Council expected to bid for further Jetty4Shores funds

Work is well underway on Stage 1 of the Jetty4Shores project now Council is seeking funding for subsequent stages.
Work is well underway on Stage 1 of the Jetty4Shores project now Council is seeking funding for subsequent stages.

COFFS Harbour City Council is expected to vote to bid for Federal funding for half the cost of a $5.35 million (2013 costings) Recreation and Market Hub on the Jetty Foreshores at Thursday night's council meeting.

The project is stages 2, 3 and 4 of the Jetty4Shores project.

The council's director of sustainable communities, Chris Chapman, is recommending that the council submit the $5,350,000 proposal for funding through Round 2 of the Federal Government's National Stronger Regions Fund (NSRF).

Mr Chapman is also recommending that the councillors bid for half the cost of a $500,000 (2014 costings) Coffs Coast Sport and Leisure Park major events and public transport infrastructure project.

If successful the council will be required to march the grants dollar for dollar.

Applications close on July 31 and successful projects are expected to be announced in December 2015.

Projects must provide a lasting economic benefit to the region.

The council put forward Stages 2-4 of the Jetty4Shores Project for Round 1 of the NSRF but was not successful.

These three stages include the kiosk area, steps and paving; the market/picnic area and a boardwalk north of the hardwood jetty. Work on Stage 1 of the Jetty4Shores project, the Jetty walkway, is expected to be completed by September.

The second, smaller project provides for work on the south and east perimeters of the C.ex International Stadium.

It involves building an asphalt surface on the east side of the stadium along Phil Hawthorne Drive.

If successful, it will provide an additional 1600 square metres of hard standing and will also upgrade the surface on a section of hard stand soon to be built by Coates Hire Rally Australia.

The second part of this project involves a permanent bus stop and taxi rank on Stadium Dr beside the car park at the south end of the stadium, with accessible ramps and footpaths linking back to the stadium.

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