BOOM TOWN: Coffs Harbour continues to grow as a capital city of the North Coast region. Picture: Trevor Veale

Article by Greg White

The head of Regional Capitals Australia (RCA) has urged residents to get behind Coffs Harbour City Council in the bid for funding through the Regional Growth Fund.

Cr Shane Van Styn is Mayor of Greater Geraldton and said if an RCA member city is successful in being funded it will bring significant benefit to those who live and work here.

“Our organisation is making the case for cities like Coffs Harbour to be included in this important initiative,” he said.

“This will be done not only to meet the needs of city growth but also for the opportunity to bring the new negotiations to the business table.

“Small cities are as important to their regions as they are to the nation.

“The Regional Australia Institute has estimated that getting the planning right for regional cities has the potential to add $375 billion per year to the nation’s bottom line by 2031.”

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