Letter to the Editor - April 27: WRC puts Coffs on global map

IT WAS a positive thing to read in the Advocate on Saturday, that most councillors who voted against the council's support for the rally were not opposed to the actual event, but rather some exception to internal politics within the organisation.

Whilst I am the first to question council expenditure when it has resulted in a big rate hike last year, I am all for the rally given the benefit it brings to the region.

My family holds a number of holiday rental properties and without fail they have been solidly booked each time the rally has been staged.

It seems the town is buzzing when the rally comes through.

The event has grown in to big things in recent years.

Friends that we have met in Europe have commented on the beauty of Coffs Harbour in the telecasts, it's a bit like the Tour de France being beamed into Australia.

I do however believe that the rally's potential has not been realised and through greater promotion in years to come it could be three times the size it is now.

Keep a hold of this event Coffs Harbour councillors.

We have needed an international event and it would be a negative to lose a major event that is generating tourism and economic benefit.

Coffs Harbour deserve bigger events like this.

John Ward,
Sapphire Beach

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