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Coffs Jetty Revitalisation

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Property & Development NSW is continuing to progress a masterplan for the revitalisation and activation of the Coffs Harbour Jetty Foreshore Precinct.

This is an opportunity to create a vibrant and thriving foreshore precinct that is enhanced and activated for the benefit of the community, while maintaining the cultural and existing qualities of the local area.

Together, with community-led ideas, the master planning process will build upon the unique character of the precinct, to create a place for all people to enjoy, now and in the future.

This includes improving the connection between the Coffs Harbour CBD and waterfront and delivering improvements to the public domain, while stimulating job growth and economic activity.

The project supports the Premier’s priority of providing greener public spaces and will create improved public spaces for the community while creating local jobs and stimulating the economy. It aligns with broader NSW Government plans including the Coffs Harbour Draft Regional City Action Plan 2036.

Phase 1 Consultation Outcomes Report

The outcomes report captures community feedback on the draft Vision, Place Principles and ‘Big Ideas’ proposed for the Coffs Jetty Revitalisation.

Feedback was collected from numerous stakeholder meetings, drop-in sessions and a survey that ran during April and May 2021 seeking to understand the community’s aspirations for the Jetty foreshore area.

Outcomes reportPhase 1 Consultation Outcomes Report

Download the highlights snapshot and the full report consultation outcomes report developed by Ethos Urban.

Site location and context 

Located on the Coffs Harbour coast with direct foreshore access to the Pacific Ocean, the site is considered by locals and visitors as one of the most important public assets within the Coffs Harbour Local Government Area (LGA), with a rich cultural significance both to the local Gumbaynggirr people and in terms of European Colonial heritage.

The precinct holds significant cultural value to local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, including the Gumbaynggirr people, and the precinct contains sites of cultural heritage significance.

What's happening now?

Property & Development NSW, lead consultant McGregor Coxall and the Project Steering Advisory Committee (PSAC) are progressing a masterplan for the precinct that will guide a future planning proposal.

This incorporates feedback from the April-May 2021 community consultation process that built on the ideas received during previous engagement in 2018.

We are now preparing for Phase 2 Community Consultation: Prioritise Masterplan for wider community feedback.

New community building and infrastructure works

New community

The plans for a new community building on the Coffs Harbour jetty foreshore have been lodged with the Coffs Harbour City Council for planning approval and are currently on public exhibition as part of a $5 million revamp to create new public amenities, community spaces, café-style dining and improved waterfront access.

Following an expression of interest campaign for regional emerging architects, King and Campbell was selected to design the building. The plans represent the area’s indigenous, environmental and maritime roots and incorporate extensive public domain and landscaping works.

Plans have been lodged with Coffs Harbour City Council for planning approval with works planned to commence later this year.

The proposed community spaces within the new building will be shared by the existing users of the current TS Vendetta site, the naval cadets, along with other community groups. We will work with Council to seek proposals from community and sporting groups interested in using the new facilities, or parts of the site, through a future expression of interest process. Register to be notified of the EOI.

A further $15 million has been allocated to the design and construction of essential services to modernise and increase the capacity of water, power, sewer, telecommunications and gas infrastructure within the precinct. Pending approvals, construction works for the delivery of essential infrastructure is planned to commence later this year.

Boat ramp and travel lift

As part of the broader integrated precinct revitalisation, the Coffs Harbour regional boat ramp and travel lift will also be upgraded. NSW Maritime and Transport for NSW are leading these two components.

Consultation and stakeholders

In 2018, Property and Development NSW (then named Property NSW) worked with the Coffs Harbour community to understand the community’s values and viewpoints to inform the development of a Draft Concept Plan for the precinct.

During 2021 and 2022, we are building upon previous work undertaken on the project and continuing to work with the community to prepare a new master plan for the precinct that will guide a future planning proposal.

Stakeholders

Since 2018, Property and Development NSW has worked to develop collaborative and productive relationships with key stakeholders and the community in the precinct and surrounding areas. The engagement program seeks to build upon these existing relationships throughout all phases of planning, design and delivery.

Key stakeholders include:

  • Coffs Harbour community
  • Coffs Harbour District Local Aboriginal Land Council
  • Project Steering Advisory Committee (PSAC)
  • Coffs Harbour City Council
  • Transport for NSW
  • Crown Lands
  • Department of Regional NSW

Project Steering Advisory Committee (PSAC)

In late 2020, the PSAC was established to bring together a diverse range of Coffs Harbour community representatives to provide input into the vision and plans for the revitalisation and activation of the precinct. The purpose of the PSAC is to assist the NSW Government to develop a master plan for the precinct that achieves project objectives that align with community aspirations in a feasible and sustainable way. The PSAC provides a forum for ongoing community involvement and representation in the Coffs Jetty Revitalisation master planning process.

Indigenous engagement

Acknowledgement of country and consultation with the Traditional Owners of the Coffs Harbour area, the Gumbaynggirr People, is critical to the project.

To ensure our engagement with Traditional Owners continues to be meaningful, inclusive and respectful throughout the master planning process, we have partnered with Indigenous-owned business Murawin to lead a dedicated stream of engagement stream in partnership with the NSW Government.

For further information, please contact us at
PDNSW_Projects@property.nsw.gov.au