Almost 100,000 visitors can't be wrong –
and Council is hoping that many of them will help frame the way ahead for the North
Coast Regional Botanic Garden.
Friends of the Garden and Coffs Harbour City
Council are working together to undertake a strategic planning process for the
Botanic Garden site. There will be a set
of workshops to discuss ideas and ensure that the community has input into the
planning process. The workshops, which will be held on September 3 at the Coffs
Harbour Community Village, will aim to identify future activity and investment
at the Garden.
"The Garden attracts visitors from all
over Australia and overseas to Coffs Harbour, and for locals, it provides an
amazing space to learn, relax, explore and help conserve our most precious
asset - the natural environment," said Coffs Harbour Mayor, Councillor
“That’s why I’d urge as many people as
possible to get involved with discussions of this unique Coffs Harbour icon.”
The Friends of the Garden was formed in
1981 and, since that time, they have worked tirelessly to maintain the Garden.
"The Friends of the Garden will
continue to work with Coffs Harbour Council, to plan for the positive future of
the Botanic Garden,” said Marg Murray, President of the Friends of the Garden. “It’s
timely to celebrate the many successes to date and plan for many more into the
“We welcome the opportunity to hear from
the community, for their ideas and feedback. Of course, we also must know how
much we need to spend at the site to replace ageing buildings and further
extend our reach into the educational and research markets.
“We are excited about this opportunity,”
consultation will be held on September 3.
There are two workshop options, 4.30pm – 6pm or 6.30pm – 8pm. The
workshops will be held at Coffs Harbour Community Village in Earl Street. Everyone is welcome, however – for planning
and catering purposes - please call 02
6681 4772 to RSVP your attendance.