Protestors gathered in Pioneer Park to make their feelings known about closing the park to help cater for roadworks.
Protestors gathered in Pioneer Park to make their feelings known about closing the park to help cater for roadworks. Claudia Jambor

Protesters make a stand to save Pioneer Park

LOCALS and Coffs Harbour City Council members were out in force protesting against construction of a road through Pioneer Park in Coffs Harbour this morning.

The road will be a temporary solution intended to convenience Coffs Central customers during the extension of their complex over the next six to eight weeks.

Deputy Mayor, Cr Sally Townley, said members of the community are willing to put up with the inconvenience to save the homes of local koalas.

"I believe the people of Coffs Harbour are very prepared to put up with the minor inconvenience of a one block detour for a matter of 6-8 weeks while the construction happens rather than give up this public space that is used by koalas," she said.

Cr Townley said there have been a series of koala sightings in the park over the last few weeks.

Are you prepared to be inconvenienced by driving an extra block for 6-8 weeks while the construction project happens?

This poll ended on 14 September 2015.

Current Results

Yes - It's only a small inconvenience

82%

No - I'm for the temporary road to be built through Pioneer Park

17%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.



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