Meeting to comment on Jetty plans



THE history of the Jetty Foreshores and its future will be discussed today at a meeting to be held at the Coffs Harbour Botanic Garden.

Jetty Action Group (JAG) and Jetty Dunecare have organised the workshop to gain ideas that can be used in the planning phase of Coffs Harbour City Council's redevelopment of the harbour and jetty areas.

This is an opportunity for community input into the plan which will be environmentally, socially and economically sustainable," JAG member Stephen Pratt said.

More than 100 photos of the harbour area will be on display, as well as copies of previous plans for the area and hydrology studies.

A visual presentation will be followed by the chance for those present to put ideas forward.

These ideas will then be used to develop a subsequent presentation of preferred outcomes for the area.

"We can look at what others have done as a guide but preferably not as a blueprint to copy," Mr Pratt said.

"We strongly believe that the community of Coffs Harbour wishes to control the destiny of the Jetty Foreshores and not outside consultants and commercial interests.

"This is a great opportunity to call by and contribute ideas about improvements to the foreshores.

"Most of the area is zoned for public open space. It's our jewel in the middle of this growing city and JAG is committed to finding a sustainable plan for this special place."

The workshop will be held from 1.30pm to 4.30pm at the Botanic Garden conference room.

Organisers do not expect all people to be able to attend for the entire time and anyone who goes along will have the chance to contribute their ideas.

Afternoon tea will be provided.



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