Council's website... check it out!

By SARA HINDS,media officer

NEW features are constantly being added to the council's website at www.coffsharbour.

Development in the Coffs Harbour area is governed by the Local Environmental Plan 2000, a plan which identifies areas of land for different types of future development.

It basically sets the rules regarding how land in these zones may or may not be used.

The maps that accompany the LEP 2000 can be accessed via the website. These can allow you to check out the zoning and restrictions on any parcel of land or locality.

New layers including street names, the foreshore building line, railway lines and creeks have recently been added.

Maps of Fire Prone Areas are now also available. Check out all the maps under the Planning and Development section.

"The website is a vast resource of information about the council including economic and social data, planning and development information, water and sewerage, management of the environment, recreational facilities, forthcoming events and how the council is run," the council's general manager, Mark Ferguson, said.

"Interactive street maps of the entire Coffs Harbour area are a feature that is proving popular. Routes can be planned using the maps, which can be searched by street name or used to highlight and view a particular area using a zoom facility."

Mobility Maps for people with disabilities are also available on the site.

The maps cover the Central Business District, Sawtell, Woolgoolga, Park Beach Plaza, Homebase and the Jetty Strip.

Each map highlights vital information for users such as obstructions on paths, hazard- ous or uneven areas, seats, and traffic lights with audio, parking and amenities access, taxi ranks and public transport.

And for the latest news, check out the council's Home Page or Media Centre where you will find all the media releases put out by Coffs Har- bour City Council.

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