Upgrades to the Corindi tennis court complex and a new
shared footpath/cycleway along Red Rock Road have been given the go-ahead by
Coffs Harbour City Council.
“We’ve been steadily working through a wish-list of new
and improved community facilities for the people of Corindi and I’m really
pleased to be able to say that we are now in a position to start work on the
latest projects,” said Coffs Harbour Mayor, Councillor Denise Knight.
“As always, it’s a case of when funds will allow and,
in this case, it’s through grants from NSW Roads and Maritime Service (RMS) and
developer contributions collected from the sub-divisions in Corindi that have
allowed us to move forward.”
The proposed tennis court improvements include the
reconstruction of the existing tennis court opposite the Corindi General Store,
to create a new, joint tennis court and half-court basketball space. The
project also includes drainage, fencing, shade shelter, seating and
landscaping. These works are estimated to cost $229,000.
Council has also recently received a grant of $320,000
from the RMS – which requires a contribution of $211,000 from Council - to build
Stage 1 of an off-road shared path/cycleway along Red Rock Road from Corindi
Primary School to the Yarrawarra Aboriginal Cultural Centre and then on-road
towards the southern boundary of Yuraygir National Park.
Council is to use $211,000 funds from Section 94
developer contributions collected from local sub-divisions. These contributions
are collected so that new community facilities and amenities can be built or upgraded
for the growing population in a particular area.
Council has been working closely with the Corindi and
Red Rock communities to establish new and improved facilities since the villages
became part of the Coffs Harbour Local Government Area in 2004.
Since that time, Council has provided a number of new
facilities in the locality including:
Construction of a
playground and landscaping in Niland Street reserve; and
Construction of a
shared footpath/cycleway along the entire length of the Pacific Street circuit
of the village.
is currently being scheduled for the projects to be completed by August 2015.