The Coffs Harbour ‘slipway’. Picture: Rachel Vercoe
by Rachel Vercoe
PLANS to develop a modern slipway on the Coffs Coast have been put on hold after unsuccessful negotiations with the preferred proponent.
In 2014, the Coffs Harbour slipway closed for remediation works and re-opened with an interim crane service.
It has been revealed the preferred proponent, announced in May, 2017, has not been awarded the contract and the slipway will continue to function by crane.
A letter to the editor from boat owner James Stovold has highlighted the cost and inconvenience the crane system has been to boat owners.
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