mr Hartsuyker also said the foreshore could now host festivals and community events, and it would be easier for locals to access the beach.
“Coffs Harbour is one of the jewels of the north coast, and now it has a great area which will bring tourists from far and wide, host events and give the community a place to come together,” Mr Hartsuyker said.
“I aim to build the kind of communities that our children and grandchildren want to either stay in or come back to, and delivering projects like this one does that.”
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).