Milestones on major projects, improvements in Council services and many other achievements have been highlighted in the latest six-monthly progress report on Council’s Delivery Program.
The Delivery Program 2017-2021 sets out a wide range of services and projects that Council undertakes to help achieve the objectives of the MyCoffs Community Strategic Plan. The six-monthly report presented to Councillors last night covered the period from July 1 2018 until December 31 2018.
“Time passes quickly, but these reports are a great way to take stock of what we are actually achieving on a daily basis,” said Coffs Harbour Mayor Councillor Denise Knight. “They are also a good reminder that the wellbeing of our community is at the heart of everything we do and we share the community’s love for Coffs, which we demonstrate by creating beautiful, liveable spaces across our region.”
Many achievements are highlighted in the report, including:
- The opening of the new $450,000 Bardens Bridge at Crossmaglen;
- The roll-out of the ‘Trading Places’ scheme to enhance footpath use in business areas;
- Winning the globally-acclaimed International Festivals and Events Association (IFEA) World Festival and Event City Award for the fourth year in a row;
- Coffs Harbour being named the Most Innovative Regional Council at the inaugural WAVE awards for enterprise development;
- Steady progress in the planning for a new Cultural and Civic Space in Coffs Harbour;
- The launch of the ‘MyCoffs Connect’ online directory and calendar of events supporting community groups and service providers;
- Council’s Jetty4Shores Project winning the NSW Minister for Local Government’s 2018 Award for Innovation in Local Government Engineering;
- Community engagement to refine concept plans to revitalise City Square;
- The Woolgoolga Town Centre Masterplan project winning the Urban Design Award at the AILA NSW Landscape Architecture Awards;
- Council winning the Local Government NSW Award for Culture Change Innovation/Excellence for its Precinct Place Planning Strategy;
- Coffs Harbour joining the Cities Power Partnership to help tackle greenhouse gas pollution and climate change;
- Significant investment in upgrading all four Coffs Coast Holiday Parks;
- Extensive water, sewer and transport asset works;
- An upgrade of digital cinema projection equipment at Jetty Memorial Theatre;
- Delivery of land management, environmental and sustainability initiatives; and
- Delivery of a range of community, economic and sporting programmes.
“All of Council’s services, projects and key activities aim to enhance Coffs Harbour as a great place to live and to help the whole region position itself well to embrace the future,” added Cr Knight.
The July to December 2018 Six-Monthly Progress Report can be accessed via Council’s website. Printed copies will be available at Council’s Customer Service Centre, or at local libraries.
Pictured above – The ‘Trading Places’ scheme was rolled out during this period.