So readers it's your chance to vote on #What Coffs Wants?
POLITICALLY speaking Coffs Harbour is the land of funding opportunity next year, which is why it's crucial voters have their say early into #What Coffs Wants.
Ahead of a dual election year in 2019, Coffs Harbour stands to benefit in nominating projects that must be delivered to ensure we remain one of regional Australia's leading regional centres.
That's why The Advocate has turned to you the readers for ideas.
#What Coffs Wants: Vote for the Top 50 projects raised by our readers that are most crucial to the Coffs Coast's future.
In naming the key projects today as nominated by our readership, we hope to poll readers on the most pressing infrastructure projects that can take the city forward, under a changing political leadership.
With the Nationals seeking to retain the State seat of Coffs Harbour and the Federal seat of Cowper - after a combined 46 years of service in politics by retiring State MP Andrew Fraser and Federal MP Luke Hartsuyker we figure it's imperative voters have their say on the future projects that will require government support to grow the future of Coffs Harbour.
Up until now the community has advised our longstanding politicians on the projects and crucial funding successes that have been needed to ensure Coffs Harbour is growing towards being one of New South Wales most desired places to live?
But with both our members of parliament gone in just over three months time, we feel it's important the incoming politicians representing our community are across the community's brief.
Today we table the many projects nominated by the community in the #WhatCoffsWants campaign.
Please vote for your top 10 projects and we'll come back to you in a fortnight's time on the most voted for infrastructure projects as supported by the readers of the Coffs Coast.
This is your opportunity as a voter to dictate where future government representatives dedicate their energies towards growing Coffs Harbour as a city of the future well before they are elected.
As the voice of the Coffs Coast, after 111 years of community reporting, we thank you for helping to map out #WhatCoffsWants well into the future and we'll raise your projects with the candidates who are working to become your future representatives in parliament.
If you haven't yet suggested the project you'd like to see established on the Coffs Coast raise it in a comment below and we'll add it to our poll.