Check out this lot

By LUKE KEIOSKIE

COUNCILLORS, state and federal members, developers and doctors just some of the people checking out CHEC's project of development yesterday afternoon.

The Coffs Harbour Education Campus is currently undergoing a continuing program of refurbishments and improvements as part of a $23 million expansion of its facilities.

The three current projects are a large automotive training workshop, an extension to the furniture design workshop and extensions to the nursing training area, which will include a new sport and recreation training facility.

Yesterday saw a group of local dignitaries take a tour of the site that has been called 'one of Coffs' hidden assets'.

And CHEC executive director, Bob Prater, said everyone on the tour was very interested in seeing the progress of the expansion of the facility.

"We're tracking well to finish the furniture design extension by the end of April, and an additional 26 car park spaces are now open," Mr Prater told The Advocate.

"Additional research facilities are being developed by SCU's Department of Psychology, which will give Coffs Harbour a research capacity that no other national or international laboratory has."

Work is set to commence later in the year on a new sport and recreation centre, and construction will continue for a number of years before the expansion is complete.



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