Letter to the Editor - April 16: You can’t stop development

WHAT A positive thing it was to read the front page of The Advocate (Wednesday) and see Gowings is prepared to invest $20.1 million right here in the heart of Coffs Harbour.

This is an opportunity that will take the city centre forward.

Unfortunately, there have been many main street businesses that have had only brief histories and it's important much is done to support local business right across Coffs Harbour and the best way to do this is through progress and development.

As a former retailer with 40 years experience in business, I believe this opportunity is one calling out for support across the community.

An 80-room, six-storey hotel would offer so much. Coffs needs new high rate accommodation for visiting business people, professionals, dignitaries and general visitors.

When it comes to economic growth you can't stand in the way of progress!

From the comments I've read (on the website) there are a few naysayers who really have not put forward an argument to deny this community getting this important development approved in the city centre.

The construction would create 142 jobs and when built, 153 full-time jobs.

The option is there, Coffs Harbour. Let the town planners choose wisely.

Glen Hastings,
Coffs Harbour



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