OPINION: Maintaining Coffs Harbour’s greatest asset

DEAR News Of The Area,

Thank you for your article on page 5 of the Coffs Coast News Of The Area last week.

As a ratepayer of Coffs Harbour I have responded online to all of the public consultations regarding my opinion and wishes on the proposals put to the public on the use of the Jetty Foreshores.

It is clear the plan for the four hectares in question is to push high rise apartments onto us all.

Myself and the majority of the public have repeatedly, since the first ‘draft plan’ in the 80s, said a clear no to apartments within the foreshore area.

The Coffs Harbour foreshores is Coffs Harbour’s greatest asset.

It should be kept as recreation grounds for all and not used for apartments for the few elite.

Parking is already an issue on the foreshores during peak events.

Apartments bring major parking issues clogging up streets with their vehicles.

Just look at the streets of the Gold Coast outside apartment buildings.

We will remain vigilant and fight against any tourist or residential accommodation within the Foreshores.

Yours faithfully,
Judith and David TOWNER,
Coffs Harbour.

One thought on “OPINION: Maintaining Coffs Harbour’s greatest asset

  1. Only trouble is, the Labor Party’s proposal for the ForeShores Precinct in the 1980s, involved about 3 times as many buildings as it proposed now! Bob Carr was the Planning Minister then & Matt Singleton stood up to them & stared them down! What is proposed now is balanced & the Public have shown their agreement in the great number of positive submissions… The open areas are vast…

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