Marysville slowly rebuilding
AN announcement is soon expected on the Marysville rebuilding project being supported by the Coffs Coast community.
It is almost 16 months since Victoria’s devastating Black Saturday bushfires destroyed communities like Marysville and Kinglake.
Coffs Coast people rushed to support the victims before the Coffs Coast itself was hit by its own disaster, flooding.
The Russell Crowe, Luc Longley and Coffs Harbour City Council Community Centre Appeal for Victorian Bushfires, which raised $336,680 last year, aimed to raise enough money to build a community facility in one of the area’s worst-affected by the Victorian bushfires.
Marysville was chosen, but the final project has not yet been announced, although it is widely expected to be a community and arts centre.
The involvement of high-profile people has seen a total of more than $1.3 million raised, which includes the $336,680 from the local appeal.
A member of the appeal’s advisory board, Andrew Watt, said they were moving as quickly as they could but “there are a number of boxes to be ticked.”