Ground-breaking project begins

Phase 1 of the $13.4m upgrade of C.ex Coffs International Stadium – the Building an EPIC Stadium for the Future project – was officially launched by Coffs Harbour Mayor, Councillor Denise Knight, and Federal Member for Cowper Luke Hartsuyker MP in a ground-breaking ceremony today.

Photo: (L) Federal Member for Cowper Luke Hartsuyker MP and Coffs Harbour Mayor, Councillor Denise Knight breaking ground, and, (R) Coffs Harbour Mayor, Councillor Denise Knight, Federal member for Cowper Luke Hartsuyker MP and local contractor Allan Johnson, AJ Pipelines and Construction Pty Ltd.

Following a competitive tender process, local firm AJ Pipelines and Construction Pty Ltd was awarded the contract for the construction of a new car park in the northern area of the site.  We are so thrilled that a local company has won this initial tender for phase 1 – what a great outcome for our local community and economy!

One of the largest community facility projects ever to come to the Coffs Coast, Phase 2 of the project is the design and construction of the new grandstands and other key features. This tender is currently out in the marketplace and contracts are expected to be awarded in early 2018, with work starting soon after their finalisation.

Project Progress

The project will be undertaken in phases to ensure that the venue remains open for existing contracted events.

Project Funding & Contributions

The project is being co-funded by Coffs Harbour City Council and Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF), which supports the Australian Government’s commitment to create jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger regional communities into the future.

Coffs Harbour City Council is continuing to work with sporting, event, business and government agencies to deliver this exciting project.

We acknowledge and thank the following local businesses who made a financial contribution to this project, which greatly assisted our funding bid:

• The C.ex Group ($500,000 over 5 years)
• Infracraft Detailed Joinery Pty Ltd ($10,000)
• Key Employment Associated Ltd ($10,000)

We also acknowledge the assistance of our stakeholder group in providing expertise and guidance in design:

• Cricket NSW
• Cricket Australia
• Fox Sport
• Northern NSW Football
• Sport NSW
• Many sporting and event partners
• Teams across Coffs Harbour City Council

For a quick project overview, click to view a project summary and infographic.

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