Cruise liners in port, councillors' vision for Coffs Harbour
THE potential of Coffs Harbour to become a cruise ship stop-over is back on the agenda.
At a meeting tomorrow night, councillors will be asked to support the recommencement of investigations into cruise ship visits to Coffs Harbour.
The motion also calls for Coffs Harbour to become a member of Cruise Down Under, the organis- ation of cruise shipping in Australia.
The motion is being put by Cr Rodney Degens, who recently backed Cr Nan Cowling's motion for significant funding cuts to the council departments of Economic Development, Marketing and Sport.
The agenda papers for tomorrow night's meeting do not indicate where the funding for the cruise ship investigations or membership would be sourced from.
The agenda notes highlight a study undertaken by Geelong City Council and figures from the Port of Newcastle which found an economic impact of $7.5 million a year from stopovers by cruise ships.