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Growing the Coffs Coast as a tourism destination into the future is a key focus for the “Destination Coffs Coast Committee” (DCCC), formed in July 2015.
Made up of tourism industry operators from Coffs Harbour and Bellingen, as well as Councillors and staff from both local councils, the DCCC works with local industry operators to drive tourism to the area.
In May 2016 the Coffs Coast Tourism Strategic Plan 2020 was adopted with a focus on attracting more visitors, having them stay in the region longer, spend more locally and stay in localities right across the region.  Key elements of the tourism strategy include the establishment of an Industry Development and Engagement working group, a Nature Based working group and a Brand Review working group. 
The Destination Coffs Coast Committee members are:
Industry Representatives
Coffs Harbour LGA
Paige Sinclair (Vice Chair and Liaison) – Chief Executive Officer, Dolphin Marine Magic
Dene Zahner – General Manager, Novotel Coffs Harbour Pacific Bay Resort
Michael Hall – Principal Sunburst Real Estate, Korora
David Laarhoven – A1 Coffs Coast Tours
Bellingen LGA
Yvonne Wynen – Accommodation Manager, Lilypad Luxury Cabins
Brad Shiels – Executive Manager, Operations, NSW Crowns Coast Holiday Parks Trust
Cr Denise Knight – Coffs Harbour City Council
Cr Steve Klipin – Bellingen Shire Council
Chris Chapman (Chair) – Director, Sustainable Communities Coffs Harbour City Council
Nikki Greenwood – Group Leader, City Prosperity Coffs Harbour City Council
Michael Grieve – Manager, Economic and Business Development, Bellingen Shire Council
Interested in making a contribution? Current vacancies for industry based representatives from the Coffs Harbour and Bellingen Shire LGAs are now open.  Click here for more details.