News

Public opinion is divided over our best bypass route

PUBLIC opinion on what is the best bypass option for Coffs Harbour is almost as divided as the last major North Coast city which has the Pacific Highway bisecting it.

In Saturday's Advocate local MP Andrew Fraser said he was in favour of a western bypass because the RMS-preferred inner bypass would condemn the city to becoming an amphitheatre for truck noise.

More Advocate readers agreed with him than didn't.

An online poll found only 40% of 95 respondents preferred the inner bypass which sweeps inland from Coffs South and skirts around the base of the mountains to reconnect with the highway at Korora.

It would have interchanges at England's Rd, Coramba Rd and Korora Hill.

Waiting and agitating for a western bypass had the support of 61% of online voters.

Here's want some of our readers had to say on the subject.

  • There is only one solution: the western bypass. We moved to Emerald Heights 13 years ago and the increase in traffic and noise since the B Doubles were allowed on the Pacific Highway is unbelievable. - Evelin Korner
  • The inner city bypass is impractical and will cause long-term problems. - Bronwen Myall
  • The government should not proceed with the inner bypass. As traffic increases, the noise needs to be taken away from Coffs Harbour residents by a western bypass. - Leone Woodcock
  • The inner route is not even a bypass, it's just a diversion through a different part of town with the added bonus that it will disturb even more residential properties. The inner route is a typical example of government bodies wasting millions to come up with a hopeless scheme, then asking the public what they would prefer. When the inevitable answer comes back that it is a useless idea the public are told too bad, the decision has been made. - Andrew Wilson
  • Andrew I don't understand. How do you propose to link with the rest of the upgraded Pacific Highway? And what's this rubbish about truck noise? It'll be no worse than those suburbs north of town that the super highway runs through already. Enough mucking around - let's get on with it, otherwise we'll be condemned to another couple of decades of Christmas traffic jams and pollution in Coffs Harbour. - Rod McKelvey
  • I couldn't agree more Rod. Any bypass is better than no bypass and the city desperately needs one before it gets strangled to death by noise, fumes and impatient drivers. Come on Andrew, grab O'Farrell around the throat and choke a big fat cheque out of him. - bruiser (Toormina)

Topics:  coffs harbour bypass



Mission not so impossible for Marlins

WAGING WAR: The SCU Marlins will field an undermanned pack in today's local derby but hopes are high it will get the job done.

Marlins and Snappers meet at University ground in local derby.

Traditional rivals face clash with high stakes

NEED A BIG SCALP: Sawtell is using tomorrow's game against Coffs Harbour to see it how it measures up against one of Group 2's form teams.

Third place up for grabs when Panthers host Comets.

Bears clash offers offers hopes of a restful night

EXPERIENCED HAND: Matthew Cook will be calling the shots for the Coffs Harbour Suns at Sportz Central tonight.

Overcoming turnovers and foul trouble is what the Suns need.

Local Partners

National Sorry Day: Reflecting on testing times

CRANES acknowledged National Sorry Day at the Saraton Theatre on Friday with a film and talk by Paul Dutton, who was taken away from his family as a child


What to expect at Birds of Tokyo's Ipswich gig

The band will perform at the Racehorse Hotel on Friday.

BAND member Glen Sarangapany talks music, pub grub and doing shoeys

Petula Clark delighted to sing live for Australian fans

STILL TOURING: English singer Petula Clark is coming to Queensland.

English star Petula Clark still puts on a great show, even at 84.

Do you really know your road rules?

Cars travel around the roundabout at Villiers and Fitzroy Street. Photo Adam Hourigan / The Daily Examiner

List of the top 10 most misunderstood road rules in NSW.

Baywatch: Lifeguards with model looks return for 'filthy fun'

TWO chiselled men emerge from the surf. One looks like a god. The other, well, he's gasping for air and doesn't realise there's a jellyfish on his chest.

Bello Winter Music warms up

Husky.

Cracking line-up secured for Bello Winter Music Festival

Model Bella Hadid's see-through dress shocks in Cannes

US model Bella Hadid attends the Cinema Against AIDS amfAR gala 2017 held at the Hotel du Cap, Eden Roc in Cap d'Antibes, France, 25 May 2017.

It’s like she’s become addicted to shock value.

No room for morbid fans

Chris Cornell.

Fans want to stay in the hotel room where Chris Cornell died

What's happening on the Coffs Coast this weekend

Haven't made plans for the weekend yet?

Star Wars' 1977 Stormtrooper head banger confesses

A Stormtrooper is responsible for the biggest blunder in a Star Wars movie. Picture: Supplied

Man in most famous blooper in Star Wars history breaks silence

Lyn's knock-out show gets her to next round on The Voice

ONWARDS AND UPWARDS: Lyn Bowtell is through to the battle rounds on The Voice.

'It was bitter sweet to win like that'

Jetty views don't come any better than this

Property Camperdown St

The Real Estate Property Guide is online now

Kids will love living in this new Coffs Harbour estate

FAMILY FRIENDLY: This children's playground is the latest family-friendly feature of the Elements@Coffs estate.

Local land estate unveils newest family friendly feature

How Toowoomba house prices compare in Australia

For sale sign in front of home.

Here's what $700,000 will buy you in Toowoomba, Brisbane and Sydney

UPDATE: Details revealed on rural land rezoning

REZONING: Large areas of Bonville have been rezoned for residential

Land rezoning will turn farmland into residential living

Bonville to become new housing hub

REZONING: Large areas of Bonville have been rezoned for residential

Land rezoning will turn farmland into housing

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!