The transformation of the Coffs Harbour Jetty precinct is one step closer with the announcement of an independent urban design consultant appointed to prepare a Preliminary Concept Plan.
According to the Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser, Group GSA have been appointed after public consultation took place to gather ideas from the community for the precinct.
“We had an amazing response from the community in February and March with more than 1600 ideas and comments generated by people who live in, work in and visit the Foreshore,” Mr Fraser said.
“The community’s views are at the heart of this project and Group GSA brings considerable experience in landscape architecture, urban design and public domain design to help the community shape and create the vision for the Foreshore.
Based on the outcomes of consultation so far, Group GSA’s Preliminary Concept Plan will supplement GHD Australia’s Stakeholder and Community Consultation Outcomes Report which is expected to be ready for public view mid-year.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro said the appointment of the design consultant was another milestone in this important community project.
“Andrew Fraser has been a strong advocate of the community leading the vision for the Foreshore and it’s great to see the progress that’s already been made in a relatively short time”, Mr Barilaro said.
“Projects like this are springing up in coastal and regional areas all over the state, and this is the stuff that helps more people better understand the benefits of living in regional NSW", he said.
To find out more information on the project, including the history of the Jetty Foreshore Precinct and the process and timing of consultation activities, please visit https://www.industry.nsw.gov.au/lands/major-projects/infrastructure/coffs-harbour
Community members and stakeholders can also find out more about the project by calling 1800 810 680 for free, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.