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Coffs Jetty Revitalisation

Ethos Urban Consultation Report Highlights Snapshot

Read a high level summary of the outcomes report (PDF 14,957KB).

Coffs Jetty Revitalisation draft masterplan

Ethos Urban Consultation Outcomes Report

Read the detailed community consultation outcomes report (PDF 16,427KB).

Coffs Jetty Revitalisation draft masterplan

Murawin Community Consultation and Outcomes Report

Learn about the Aboriginal community engagement process and outcomes (PDF 2,051KB).

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Property and Development NSW, on behalf of the NSW Government, is continuing to progress a community-led masterplan for the activation of the Coffs Harbour Jetty Foreshore Precinct (Jetty Foreshore).

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 neighbourhood qualities the Coffs Harbour community value.

We’ve heard that community benefits must be at the heart of the masterplan. The centrepiece will be a new and improved Foreshore Parklands that becomes the green spine that connects the community with country – Coffs family playground.

Coffs Harbour Jetty Foreshore artist impression

Draft masterplan community consultation outcomes reports – out now

The outcomes of the 7 week community consultation on the Coffs Jetty Revitalisation draft masterplan highlight strong community support for proposed improvements to the Jetty Foreshore, with a clear call for a revitalised waterfront to boost the local economy and bring jobs and investment to the region.

The proposed revitalisation will add new local and regional attractions and public domain improvements while delivering sustainable economic improvements for Coffs Harbour.

The diversity of views on particular aspects of the draft masterplan were underpinned by majority support for development in the precinct to add vitality, activity and appeal to the site, stimulate economic benefits while realising public realm upgrades with a unique, local character that maintain the current sense of community.

There is a clear case for change with a general recognition for the need to activate and enhance the jetty foreshore, providing benefits for today and future generations.

Draft masterplan

Imagine the possibilities. Explore the opportunities. This draft masterplan sets out the ambition and opportunity for the future of the Jetty Foreshore.

We have listened to the community’s feedback and the draft masterplan for the Jetty Foreshore provides the potential for:

Amazing open spaces, better connectivity and attractions along the foreshore

  • Enhanced green spaces, upgraded shade structures and new play areas for children and youth
  • Walkable, versatile spaces that can be activated for entertainment and safely enjoyed day and night
  • Optimised space across the whole precinct, creating better connectivity and spreading out activities and attractions, creating improved parking and overflow options spanning from north to south.

Sustainable economy, choice destination and tourism

  • Creating a destination for tourists and locals alike, with opportunities for hospitality and entertainment to breathe new life into the precinct
  • Revised zoning for mixed use creating opportunities for cafes, pubs, shops, tourist accommodation and a balanced scale of private residential housing options to fund new open spaces and enhancements and support these future businesses to thrive
  • Transforming unused and fenced off land with low scale development of up to 6 storeys in line with other zoning in the area ensuring, maintaining and enhancing the existing character and charm of Coffs Harbour.

Protecting Indigenous heritage and sacred sites and enhancing the natural environment

  • Recognition of Aboriginal sacred sites and respect for current residential areas - Happy Valley and Fergusson’s Cottage
  • Introduction of Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) with a natural stormwater treatment billabong, retention of all existing dunes and continued rehabilitation with Land Care and Dune Care
  • Indigenous landscaping opportunities like the new Community Building
  • Potential for a boardwalk weaving through the dunes, billabong and mini rainforest, with incredible beach views to enjoy.

New community building on the way

A new community building on the Coffs Harbour Jetty Foreshore will create new public amenities, community spaces, café-style dining and improved waterfront access. Regional emerging architect, 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.

New community

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.

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.

Following the recent community consultation program that finished on June 13, Ethos Urban, a leading community engagement specialist, is now analysing the feedback and engagement generated from the survey, in-person events, emails, and letters over the seven week period.

Ethos Urban will be preparing an engagement outcomes report which will be shared with the community in due course.

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.

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 masterplan for the precinct that will guide a future planning proposal.


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 masterplan 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.

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