COLLABORATE: The Reserve Plan of Management and the Town Masterplan will now be looked at together...what will the Woolgoolga foreshore look like in years to come?
COLLABORATE: The Reserve Plan of Management and the Town Masterplan will now be looked at together...what will the Woolgoolga foreshore look like in years to come? Trevor Veale

Council’s plan a two-pronged attack for Woolgoolga plans

THE Woolgoolga Town Centre masterplan and the draft Woolgoolga Beach Reserve plan of management will be dealt with collaboratively following suggestions from the community.

Coffs Harbour City Council has had hundreds of responses from Northern Beaches locals in regards to both draft plans and in particular, calls were made to have the two looked at in tandem.

The calls have been heard by the council.

"Both draft plans have generated really passionate responses from the Woopi community which has been great to see," Coffs Harbour Mayor Denise Knight said.

"While each has a distinct focus, they do overlap - particularly with regard to the reserve area - and both are certainly designed to bring economic and social benefits to the town of Woolgoolga.

"The community's suggestion that they be looked at together is an excellent idea and I'm very supportive."

The draft Woolgoolga Beach Reserve PoM has already been on public exhibition and around 250 submissions were received.

As a result, a number of amendments have been identified and will be incorporated in the draft which will go before the council for consideration.

A total of 451 comments and around 5600 votes were received via the ideas map of the draft Woolgoolga WOW masterplan, which is still being prepared in draft form. The draft masterplan has yet to be placed on public exhibition and reported to the council.

To make sure the draft plans work together, the council staff have proposed that both are independently reviewed before they go to the council.

Both projects will now move forward together for further consultation with the community.

It is expected this will happen by mid-2015.



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