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Coffs Harbour Jetty Foreshore Precinct 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.

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 community values.

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 refined

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

We have incorporated the community’s feedback from the 7-week community consultation program and further refined the draft masterplan with an even greater focus on open space, support for local businesses, and tourism opportunities.

View the Coffs Harbour Jetty Foreshore Precinct revitalisation Refined Masterplan (PDF, 2661.73 KB) for a high-level overview of the insights and community benefits the refined masterplan will deliver for the people of Coffs Harbour.

The refined masterplan will:

  • commit a significant proportion of the currently fenced off rail lands to public open space and additional car parking
  • reallocate proposed formal car parking in the North Park area to sit along the railway line delivering more useable and connected public open space
  • create three regional tourism zones across the Jetty Foreshore – The Marina Precinct / Jetty Hub (including accommodation and regional playground) / Former Deep Sea Fishing Club
  • refine the combination of land uses to ensure the Jetty Foreshore is a mixed, vibrant and safe precinct across the week and the year
  • increase and improve car parking along the entire length of the Jetty Foreshore
  • deliver a regional playground set in the existing natural landscape and featuring adventure and water play components
  • provide design guidelines and introduce a design review process to ensure that all future development adheres to the intent of the Jetty Foreshores Master Plan.

What’s coming up?

The next steps are to undertake further technical studies to develop a final masterplan before lodging a rezoning proposal with the Department of Planning, Housing and Infrastructure.

New community building

The government completed work and delivered a new waterfront community building in the Coffs Harbour Jetty Foreshore Precinct.

As always intended, the community hub was transferred to the Crown land manager, the City of Coffs Harbour, on 23 August 2023, to manage on behalf of the community.

Delivery of this hub for community is the first step in the government’s plans to revitalise the precinct of a thriving regional city that puts people at its heart.

The hub provides support for local businesses, residents and visitors, with indoor and outdoor café-style dining, a greater focus on open space, landscaping designed to preserve the area’s unique biodiversity, and new public amenities.

The hub will support ongoing economic, cultural and community benefits for many years to come.

Regional architects King + Campbell designed the building, with representation of the area’s Aboriginal, environmental and maritime roots.

Adjacent to the community hub, a new purpose-built space, housing the reinstalled South Solitary Island Lighthouse Optic (SSILO), was unveiled May 2023. The SSILO, manufactured in 1860, is a celebration of the region’s rich maritime history, providing vibrancy for the local community, and a new visitor and tourism drawcard.

Artist impression new Coffs Harbour community building. Credit: Seen Australia

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) developed a Coffs Harbour Jetty Foreshore Precinct Draft Concept Plan.

The plan was informed by gaining an understanding of shared values and viewpoints following proactive engagement with the local community. Following extensive community feedback, the plan for the Coffs Harbour Jetty Foreshore Precinct revitalisation was refined with an even greater focus on open space, support for local businesses, and tourism opportunities.

The government continues to work collaboratively with the City of Coffs Harbour to develop a scheme that delivers an optimal outcome.

PDNSW is working towards lodging a rezoning proposal with the Department of Planning, Housing and Infrastructure by Q1 2024.

As part of the statutory process, the community will be able to have its say when the proposal is publicly exhibited.


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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