Coffs Harbour Mayor Keith Rhoades, Apex Shade Structures’ John Thompson and Rotary Club of Coffs Harbour South president Peter Farquhar.
Coffs Harbour Mayor Keith Rhoades, Apex Shade Structures’ John Thompson and Rotary Club of Coffs Harbour South president Peter Farquhar. CONTRIBUTED

Playground's bright new addition

PASS the Jetty Foreshores playground and you can’t help but notice the new brightly-coloured sails.

With the World Rally Championship just around the corner, structures are being put in place, beautification projects are well under way and rally-themed displays are popping up in windows all around town.

Doing their part to get Coffs Harbour looking its best are a local business and the Rotary Club of Coffs Harbour South, who have made substantial contributions towards improving the Jetty Foreshores area.

Apex Shade Structures, owned and operated by John Thompson and Elizabeth Dray, has donated two large sails worth $10,000.

“We appreciate what a massive event and huge opportunity the World Rally Championship is for the region and as the parents of a young son we also appreciate how much time families spend in local playgrounds,” said Mr Thompson.

The Rotary Club of Coffs Harbour South has provided $15,000 towards the purchase of playground equipment, including a small climbing wall, hammock swing and slide, still to be installed.

Cub president, Peter Farquhar, said part of their charter was to provide for the community. “When we heard that the council was embarking on improvements ahead of the World Rally Championship, we decided to donate back to the community, using some funds raised at our annual Bookfest.”



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