$1m jetty vote

COFFS Harbour City councillors will be asked to sign off on more than $1 million of work to revamp the Jetty Foreshores.

The council has $457,000 of grant funding from the Federal Government's Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program and the council is required to match those funds.

At tomorrow night's meeting, councillors will be asked to approve spending a further $650,000 of local money with the majority of that to be drawn from the Future Fund Internal Reserve.

This has been established to help pay for community work of high value.

While the list of work to be carried out is not a full-blown upgrade, it will provide some much-needed improvements for the city's central coastal playground.

The work will include a number of new picnic shelters and the upgrading and replacement of barbecue inserts across 16 barbecues with lighting and power.

Some of the old shelters will be demolished.

Two amenities blocks will be refurbished and the showers will be upgraded.

The work also includes drainage, grading and turfing, installation of bollards, general cleaning and painting, tree planting and a directional sign at the roundabout.

The project, which covers the area east of Jordan Esplanade and west of the dunal system along the open foreshores parkland area, will also see the sewer connected to amenities on the foreshore area for the first time.

These amenities have been relying on pump-out septic systems.

Although the foreshore is Crown land, the council is responsible for its ongoing maintenance but in recent years this work has been restricted to mowing the lawns, and cleaning the barbecues and toilets.

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