Proposed works on the northern breakwall at Coffs Harbour Jetty has aroused widespread community debate.
Proposed works on the northern breakwall at Coffs Harbour Jetty has aroused widespread community debate. Trevor Veale

Monday meeting at Cavanbah Hall about northern breakwater

A COMMUNITY drop in session will be held this Monday at Cavanbah Hall to update Coffs Coast residents on the impending upgrade of the northern breakwater.

Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, said NSW Department of Primary Industries Land and Natural Resources is finalising the design on the breakwater upgrade and will begin work at the site in early 2016.

"With more than 100,000 people using the breakwater to access Muttonbird Island each year, the upgrade will increase public safety," he said.

"It will reduce the frequency and severity of wave overtopping and potential damage to moored vessels and infrastructure.

"The work involves upgrading 750 metres of the existing wall."

FM Glenn is currently manufacturing 1200 concrete blocks called hanbars which will be used over a 300m section of the breakwater upgrade opposite the marina.

"The works are designed to protect the harbour and improve safety but not impact on the views to the north from the cafes and restaurants located along Marine Drive," Mr Fraser added.

"The upgrade will improve public access for all users including walkers, surfers and fishermen as well as boat owners."

Monday's community information session begins at 4pm.



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