NOT HAPPY: New construction at Park Ave has caused concerns.
NOT HAPPY: New construction at Park Ave has caused concerns.

Traders feeling pain of works

RETAILERS have reportedly raised concerns to Coffs Harbour City Council about construction work being undertaken for the Park Av Transport Interchange.

At last week's council meeting, Cr Rhoades raised the issue as an urgent matter, asking about the consultation process.

Responding to the concerns, which are apparently centred on parking, Council's Group Leader Strategic Asset Management, Michael Herraman, detailed the consultation process.

Among a string of communication measures, there was a briefing in February, to which business owners in Park Avenue and Harbour Drive were invited.

A later letter, detailing plans and proposed works and temporary bus zones, was sent to all businesses in the affected areas.

Mr Herraman said the construction work was a temporary inconvenience.

He said he recognises that retailers have genuine concerns and "will listen to the concerns of local businesses and try to work with them to minimise disruption".

"The grant of almost $1 million given by Transport of NSW must be spent by June 30, so we are limited to this timeframe," he said.



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