The draft masterplan for the revitalisation of the Coffs Harbour Jetty Foreshore is being refined with even greater focus on open space, support for local businesses and tourism opportunities following extensive community consultation.

Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh said the NSW Government has updated the draft masterplan in line with community feedback to create more public benefits now and into the future.

“We’re moving forward with a 20-year vision to create a vibrant foreshore precinct, boosting tourism and ensuring Coffs Harbour remains a must-see North Coast destination for locals and visitors to enjoy,” Mr Singh said.

“Following consultation, of the total site area, 39% is enhanced existing vegetation, 35% is dedicated to open space and public domain, 20% is for parking and roads, and 6% is being developed (3% for tourism uses, 1.5% for residential and 1.5% for commercial and community uses).

“Open space is a key focus of the refined draft plan, which will increase the Foreshore Parklands with more than 15% of additional green open space – equivalent to 2.5 football fields – including multipurpose courts for community use.

“A greater proportion of the currently fenced off rail lands are also proposed to be dedicated to public open space, and a portion of Jordan Esplanade will be realigned to allow for a new landscaped amphitheatre, providing space for community use, events and displays.”

Minister for Planning and Minister for Homes Anthony Roberts said the next step will be undertaking further technical studies to develop a final masterplan before lodging the rezoning proposal with the Department of Planning and Environment.

“We’re getting on with the job of delivering the vision for the Jetty Foreshore that the community told us they want,” Mr Roberts said.

“We will continue to work with Council and community to deliver a final masterplan that makes better use of this stunning foreshore and achieves the best outcomes for the people of Coffs Harbour.”

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✅ The revitalisation of the Coffs Harbour Jetty Foreshores is being refined with an even greater focus on open space and community uses for locals and tourists, support for local businesses, and tourism opportunities following extensive community consultation.
✅ The revised plan adds about 2.5 football fields of open green space, significantly improves parking, creates exciting tourism opportunities, and limits residential development to only 1.5% of the site.
✅ Affordable, diverse and key worker housing is proposed to enhance inclusiveness within the precinct.
✅ Jordan Esplanade will run along the train line at the southern end creating a large “village green” style amphitheater for community use
✅ Work is underway on a planning proposal that will be lodged directly with the Department of Planning and Environment (process can take up to two years).
✅ Proposed Land Uses
– 39% Enhanced Existing Vegetation
– 35% Open Space & Public Domain
– 20% Parking and Roads
– 6% Developed Built Form (3% tourist, 1.5% residential, 1.5% commercial and community)
✅ The State Government will continue to work positively and collaboratively with council on the planning proposal.

Originally published 21 December 2022.