Council is to put in a renewed bid
for Commonwealth funding for Stages 2, 3 and 4 of the planned Jetty4Shores
“Stage 1 has already made an
enormous difference to the appearance and atmosphere of the harbour area,” said
Coffs Harbour Mayor, Councillor Denise Knight.
“The new Walkway alone has created
a whole new outlook and is clearly going to be a big hit with visitors and
locals. The community is right behind the improvements and I hope that the
Federal Government will see what a massive boost this revitalisation is
bringing to Coffs Harbour and will help us with the funding the city needs.”
Council is applying for the money
through Round Two of the Federal Government’s National Stronger Regions Fund
(NSRF) grants program. The total project cost is approximately $5.35m, but
Council will need to provide half that amount through match funding from
The five key elements of stages 2, 3 and 4 are a Kiosk Area including
steps and paving, the proposed Market/Picnic Area and the Boardwalk, north of the
Council was unsuccessful in a previous bid for funds for these stages
in the first NSRF round.
A separate application for funding
is to be put in for a smaller project to provide event facilities at Coffs
Coast Sport and Leisure Park.
The project includes the
construction of an asphalt surface, and the upgrade of an asphalt area that is
to be built for the next Coates Hire Rally Australia event later this year, on
the east side of C.ex Coffs International Stadium along part of Phil Hawthorne
Drive. These precincts can be used as additional car parking space and as the
site for temporary event structures such as team tents, ice bath recovery tents
or toilet trucks.
The second part of the proposed
works involves the construction of a bus and taxi stop on Stadium Drive
adjacent to the car park at the southern end of the Stadium.
The total cost of the works is
approximately $500,000 with $250,000 being sought from the NSRF program.
Announcement of successful Round 2
projects is expected in December 2015.