A city of excellence is mayor's wish for Coffs

A WELL-PLANNED, major regional NSW city offering a desirable lifestyle. That, in a nutshell, is what Mayor Keith Rhoades envisages for a 2030 Coffs Harbour.

“I want us to provide a city of excellence, and we've already made major inroads with our education and health facilities,” he said.

“I see it as a place where, when you finish work, it's a relatively short trip home and you can then stroll along the beach.”

Cr Rhoades said maintaining the city's green backdrop 'as much as possible' was also important, while the harbour foreshores should be a place where community participation was strong.

He said he was the only councillor left to have been involved in the Vision 2020 project of the early '90s, and he hoped the community would be just as forthcoming with their ideas this time around.

Deputy mayor and mayoral aspirant, Cr Rod McKelvey, said the 2030 strategy was one of the biggest exercises the council could go through.

“The thing I have found of the community is they have wonderfully fond memories of the 2020 process,” Cr McKelvey said.

“This, to me, allows a chance for everyone to re-affirm their commitment to Coffs, and a new direction.”

  • COPIES of the survey are available at: www.coffsharbour.nsw.gov.au/coffsharbour2030; local libraries; the council's administrative centre; Coffs Harbour Education Campus; Coffs Harbour Community Village and other neighbourhood centres; stores and post offices in Bonville, Red Rock, Lowanna, Ulong, Coramba, Nana Glen, Corindi and Karangi.

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