Dwelling approvals have increased by 5% within a year.
Dwelling approvals have increased by 5% within a year. Trevor Veale

The readers' views on the local news

Excitment for Jetty Foreshores completion

"Congratulations on a job well done to all involved! Looking forward to seeing it next weekend.” - Ann Eva Cooling

"Well done looks great, can't wait to be back down at our amazing Jetty area every arvo.” - Kirby Burton

"The bottom step is underwater at high tide.” - Sue Wetherell Foote

Dwelling approvals on the ride in Coffs

And when will there be facilities approved to support such a population. If they know it's growing so fast, then why are they dawdling on improving infrastructure to support said population growth. Growth is good but will make things worse if there aren't jobs, transport and facilities to accommodate - Callam McClung

There is no flat land available in Coffs so whether or not housing is needed there will not be the availability - Karen Lagalla

Hogan unsure after Joyce ruling

Wearing the bruises and the damage of hailstorm

It was totally devastating (in 2013) the amount of damaged cars here. I worked part-time for a towing company at the time and the amount of cars written off was dreadful. We could hear the hail rolling in from Toormina from town - Cathy McRae

Plenty of warnings given yesterday regarding hail. From as early as midday we were being told to put our cars under cover - Jenny Ellem

Gaytime, Magnum ban for summer

I won't boycott, I'm sorry. It sure is a massive pay cut by percentage but getting paid $40.18 an hour for making ice cream also seems a very generous rate in the scheme of things - Di Carr

I don't believe the general public boycotting these ice creams is the answer. All that will do is let the retailers down. It's the middle man that needs to boycott, not us - Ruth Godfrey



In the air as search continues

premium_icon In the air as search continues

Westpac Lifesaver Helicopter crew take to the air for day two.

Protesters say environmental laws not cutting through

premium_icon Protesters say environmental laws not cutting through

More than 100 people gathered for the protest.

Snapshot of progress on the highway: Special feature

Snapshot of progress on the highway: Special feature

It's cost billions and is in the home stretch in terms of completion

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