A chance to help shape Coffs Coast

WHAT is your big idea for a community project that will put Coffs Harbour on the map?

Residents are being asked for their thoughts on what will make our city a better and more sustainable place by 2030 and the city council and the Coffs Coast Advocate would love to hear from you.

The Coffs Harbour 2030 Plan is for the entire community and drives the area’s planning and actions for the next 20 years and beyond.

The plan was adopted by the council in December 2009 and covers five themes – learning and prospering, places for living, moving around, looking after our community and looking after our environment.

“While the Community Vision 2030 was an inspirational document outlining the ideal outcomes for our city, the Coffs Harbour 2030 Plan identifies the specific strategies that we, as a community, need to undertake as we move towards achieving a more sustainable society,” Coffs Harbour mayor Keith Rhoades said.

“The next steps are to begin to get some of the plan’s aims off the ground and that’s where you and your ideas come in.

“We’re looking for pioneers, people who want to lead the way in creating the Coffs Harbour of the future and who don’t mind getting stuck in.”

The Coffs Harbour 2030 Community Big Ideas Night will be held on April 4 from 6.30pm to 8.30pm at the Norm Jordan Pavilion at the Coffs Harbour Showground.

It will give residents the chance to:

hear about ordinary people who are already doing extraordinary things for our community;

join with like-minded people to form new community working groups and help shape the future of Coffs Harbour;

find out how the council will support these new working groups to turn their ideas for a community project into reality; and hear about the $20,000 available for these new groups to help undertake their projects.

The program is supported by the State Government through its Environmental Trust.

Send us your Big Ideas to editorial@coffscoastadvocate.com.au.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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