Ratepayers and residents are being asked to provide feedback on Coffs Harbour City Council’s Draft 2017-2022 Delivery Program. The document, which includes the Draft 2021/22 Operational Plan, Draft 2021/22 Fees and Charges, and Draft Delivery Program Budgets 2021/22, is on public exhibition from 14 May to 11 June 2021.
The 2017-2022 Delivery Program which was adopted in June 2017 has now been extended to a five-year program through to 2022 due to the impact of COVID-19 and the decision by the NSW Government to defer the local government elections to September 2021. In addition to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Coffs Harbour local government area also faced bushfires, drought and floods during the 2020/21 financial year.
“The Delivery Program demonstrates that Council continues to deliver an enormous range of day-to-day services and facilities to meet the community’s expectations and ensure we maintain our excellent quality of life,” said Steve McGrath, Council’s General Manager.
“These include the provision of water and sewer services, waste management, development assessment services, public health and environment protection programs, tourism and economic development services, the library network, lifeguard services, community programs and sports, arts, cultural and community facilities – the list is long.
“In addition, the Delivery Program oversees the roll-out of important projects which benefit our community. So far, we have seen the completion of Stages 2-4 of the Jetty4Shores Project, the completion of a new $1.4m multi-purpose amenity building at Fitzroy Oval – the Old Camp Yaam Nguura Jalumgal in Coffs Harbour’s CBD, the completion of $6.5m upgrade works at Coffs Harbour Regional Airport, the opening of the West Coffs Park, the city centre revitalisation works under the City Centre Masterplan, the upgrade of the C.ex Coffs International Stadium, hosting major events such as the Elton John concerts and Sydney Sixers and significant progress on the design of the Cultural and Civic Space.”
Some of these projects will continue in the fifth year of the Delivery Program and some new items have been added into the program.
These priorities include the Airport Enterprise Park, the Sandy Beach Youth Space, the construction of the Wiigulga Sports Complex, the construction of the Cultural and Civic Space, continuation of the ‘Whale Trail’, a road upgrade at Hulberts Road in Sawtell, the addition of a light-controlled pedestrian crossing on Harbour Drive, the design of the Hogbin Drive/Christmas Bells Road intersection in Coffs Harbour, 11 bridge renewals and relocations of existing services in preparation for the Coffs Harbour Bypass.
The draft documents – and details of how to make a submission – are available on Council’s Have Your Say website
Submissions close at 5pm 11 June 2021.