TEN BIG THINGS COMING TO COFFS
THERE is no understating the Coffs Coast has moved ahead as one of New South Wales’ fastest-developing regional cities in 2017.
The $1.2 billion total of the 10 major projects we’ve listed today, spanning across private and public assets and infrastructure, highlights an era of huge growth and development.
Mayor Denise Knight said without a doubt 2017 had been the highlight year of her local government career in terms of growth and development across the city.
“Absolutely, no question about it,” Cr Knight said.
“I think it comes down to the fact we did our homework properly over four years and now it’s time to cut the ribbons.
“Coffs Harbour is open for business.
“There have been many other projects – the new Gordon St intersection and drainage works there, the Duke St extension, the airport tarmac extension and terminal upgrade, lighting at Maclean St, the new men’s shed, many new amenity blocks, the new laundry at the community village, the Fitzroy St sporting pavilion opened just this week and resolution on an arts and entertainment precinct ... too many to name.”
Chamber of Commerce president George Cecato said the growth reflected a shared desire among community and business leaders to see Coffs Harbour become a premier regional city.
“I’ve been in town 26 years and yes, definitely 2016–17 have been the best years of capital approval that I have seen in Coffs Harbour,” Mr Cecato said.
“But there is still a large wish list to come. I believe Coffs Harbour is on the verge of greater opportunities.”