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Bringing laneways to life, transforming the former Pacific Highway corridor and supporting the growth of Coffs  Harbour Airport with additional employment lands are some of the key actions in the NSW Government’s action plan for Coffs Harbour.


The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment today released the final Coffs Harbour Regional City Action Plan, which provides the structure to manage and shape the city’s growth over the next 20 years.


The department’s Executive Director for Local and Regional Planning, Monica Gibson, said Coffs Harbour has and will continue to see growth driven by migration to the regions in response to the pandemic, and that the plan recognises that.


“Coffs will become an even more attractive place for tree changers and city dwellers wanting a lifestyle change while retaining the best of city living,” Ms Gibson said.


“There are many benefits the plan will help us realise - the future Pacific Highway bypass, the city centre having an active night-time economy with more al fresco dining and a thriving arts and cultural scene, and an expanded airport that will confirm Coffs Harbour’s role as the tourism and economic gateway to the region.”


The plan includes seven collaboration opportunities and 20 objectives for government agencies and Coffs Harbour City Council to deliver together.


“All agencies and levels of government working together is the best way we can ensure planning for Coffs Harbour’s growth is measured and sustainable,” Ms Gibson said.


“This plan responds to expected population growth by aligning infrastructure delivery with sustainable housing - which makes best use of available land and access to services.


“We want to help Coffs Harbour fulfil its potential as a thriving regional centre for business, culture and government services.”


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