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Coffs Harbour is a smart place to do business

Doing business in Coffs Harbour 

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Planning and Development

Coffs Harbour Innovation Centre

Industry and Investment

With our strategic location, half way between Sydney and Brisbane Coffs Harbour offers you the opportunity to be in business and grow the quality of your work/life balance. In 2009 the NSW Government officially recognised Coffs Harbour as a 'Centre of Strategic Growth' indicating Coffs Harbour's economic and social importance to NSW. Together with Coffs Harbour City Council the NSW Government is building upon Coffs Harbour's thriving business hub by revitalising the city's CBD and boosting job-creating investments.

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Coffs Harbour City Council's Economic Development Unit can help make your investment choice an easy one by providing information and assistance to business and industry to help identify opportunities and create success. You can contact us on (02) 6648 4087 or email us for further information and businesses and investment assistance. To keep up to date on the latest Business News e-newsletter click on the button in the left-hand column.

Planning and Development

Council established the Technical Liaison Committee to offer applicants advice on complex development proposals that require consideration by a number of departments within Council. The committee is made up of professional staff from various Council departments including Planning, Environment and Development, City Services and City Business Units.

To help Council staff process your application as promptly as possible, it's helpful if you come to this committee prior to making your application and make sure that all necessary documentation accompanies your final submission. Appointments can be made by phoning Council's Planning, Environment and Development department on (02) 6648 4000.

Council also offers a videoconferencing service for potential applicants who are unable to attend a meeting at Council’s Administration Centre. This system will work on a PC, MAC, iPad or iPhone, which has a web cam. If you wish to utilise this service, please let us know when booking the meeting. Following this, you will be contacted and provided with further instructions.  To assist Council with providing advice via a videoconference call, you are required to provide a copy of the information listed above to Council prior to the scheduled meeting. This information should be provided at least three (3) days before the scheduled meeting date and can be emailed to Council.

Coffs Harbour Innovation Centre

The Innovation Centre provides a high-tech, creative, fun and innovative environment for new start companies, and it works closely with each client company to help accelerate its growth and achieve its potential. So, the incubator is really much more about a dynamic and networked business development ‘experience’, rather than simply an office space. Coffs Harbour City Council is a partner in the Innovation Centre and encourages businesses looking to take the next step to explore the website or contact the Coordinator on 02 6658 8199.

Industry and Investment NSW

Industry & Investment NSW is the first point of contact within government for companies wishing to do business in Sydney and regional New South Wales (NSW).

The Department works with businesses to save them time and money when establishing or expanding in NSW by:

  • Offering tailored assistance to help them set up and grow in NSW
  • Providing a wide range of business and investment information for international and local companies
  • Assisting business to find new markets for their products and services
  • Attracting and sustaining investment projects
  • Organising trade missions for NSW business to help them establish themselves in the international economy
  • Delivering enterprise improvement programs that enhance international competitiveness driving policy change to improve the business climate in NSW.