News

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



Coffs Harbour Cup half-day holiday gets back on track

ON TRACK: Punters will be able hop to enjoy a half-day holiday for the Coffs Harbour Cup after councillors voted to continue to apply for one on the biggest race day of the year for Coffs.

Half-day holiday decision runs full circle at council meeting

Flying fox plan on the radar

A plan will be introduced by the Coffs Harbour City Council over flying fox management in the local government area.

Flying fox plan to be developed for Coffs Harbour LGA

Gnarly Harley wins a toe hanging world title heat

Coffs Coast surfer Harley Ingleby produced one of the heats of his career to defeat French style-master Antoine Delpero in round 3 of the Jeep World Longboard Championships in China on Thursday.

Harley Ingleby gives a malibu masterclass at World Longboard Champs

Local Partners

Is it time to crackdown on illegal camping at Mt Warning?

SECURITY improvements at Mt Warning are in question after a backpacker died atop the popular peak this week.


Kernaghan's a 'boy from the bush' with a timeless quality

Country music singer Lee Kernaghan.

Lee Kernaghan is celebrating the 25th year of his breakthrough song.

Man builds playground entirely out of packing tape

Artist Eric Lennartson is in the process of completing his huge tape sculpture at the Ipswich Art Gallery.

VIDEO:And here's where you can play on it.

Countdown to Woodford Folk Festival begins

ECONOMIC BOON: Woodford Folk Festival is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.  Photo Contributed

The first larger-than-life inhabitants have stepped into Woodfordia

Kernaghan's a 'boy from the bush' with a timeless quality

Country music singer Lee Kernaghan.

Lee Kernaghan is celebrating the 25th year of his breakthrough song.

Irina Shayk and Bradley Cooper happy as baby looms

Irina Shayk and Bradley Cooper are in an "extremely happy place"

Brad Pitt bids to keep custody battle private

Brad Pitt will go to court to keep his custody battle private

Sia has split from her husband

Sia has split from her husband Erik Anders Lang.

Amy Schumer thanks Barbie trolls for hateful comments

Amy Schumer is in the lead role for the new Barbie movie

Shannen Doherty's husband is suing for destroyed sex life

Shannen Doherty's husband is suing her former manager

INSIDE STORY: The highlights of your $150 million CBD

GRAND PLAN: The highlights of the Ipswich CBD redevelopment and where they will be located.

Work on city heart's radical transformation to begin next year

VOTE IN OUR POLL: Sand mine opponents face serious dilemma

Public meeting for the proposed sand mine at Maroochydore last week.

Coast MP calls on Minister to stop KRA proposal with stroke of a pen

Developer's grand new multi-million dollar estate

NEW ESTATE: This is the only plan revealed by the property developer's new Billabongs Estate in Agnes Water.

DEVELOPER given the go ahead for a massive estate with 149 homes.

Banks reclaim Gladstone homes as job losses bite

LONG FALL: Property experts Heron Todd say, based on key market indicators, Gladstone is still travelling to the bottom of the market, with property prices set to get cheaper.

Property valuers say Gladstone housing market hasn't hit the bottom

The million dollar property to test Mackay's market

This Victoria St building will go to auction Tuesday and investors will be watching closely to see how much it sells for.

'High profile architect designed CBD asset' goes to auction

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!