Coffs Harbour foreshore

Coffs Harbour foreshore map

Coffs Harbour is located about 440 kilometres north of Sydney and is the only deepwater, all weather port entrance between Port Stephens and Brisbane.

The Coffs Harbour Marina Precinct has a long history of providing shelter to ships in southerly gales.

Coffs Harbour Jetty was completed in 1892 with the northern breakwater being completed in 1927, with the eastern breakwater completed in 1946.

By the early 1980’s facilities within the inner harbour included a floating marina, slipway and boat maintenance area, the Coffs Harbour Fishermen’s Co-operative, unloading wharves and moorings for the commercial fishing fleet.

NSW Department of Planning, Industry & Environment – Crown Lands recognises that Coffs Harbour’s infrastructure including the breakwaters are also an important tourism asset.

Jetty foreshore precinct community consultation

The Coffs Harbour foreshore area contains several areas of land that are owned by the NSW Government, which have potential for positive development and activation to create a thriving new area within the city and region. The future development of the harbour and foreshore precinct has been the subject of many studies and proposals in the past.

The precinct has been identified by various government agencies as having  potential for revitalisation, particularly given the opportunity arising from the significant proportion of land owned by the state government.

The consultation process was broad and transparent, we invited input on how the land might be used and activated, including public infrastructure and open space, public amenity and property development.

The online survey concluded GHD’s stakeholder and community consultation process.

Coffs Opportunity project objectives

Consultation activities and timing

Online consultation
Transparent collection of many ideas, online discussion and voting on ideas
26 February to early April 2018 Completed
Face-to-face consultation Drop-in sessions to show current ideas and examples, allow face-to-face discussion, generate more ideas and seek feedback
23 and 24 March 2018
Collation of ideas into themes Considering all ideas and grouping for further discussion
April 2018
Face-to-face ranking of ideas Workshops for discussion and voting on ideas / themes to rank them
May 2018
Publishing of the outcomes
A report on the process and the resulting ranked ideas
October 2018

More information

Coffs Harbour Community Consultation Outcomes Report

Download the Coffs opportunity: GHD's Coffs Harbour community consultation outcomes report