Money matters take centre stage

THE subject of money might well be the flavour of the day when Coffsac holds its bi-monthly meeting tonight.

The State Government's decision to refuse CHCC's hoped-for rate rise may well put a dampener on a whole range of proposed civic developments, not least of which is sport.

A proposed big new tennis development and cricket's move from Brelsford Park are just two proposals that are now put on indefinite hold.

On the other hand, cycling is one sport that is all good news, with the new cycling velodrome at Toormina well on the way to completion.

The additional news that a criterium track is also to be built soon has local cyclists delighted, be they track, road, triathlon, school, social or whatever and this whole facility promises to be a great addition to the Coffs Harbour sporting scene.

This week's Coffsac meeting will have CHCC Sports Unit manager Ben Payne as the guest speaker.

Ben will be discussing the Sports Unit Management Plan, and it is a great opportunity for local sports administrators to see how their sport fits into the overall sporting program, both now and more importantly into the future.

There is no doubt that Coffs Harbour sport has undergone major changes over the last 20 years, and that process of change is sure to continue.

Ben will address the ways in which that Management Plan will cope with and manage change, both at the well-publicised elite level and just as importantly at the 'weekend warrior' regular club level.

The ever-present demand on sporting facilities is also sure to be discussed, with the news of possible expansion of the Pet Porpoise Pool bringing Jetty Oval under scrutiny again.

All in all, it promises to be a busy time for all delegates.

The Coffsac meeting will be held tonight, commencing at 5.30pm at the CHCC sports Unit, 169 Rose Avenue, Coffs Harbour.

A reminder to all affiliated clubs and delegates that the Coffsac meeting in October will be the annual general meeting.

Individuals and delegates are urged to consider how they can become involved in Coffs Harbour's major sporting discussion forum.

Further information from Coffsac president Phil Crofts home phone 6652 5525.

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