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CBD Master Plan

Coffs Harbour City Council is committed to the ongoing development and revitalisation of the whole city. We see the Central Business District (CBD) playing a pivotal role through the creation of economic, social and cultural opportunities.

City Centre Masterplan and Projects

The City Centre Masterplan maps the future for our City Centre. The Plan contains a number of strategies and projects that support key priorities previously identified through the Masterplan community consultation process. These key priorities include a focus on revitalising the City Centre to stimulate economic activity.

Read the first part of the adopted Masterplan - Coffs Harbour City Centre Masterplan 2031 and the second part which contains the projects and the third part containing the landscape materials and planting.

City Square Revitalisation Works are scheduled to start in March 2019. Find out more about these works and other projects:

  
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​Contractors QMC Group have been appointed to complete the $2.5 million City Square revitalisation project, which is funded through a Special Rate, paid by property owners in the Coffs CBD.

The revitalisation project is one of the key projects identified in the Coffs City Centre Masterplan 2031.

Key elements of the City Square project include: CCTV security, contemporary lighting, event power supplies, new paving, 13 large cafe umbrellas to replace the existing arbours, new public seating, communal tables for shared dining experiences, raised Shared Zone on Park Avenue Lane to improve pedestrian safety, timber-look stamped concrete paving and upgrades to the western kiosk.The eastern kiosk is to be removed in the latter stages of the project.

QMC Group was appointed to start work on the project in March 2019 and it is expected that the project will be completed in August this year.

The Sydney-based QMC Group has completed numerous projects similar to the City Square upgrade and has significant experience in working with businesses throughout construction.

Works will be completed in stages, to minimise impacts and to maintain business access. Coffs Coast Growers Markets will be temporarily relocated along Harbour Drive footpaths as required.

City Square designs were finalised last year, following extensive consultations with property owners, traders and the wider community.

For further information, contact Project Liaison Officers, Damon Leach 02 6648 4406 or Andrew Smith 02 66484671 or keep up to date with project updates here.

Concept Design City Square

City Square from Harbour Drive

City Square from Park Lane

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​Coffs Harbour City Council and the CBD Masterplan Committee have embarked on an exciting journey to reinvigorate the City Square.

The first stage was construction of the Shared Zone on Harbour Drive, completed in August 2016.

City Square is being given a mini makeover to freshen it up and address maintenance issues in the interim, as the first step of many short-medium and long-term initiatives to revitalise and activate the CBD.

Planning is also well underway for City Square to undergo a major $2m transformation as part of the joint community, Council and business push to make it Coffs Harbour City Centre a key regional destination. Works are being funded by a Special Rate paid by CBD property owners.

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​New shade sails have been installed at strategic locations across the CBD to provide shelter for pedestrian movement across the CBD and to identify the City Centre as a location.

New sails were installed at Moonee Street as well as Harbour Drive, West High Street and Vernon Street near thier intersections with the Pacific Highway in September 2017.

Shade sail lighting will be installed in January 2018.

In 2018 it is planned to construct a new shade sail near the highway on Park Avenue and at the pedestrian crossing near Woolworths, also on Park Avenue.

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​Council and the City Centre Masterplan Committee want to build on the great work of street artists in Park Avenue Lane and are exploring potential to expand street art projects to other laneways within the City Centre over coming years.

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​Major drainage works were undertaken along with removal of the Harbour Drive/Gordon Street roundabout and replacement with traffic lights to improve pedestrian safety and movement through the CBD. This project was completed in August 2016.

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​Extension of Duke Street is an initiative to facilitate improved traffic and pedestrian flows through the City Centre. Duke Street was extended temporarily during the Harbour Drive-Gordon Street works to provide a traffic detour. Duke Street road works were completed in November 2016. Interpretive historical signage and street furniture was installed and landscaping completed in October 2017.

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​Castle Street car park underwent a facelift including construction of top-floor shade structures, lifts and a program of structural repairs. The works were completed in 2016.

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The new Castle Street amenities block was opened in 2014, offering a safer facility which has subsequently been upgraded to include a Changing Places inspired disabled facility.​

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​The Coffs Harbour Skate Plaza was officially opened on 26 July 2014.

Find out more about the Brelsford Park Masterplan.

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