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New medical centre start on schedule

WORK will begin on Monday on the new Healthscope medical centre to be built at Park Beach Plaza.

John Burns, the national business development manager for Healthscope Medical Centres, said they now had a signed lease with the owners of Park Beach Plaza and the new centre was due to open in late October or early November.

The centre is expected to open with 12 general practitioners, later expanding to 16 GPs.

Mr Burns said he would travel to the UK in November to try to persuade some English, Irish and Scottish doctors to relocate to Coffs Harbour.

The centre will also have a satellite radiology site and a pharmacy.

He said it would also have space for visiting specialists.

“It is very easy for doctors to practice medicine in certain areas of Australia and Coffs Harbour is one of them,” Mr Burns said.

Meanwhile he said they were still in commercial negotiations with a number of local GPs interested in relocating.

He said a name for the centre had not yet been decided, so they had given it a 'working title' of Park Beach Family Practice.

An architectural drawing of the planned building caused concern in March because it used the name of the existing Plaza Medical Centre, which does not plan to move from its present location inside the shopping centre.



Historic Indigenous site recognised with new name

Coffs Harbour City Council is recognising the large settlement of Aboriginal people that grew at the Fitzroy Oval site on Coffs Creek in the 1940s.

Dual name for Fitzroy Oval, 'The Old Camp - Yaam Nguura Jalumgal'.

Whale watching season is on in earnest

Humpback whales are being spotted off the Coffs Coast as they continue their migration north.

Number of migrating whales heading past Coffs Coast is increasing.

Nice day to plan a white wedding

CALLING ALL BRIDES-TO-BE: The Advocate Wedding Expo will be held next weekend at Bonville.

The 14th Coffs Coast Wedding Expo will be held on Sunday, June 4.

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National Sorry Day: Reflecting on testing times

CRANES acknowledged National Sorry Day at the Saraton Theatre on Friday with a film and talk by Paul Dutton, who was taken away from his family as a child


What to expect at Birds of Tokyo's Ipswich gig

The band will perform at the Racehorse Hotel on Friday.

BAND member Glen Sarangapany talks music, pub grub and doing shoeys

Petula Clark delighted to sing live for Australian fans

STILL TOURING: English singer Petula Clark is coming to Queensland.

English star Petula Clark still puts on a great show, even at 84.

Do you really know your road rules?

Cars travel around the roundabout at Villiers and Fitzroy Street. Photo Adam Hourigan / The Daily Examiner

List of the top 10 most misunderstood road rules in NSW.

Miranda Kerr and fiance hang up backyard tent for wedding

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Bello Winter Music warms up

Husky.

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Model Bella Hadid's see-through dress shocks in Cannes

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It’s like she’s become addicted to shock value.

No room for morbid fans

Chris Cornell.

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What's happening on the Coffs Coast this weekend

Haven't made plans for the weekend yet?

Man's amazing comeback from monster crisis

Pat O'Driscoll agents Penny Keating and Doug Webber sold 56 Agnes St, The Range at auction over the weekend.

NOT long ago, he sold his possessions to pay staff. Now he's back.

Jetty views don't come any better than this

Property Camperdown St

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Kids will love living in this new Coffs Harbour estate

FAMILY FRIENDLY: This children's playground is the latest family-friendly feature of the Elements@Coffs estate.

Local land estate unveils newest family friendly feature

How Toowoomba house prices compare in Australia

For sale sign in front of home.

Here's what $700,000 will buy you in Toowoomba, Brisbane and Sydney

UPDATE: Details revealed on rural land rezoning

REZONING: Large areas of Bonville have been rezoned for residential

Land rezoning will turn farmland into residential living

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