Consultation open: Have your say on Coffs Harbour Jetty Foreshore Precinct

27 February 2018

Coffs Harbour Foreshore

Public consultation on the future of the Coffs Harbour Jetty Foreshore precinct and options for development of government-owned land is now open.

Community-wide consultation will take place over the coming months to capture the community’s input on the future of the Jetty Foreshore precinct.

The first stage of consultation is through an online platform where community members can literally drag and drop their ideas onto a map of the precinct. The ideas can be built upon, discussed, and voted for on the online platform.

The second phase of the comprehensive consultation plan will be face-to-face discussions in the form of drop-in sessions, which will build on the collection of ideas and provide the opportunity for more feedback.

The face-to-face drop-in sessions will be held at the Cavanbah Centre in Harbour Drive on Friday 23 March from 3.00 - 6.00 pm and on Saturday 24 March from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm.

The third phase of consultation involves collating the ideas provided by the community, and then discussing and ranking them at community workshops to be held later in the year. People will be able to register their interest in attending the workshops at the drop-in sessions.

'This is an important milestone and a critical process in making sure the development of the Coffs Harbour Jetty Foreshore precinct reflects the needs and wants of the local community,' Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser Mr Fraser said.

'The views of locals will be placed at the centre of the concept planning work.

'Everyone will have the opportunity to have their say, and I encourage people to do just that.'

Coffs Harbour Mayor Denise Knight said the consultation process was an opportunity for the local community to be heard.

'This really is an opportunity to voice your opinion. Every comment will be visible for community members to look at, so get online or come to the drop-in sessions that are being run, or both,' Cr Knight said.

Consultation activities and timing

ActivityPurposeEstimated Timing
Online consultationTransparent collection of many ideas, online discussion and voting on ideas through the social PinPoint platform.26 February to early April
Face-to-face consultationDrop-in sessions to show current ideas and examples, allows face-to-face discussion, generate more ideas and seek feedback.23 and 24 March
Collation of ideas into themesConsidering all ideas and grouping for further discussionApril
Face-to-face ranking of ideasWorkshops for discussion and voting on ideas/themes to rank them.May
Publishing of the outcomesA report on the process and the resulting ranked ideasJune

More information

For the first phase of consultation (the ideas-gathering process) a Social Pinpoint platform will be established to allow ideas to be listed, discussed and voted upon. The direct link to the Social Pinpoint page is: https://ghdcoffs.mysocialpinpoint.com/ideas

The Department of Industry website is hosting a page containing background information, the timing of consultation activities and contact mechanisms, along with a link to the engagement platform at: www.crownland.nsw.gov.au/coffsharbourforeshore

A community input email address community.input@ghd.com and a free call 1800 number (1800 810 680) are available for community members and other stakeholders to enquire about the project.