Council looks to replace kiosk

THE popular Park Beach Reserve will become an even firmer favourite with locals and visitors if Coffs Harbour City Council has its way.

The council is seeking expressions of interest for a ‘suitable commercial development’ at the reserve which would offer restaurant/cafe style dining, outdoor eating, tourist facilities and public amenities.

The council recently demolished the old Park Beach Reserve kiosk (formerly known as Iguanas Cafe) and now hopes it will be replaced by something even better, ideally in the western part of the reserve.

The council’s Park Beach Masterplan aims to have ‘appropriate development and re-development of public places in accordance with the aim of maintaining Park Beach as the premier tourist and recreation precinct of Coffs Harbour’.

Park Beach Reserve is part of the Coffs Coast State Park and the council is the corporate manager of the Park trust.

In the expression of interest documents, the spot is described as having ‘excellent coastal vistas’ which can’t be built out.

Other advantages include:

• proximity to Coffs Creek, Park Beach and the Jetty Foreshores;

• a natural seaside feel which is a big part of Coffs Harbour;

• proximity to potential patrons at Park Beach Holiday Park (which had 42,200 guests in 2008/2009) and holiday accommodation at Park Beach, and

• the tranquil surrounds of the park.

The council has asked for written proposals to be sent in by July 13.

For more details, contact the council’s caravan parks and reserves business manager, Jason Bailey, on 6648 4888.

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