Foreshores revamp is finally underway
A MILESTONE decades in the making has been marked with the start of work on the revitalisation of the Jetty Foreshores.
Coffs Harbour mayor Denise Knight was on hand yesterday for the beginning of construction of stage one of the Jetty- 4Shores Plan.
"This is the culmination of so many years of talking and wanting and waiting, it's actually hard to believe it's now reality," Cr Knight said.
Stage one includes the Jetty4Shores Walkway, incorporating a 4m-wide walkway, new lighting and landscaping, as well as decorative elements including artworks, seating, signage and a new car park. The first step will be the construction of the new car park next to Jordan Esplanade.
The car park construction is expected to take seven weeks to complete.
Council is still in negotiation with Australian Rail Track Corporation for a licence over the rail land to allow for construction of the walkway.
Once contract documents and detailed designs are completed, the council will be able to start building the walkway.
Demolition of the car park at the end of the jetty is slated for the new year to ensure the jetty remains fully accessible to the public during the peak tourist season.