Park Beach to get $240k makeover
PARK Beach stands to receive $240,000 worth of improvements to address crime in the suburb.
This week’s law and order public forum has been the catalyst for Coffs Harbour Council announcing a host of anti-crime and public safety upgrades in the area.
The council plans to spend $65,000 improving lighting on the beachfront reserve, between Park Beach Bowling Club and the Hoey Moey, and upgrading fences along the dunes.
Council staff will upgrade fencing straight away, while it’s hoped the lighting improvements will be finished before the Christmas holiday season.
In addition, $110,000 will be used to build a footpath on Ocean Parade from Park Beach Road to the Macauleys Head- land car park.
A further $56,000 is set aside for beachfront reserve improvements and $10,000 will be used to improve problem alleys and laneways.
“Council has been working behind the scenes for more than a year with the Park Beach community and police to do what it can do to help cut instances of vandalism and anti-social behaviour in this key part of our city,” Mayor Keith Rhoades said.
“The results of those detailed discussions are a series of actions that we are able to take to help the local police do their job as effectively as possible and make sure that the public feels safer.”
Cr Rhoades said the council stands by its $5000 reward policy for information leading to a conviction for vandalism of public property.