designs for a revamp of City Square in the CBD have been given a tick of
approval by Coffs Harbour City Council.
great to see this crucial upgrade project move on to the next stage,” said Rod
McKelvey, Chair of the CBD Masterplan Committee.
Square is fundamental to the revitalisation of the city centre as a whole. Its
final design themes, and the quality of those designs, will set the overall
tone for the whole precinct - so it’s really important that we get it right.”
is the core principal of the adopted concept designs - to provide a space that
can cater for large events such as World Rally gatherings, to smaller community
events and the popular Coffs Coast Growers Market.
the concept plans, the existing alfresco dining areas of the square would be
enhanced with new mature shade trees and intimate canopies. The centre of the
square would also be filled with mobile planter boxes providing shade and
the southern end of the square, a roof structure would provide shelter from the
There are also ideas and suggestions for improvements to seating,
lighting, car park facades, landscaping and shade structures.
“The aim is to create a friendly and welcoming space which is flexible,
sophisticated and vibrant, but also relaxed and peaceful,” said Mr McKelvey.
detailed construction plan is now to be prepared, following further
consultation with CBD retailers and property-owners.
The City Square Concept Designs
were on display for public comment from December 22 2014 until February 27
2015. In that time a total of 26 submissions were made.