Forum looks towards brighter future

THE first steps will be taken tonight towards creating a brighter future for the Coffs Coast that best matches our needs, wants and aspirations.

Southern Cross University (SCU) is hosting the first of three community forums in partnership with the Coffs Harbour City Council and the Coffs Coast Advocate, which will eventually lay down a road map for change in the community.

SCU academics, Professors Ian Eddie and Richard Smith, will set the scene for tonight’s first forum by painting a picture of where Coffs Harbour is at and why.

They are expected to outline a profile of the city which is somewhat different to the one the majority hold as true.

A series of local experts will address questions about what has happened in the past to fashion how Coffs Harbour is today, ahead of setting the parameters for the next forums, which will focus on what we want Coffs Harbour to become and how those goals will be achieved.

SCU Head of Campus, Prof David Lynch, said it is was vitally important to understand the forces, events and community dynamic that have made Coffs Harbour the city it is.

Registrations for tonight’s community think-tank, at the D Block lecture theatre at CHEC, open at 5.30pm.

The presentation and forum gets under way at 6pm and will run until about 7.30pm.



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