News

Development is key for council looking ahead

GOING UP: Councillors will review reports on possible changes to building heights in the Coffs Harbour CBD.
GOING UP: Councillors will review reports on possible changes to building heights in the Coffs Harbour CBD. Trevor Veale

DEVELOPMENT will be a key focus for Coffs Harbour City Councillors in Thursday's council meeting.

A review of the Coffs Harbour CBD heights and built form controls will look to address issues of quality design options, visual impacts, solar access to City Square and utility will be presented.

Councillors previously pushed forward a motion to review building heights with a view to seek a change to the Local Environment Plan based on its findings in February.

On Thursday, councillors will be presented three options regarding studies to make any changes to building height restrictions in the build up to the 2031 Coffs Harbour City Masterplan.

The first one is council endorse the Project Plan and Consultation Brief, allowing the project to start immediately.

Alternatively, councillors may decide to not endorse the two reports and not allow the project to commence, or thirdly deliver an alternative approach.

The rezoning of land in Korora, West Sapphire and Moonee will also be up for discussion.

The area of focus circulates around Maccues Rd, Wakelands Rd/Fairview Rd/Sugarmill Rd, and Gaudrons Rd/The Mountain Way precincts.

The 1,490ha area is primarily zoned of RU2 Rural Landscape (landscape must maintain character of landscape) and E2 Environmental Conservation (areas of high ecological value), with a large part of the Korora Basin currently zoned R5 Large Lot Residential.

A study found land within this zone was suitable for possible R5 Large Lot Residential and E2 Environmental Conservation uses.

WASTE MANAGEMENT: Bellingen Transfer Station in early stages of upgrade works.
WASTE MANAGEMENT: Bellingen Transfer Station in early stages of upgrade works. Bellingen Shire Council

Meanwhile, to cope with growing waste management demand the Bellingen Shire Council announced an upgrade to its Bellingen Transfer Station.

In a joint Bellingen Shire Council and Coffs Coast Waste Service project, works to the transfer station site will reduce wind-blown rubbish, improve separation of waste and recycling, and reduce its carbon footprint.

Upgrades include the installation of two compactor bins, two new concrete slabs, road resurfacing, improved drainage and site layout redesign.

Future installation of solar panels are planned with the replacement of the awning.

Topics:  bellingen shire council coffs harbour cbd coffs harbour cbd masterplan coffs harbour city council



Rally Australia tops WRC's social media rankings

The Kennards Hire Rally Australia has passed the 275,000 followers mark on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, making it number one of all the World Rally Championship events.

Coffs Coast's WRC event has greatest social media following.

Leave your mark on the new Jetty4Shores

Would you like to have a say on the new Jetty4Shores creations?

Take a journey of discovery at Gallery

This Gail Mabo piece, titled Constellation, will be part of an exhibition at the Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery featuring works re-imagining the encounter by Lt James Cook and his crew with Aboriginal people in 1770.

Exhibition features imagining of Lt James Cook meeting Aboriginals.

Local Partners

Bypass announcement won't be in next budget but ...

Cowper MP doesn't expect Federal Budget to reveal funds for a Coffs Harbour bypass. But that doesn't mean the money for the job isn't there.


Patti Smith: the mother of punk gave Jim Morrison his wings

Patti Smith at Bluesfest 2017 in Byron Bay.

One of the most exhilarating performances in recent Blues history

UPDATED: Patti Smith donates large sum for flood recovery

Patti Smith at Bluesfest 2017 in Byron Bay.

The artist performed two shows at Bluesfest 2017

Bluesfest Day 2: From Jason Momoa to Mary J Blige

Hollywood star Jason Momoa was happy to interacts with fans backstage at Bluesfest 2017.

Chris Hemsworth and Matt Damon gave the festival a Hollywood touch

Logies 2017: Samuel Johnson chokes back tears as he wins Gold

Samuel Johnson named Gold Logie Winner of the 59th Annual TV Week Gold Logie Awards

Logies 2017: Who's taken the coveted gongs?

Kerri-Anne Kennerley poses with the Hall Of Fame Logie Award.

Award winners from Australian television industry's night of nights

Logies 2017: Samuel Johnson dedicates award to sister Connie

Samuel Johnson wins Best Actor at 2017 Logies.

'My sister is succumbing to the perils of cancer': Samuel Johnson

Logies 2017: Dave Hughes roasts Channel Seven CEO

Dave Hughes hosts opens the 2017 Logies.

Hughes sends shockwaves through Logies audience

Logies 2017: Stars are dazzling as the night begins

Karl Stefanovic and Lisa Wilkinnson hit the red carpet.

Melbourne's rolled out the red carpet for tonight's Logie Awards

Logies 2017: Karl stays sober to keep his body a temple

After famously being accused of being a little worse for wear at previous Logies, Karl Stefanovic reckons he is staying sober because his "body is a temple".

He's laying off the booze because his body is a temple, he said.

Logies 2017: She's in white but they aren't in jackets

She's still claiming ownership of white, apparently.

What dodgy real estate ads really mean

This dilapidated house was described as an ‘Edwardian timber home, open to your imagination’. That’s a nice way of putting it.

Real estate writing is just outsourced lying, says one writer

SOLD: Iconic M'boro pub set to be transformed

Shane Muller from Maryborough Motorcycles will be opening up a showroom and café at the Shamrock Hotel.

The Shamrock Hotel is set to be transformed in the next two months.

Coast developer looks to prime real estate's future

MANY OPTIONS: Sunshine Coast developer Graeme Juniper is considering what to do with a prime piece of real estate he owns on Radical Bay on Magnetic Island, near Townsville.

Radical Bay is World Environment Heritage-listed.

This small box of a unit just sold for $1 million

Elizabeth Bay unit has charming views to Sydney Heads.

If this doesn't scream 'housing bubble', nothing does.

MILLIONAIRES ROW: Is this Toowoomba's biggest house?

STUNNING PROPERTY: The home in lot five at Kara View Court is framed with Table Top Mountain as a backdrop.

When entering Kara View Crt, it's hard to ignore the stunning home

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!