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.

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Protesters launch crowdfunding campaign to pay off fines

Coffs Coast residents John Ross, Liisa Rusanen, Ella Skerrett and Daniel Skerrett were arrested at Adani's Abbot Point coal terminal last month.

Anti-Adani protesters ask community to help pay off $4,000 fines.

Man charged with reckless GBH after pub fight

ARREST MADE: An 18-year-old man has been arrested and charged for the assault outside the Coffs Hotel which left a man with serious head injuries.

An 18-year-old man was arrested following last week's assault

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