Plan set to boost opportunities
COFFS Harbour City Council will consider preparing an amendment to its Local Environment Plan on March 26.
The change will accommodate the NSW Minister for Planning's City Centre Plan, announced during her visit to Coffs Harbour on March 6.
The Plan, part of the State Plan, is designed to boost job, housing and lifestyle opportunities in regional cities and help them become economic drivers.
Details of the planned LEP amendment were presented to councillors at the beginning of the March 12 meeting of Coffs Harbour City Council and councillors voted to defer the matter for two weeks so they could study it further.
The plan concerns lands in and around the city centre, Jetty and Park Beach, the city's most important urban areas and its commercial and tourism hubs.
Coffs Harbour City Council general manager Stephen Sawtell and the director general of the Department of Planning signed an agreement to commence the city plan process for the Coffs Harbour City centre in November 2008.