Part of the crowd attending the Coffs Harbour 2030 Community Big Ideas Night.
Part of the crowd attending the Coffs Harbour 2030 Community Big Ideas Night. Trevor Veale

Big ideas hatch

SIX new community groups have been formed as a result of the Coffs Harbour 2030 Community Big Ideas Night held on Monday.

Groups were interested in community events, anti-litter projects, youth projects, a cultural centre and facilities for men along the lines of men’s sheds.

Organised by the Coffs Harbour City Council, the Big Ideas Night attracted more than 100 people to the Coffs Harbour Showground to put their ideas forward and to hear about three ideas which have taken root.

The three projects profiled were: the Deadly Sista Girlz – an Aboriginal women’s health and welfare group; the Coffs Coast Cycle Challenge community bike ride which attracted more than 200 riders in 2010; and the Coffs Regional Community Gardens Association which will shortly begin work on the city’s first community garden in Combine St.

The night was part of the process of developing the city’s 2030 Plan and attendees were asked to group their ideas under the themes of learning and prospering; places for living; moving around; looking after our community and looking after our environment.

Anyone interested in putting forward ideas, being part of a group or starting a new group is invited to contact the council by email on coffs.council@chcc.nsw.gov.au.



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