Year of achievement for council
SEWAGE treatment, playground construction, sports field lighting, a skate park and path and pool upgrading all get a guernsey in the Coffs Harbour City Council 2009/10 annual report.
Council lists the major achievements for the year as including;
The official opening of the $96M Coffs Harbour Water Reclamation Plant;
The opening of the Brelsford Park Adventure Playground;
The commencement of major upgrades to the War Memorial Swimming Pool and the Coffs Creek Walk/Cycle Way (both assisted by generous contributions from the Hogbin family of Coffs Harbour);
The construction of the Corindi skate facility;
Projects totalling $1m undertaken through the environmental levy program; and
The receipt of Federal grant funding of $2.2m to install top-grade lighting at the BCU International Stadium.
Coffs Harbour mayor Cr Keith Rhoades said the year would be remembered as one of consolidation.
He said the annual report reflected a year in which the emphasis was as much on strategic planning as the completion of major works and a lot of energy had been devoted to providing a long-term blueprint for the city, using a strategic planning framework built around the Coffs Harbour 2030 plan.
New general manager Steve McGrath described the annual report as a useful guide for anybody trying to find out about the way an organisation worked.
Mr McGrath said he thought the annual report demonstrated that Coffs Harbour City Council had been performing well in the delicate balancing act of meeting community needs in trying times.
The annual report is accompanied by the 2009/2010 supplementary state of the environment report for the Coffs Harbour local government area.
This updates a range of environmental performance indicator data from previous years and discusses broader changes relevant to the environment and its management since the previous SoE report.
The annual report and state of the environment report are available on council's website: www.coffsharbour.nsw.gov.au.
Display copies will also be available at council's administrative centre and at library branches at Coffs Harbour, Toormina and Woolgoolga.