THE final composition of Coffs Harbour’s Central Business District Master Plan Committee decided after a draw from a hat.
THE final composition of Coffs Harbour’s Central Business District Master Plan Committee decided after a draw from a hat. TREVOR VEALE

Luck of draw decides CBD committee

A DRAW from the hat has decided the composition of Coffs Harbour's Central Business District Master Plan Committee.

There were four applications for the three positions in the cateogry of land owners with CBD land values of more than $1million.

After assessing it was hard to separate the credentials, skills and expereince of all four applicants, Council's Director of Corporate Business, witnessed by a number of other senior council staff, drew a name from a hat to exclude one of the property owners.

That piece of paper carried the name of former councillor Ian Hogbin.

His removal paved the way for the president of C.ex David Doyle, Garth Grundy representing Gowings and Lance Cousins to be appointed to the committee.

Joining them will be John Buckland who was selected over Allan Anderson as a representative for those owning CBD property valued at less than $1million.

Former councillor Rod McKelvey was the only nominee for the community representative.

The committee, which is charged with planning how the special CBD rate variation extension is allocated, is due to meet shortly to consider and make representations to Council in relation to appointing a CBD business owner who is not a property owner.



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