A review of the Coffs Harbour Sports Facility Plan
2010 will go on public exhibition for community comment on December 16 2015 for
ten weeks until February 24 2016.
The Coffs Harbour Sports Facility Plan was adopted by Council
in 2010 and is intended as a strategic facility planning document with a life
of around 20 years.
“The Coffs Harbour Sports Facility Plan 2010 is an
important document for Council,” said Coffs Harbour Mayor, Councillor Denise
Knight. “This five-year review will ensure that necessary changes in the
sporting and community landscape are incorporated so the Plan remains relevant both
to residents and visitors. I’d urge as many people as possible to take a look
and give us their views.”
The purpose of the review is to outline any changes to
future planned sporting provision outlined in the 2010 plan. Whilst the entire
2010 plan has been considered, the draft review document focuses on significant
changes in the sporting environment within that time.
“Sports grounds are highly valued by a broad
cross-section of the community,” said Nikki Greenwood, Council’s Group Leader
City Prosperity. “Upgrading existing sporting infrastructure and expanding the
network of sporting facilities also enhances the liveability of Coffs Harbour,
as well as building on the city’s attractiveness as a destination for new residents
and home for existing locals.
“Providing a range of sporting facilities at different
levels helps nurture talent from novice to elite. Additionally, quality
sporting facilities is likely to attract sport service providers, further
boosting the industry and local economy.
“Plus, the development and upgrading of regional and
district sporting facilities can only add to Coffs Harbour’s appeal as a major sport
tourism destination and will enhance the city’s capacity to attract and stage
major events – a significant economic driver for the whole community. Conservative
figures estimate that sporting events currently inject approximately$30 million
into the local economy each year.”
The draft Sports Facility Plan Review will be on
exhibition for ten weeks, due to the Christmas period, from December 16 2015 until
February 24 2016. It is anticipated that a final draft review will be finalised
and presented to Council for adoption in mid-2016.
The review of the Coffs Harbour Sports Facility Plan
2010 can be viewed from December 16 2015 on Council’s website at www.coffsharbour.nsw.gov.au/publicnotices as well as local libraries and Council’s Main