News

Work starts on new $2m landmark for Woolgoolga

An artist’s impression of what the new Sikh Temple in Hastings St will look like.
An artist’s impression of what the new Sikh Temple in Hastings St will look like. Contributed

WOOLGOOLGA is set for a new landmark with work having started on a new Sikh temple on the site of the original Hastings Street building.

More than four years in the planning, the new building is expected to cost about $2 million with money raised from the local community and people around Australia.

Andrew Hundal Building has been awarded the contract for construction of the temple over the next two years.

"The preliminary earthworks have started and we're back at council waiting for the final engineering certificates," Mr Hundal said.

The new building will cover a total of 1300m2 with 700m2 downstairs for a hall and kitchen, which will be available for use by the wider community, and an upstairs space for prayer.

More than $1 million has been raised through the community for the building so far and Mr Hundal is determined to put the money to use to benefit the area.

"I'm going to use all local trades and suppliers just to keep it in the community," he said.

All new domes will be made for the building - either locally or from specialist fibreglass companies in India.

Murray Grey Earth Moving have donated work and resources toward the building already while BMT Logging provided free transport to get the excavator to the site.

Dr Amarjit More, who is part of the committee overseeing construction, said the he hoped Sikh communities around Australia would help with funding the project.

"The original congregation here has contributed to every Sikh temple in Australia and New Zealand and we hope it's our turn," Dr More said.

"We've already been to Brisbane and we'll be doorknocking Sikh communities all over Australia."

As part of the process work will be done on Hastings St and the Dr More hopes Coffs Harbour City Council will help with that part of the project.

"Because this is a church and a non-profit organisation, we're hopeful they will be able to contribute to that side of things," he said.

Topics:  hastings street



Prime Minister, Cowper still seeks the answers

Cowper MP Luke Hartsuyker with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull during last year's election in Lismore.

Cowper constituents call for PM to answer the big issues

Roos prevail in a close finish

The Sydney Swans and North Melbourne fly for a mark at the C.ex Coffs International Stadium. Photo: Brad Greenshields/Coffs Coast Advocate

Kangaroos hold on to win by two points against the Sydney Swans.

Sea Eagles fly high in Nines

Final Hoey Moey Tooheys Coffs Coast Nines 18 February 2017 Geoff King Motors Park. Photo: Brad Greenshields/Coffs Coast Advocate

Macksville scores late to claim Coffs Coast Nines final over Port.

Local Partners

Deadly dog virus outbreak strikes South Grafton

"If your dog lives on one of those streets, I'd almost guarantee they will contract parvo virus if they are not vaccinated."


Jackass crew eye off the Big Banana

WILD SHOW: The Jackass crew  a promise a wild Coffs Harbour show.

Iconic Coffs landmark grabs Jackass crew's attention

Make a Jackass of yourself live on stage

Jackass's Jason 'Wee Man' Acuna on stage during the crew's Fillthy Seppo Tour of Ausralia. The mayhem arrives at the Coffs Harbour on February 23.

Jackass team head to Coffs to wreak havoc

Sizzling Bookfest bargains

CHOCKERS: Lester Platts and Chris Ryland, Coffs Harbour South Rotary preparing for Bookfest April 1-8.

80,000 book will hit the Bookfest tables in April

Why Hollywood’s siding with Brad Pitt over Angelina Jolie

TOWARD the end of last month’s Golden Globes ceremony, the producer of the nominated drama Moonlight made a surprise onstage appearance: Brad Pitt.

Tensions high at pointy end of MKR's round two

Things are really heating up on My Kitchen Rules.

Games are being played around the My Kitchen Rules table

Jungle Jay sent packing from I'm a Celebrity

I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Here! contestant Jay Laga'aia with Keira.

BIG friendly giant Jay Laga'aia has been eliminated from I'm A Celeb

Carson Kressley brings 'camp' to I'm a Celebrity jungle

"I am not all Park Avenue and daffodils” ... Carson Kressley.

Meet the "campest” campmate to star on I'm a Celebrity.

Jackass crew eye off the Big Banana

WILD SHOW: The Jackass crew  a promise a wild Coffs Harbour show.

Iconic Coffs landmark grabs Jackass crew's attention

Star Wars: The Last Jedi mystery already solved

FILE- This undated file photo provided by Disney shows Daisey Ridley as Rey, left, and John Boyega as Finn, in a scene from the film, \"Star Wars: The Force Awakens.\" Hasbro said it is changing its Star Wars Monopoly set after an 8-year-old girl became upset that Rey, the movie's female heroine, was not included as a figure along with Darth Vader and Kylo Ren. (Disney/Lucasfilm via AP, File) MANDATORY CREDIT

A key mystery surrounding the title of episode eight has been solved

Kids' game "full of f**king paedophiles" according to dad

A mortified dad has expressed serious concerns over an online game

Potential home buyers punished for doing the 'right thing'

Should I go to university or buy a house?

Bidding could start at $1.4M for sought after property

Farrell McCrohon's Jojo Newby rides on a property recently listed at Buccarumbi

One of largest rural properties on market to go under hammer today

An exclusive private retreat

STUNNING: This North Sapphire Beach home is the ultimate in beach-side living.

An exclusive home in an exclusive address

What $11.9m can get you on Coast's most exclusive street

29-31 Wyuna Drive Noosaville Qld 4566

This is what a cool $11.9m can get you

How a first home buyer built house with no deposit

NEARLY THERE: Construction on the first house to home orphans at Umoja began in January.



Photo Contributed

His home will be completed later this year.

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!