Fraser lands Jetty solution

Coffs Harbour MP Andrew Fraser.
Coffs Harbour MP Andrew Fraser. Trevor Veale

AFTER years of contention, it seems a decision has finally been made.

The 5099-square-metre block at the eastern end of the Jetty Strip will not be sold by RailCorp.

According to Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser it will be leased to the Coffs Harbour City Council for a "peppercorn" rent.

On behalf of the Coffs Harbour City Council, Mr Fraser approached Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian with a proposal for the land to be developed by the council as a free public car park, with a 20-year lease.

"I approached the minister to have it placed in, basically, public ownership," Mr Fraser said.

"I'm pleased with the minister's open-minded response."

The block was used as a de-facto customer car park for many years but was put on the market by the Rail Corporation of NSW in 2009.

It was marketed for sale by Colliers International with an indicative price of $1.8 million.

Public agitation from various groups, including the Chamber of Commerce, saw the land removed from sale.

Chamber of Commerce president Leonie Kennedy is pleased with the outcome.

"Parking in the Jetty is limited, and I know that business owners need more parking, especially in peak season," Ms Kennedy said.

"This is a great result, a win-win situation."

Topics:  city council, coffs harbour, fraser island, jetty, railcorp



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