15 October 2015 Walk the Walk at the Jetty4Shores

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​Everyone is invited to join in the community celebrations to mark the official opening of the new Walkway at the Jetty4Shores on Sunday, October 25.

“The magnificent Walkway is the centrepiece of the entire planned transformation of the Harbour,” said Coffs Harbour Mayor, Councillor Denise Knight. “The quality of the design, its presence and the way it draws people to the historic Jetty – the heart of the Harbour - perfectly illustrates just what we’re trying to achieve with the improvements to the foreshores area.


“The Walkway has set the standard very high – mainly because of artist Tony Hart’s wonderful turtle motifs and the way the features all the way along capture and emphasise the Aboriginal and European heritage of the Harbour. So come along and help us celebrate this brilliant start to the new-look Jetty Foreshore and show everyone how much we love our Harbour.”

The Official Opening celebrations will begin at 10am at the Turtle (railway line end) and will include a Welcome to Country and a Community March along the Walkway. At 10.30am there will be a Mayoral Picnic with a fund-raising sausage sizzle in the grounds of TS Vendetta. Anyone coming along should bring their own picnic supplies and seating. Plus there will be a wide selection of foods available from the Harbourside Market stalls.

The Walkway is a five-metre wide decorative concrete shared pathway/cycleway. It includes stencilled wording within the concrete to outline the historic Jetty’s past, interpretive signage to tell the story of our Aboriginal and European heritage, seating, decorated poles, historic rail lines that date to the industrial use of the Foreshores placed into the pathway and a 10-metre diameter, decorative concrete Turtle, plus smaller brass turtles inlaid into the pathway, that reflect local Aboriginal culture.

Council has applied to the National Stronger Regions Fund (NSRF) Round 2 for a grant to help complete the next stages of the project - the Market/Picnic area, Beach Steps and Forecourt and Boardwalk North. The NSRF grant would need to be matched with funds from Council. The successful grant projects are due to be announced in December 2015.

 
The whole community is invited to come along to the Official Opening and Celebrations.
Where: Jetty4Shores Walkway
When: Sunday, 25 October, at 10am.