City of Coffs Harbour Annual Report Shows Significant Progress

Coffs Harbour City

The City of Coffs Harbour 2021/22 Annual Report adopted by Council shows significant progress against the 2017-22 Delivery Program.

Despite the ongoing impacts of COVID-19, natural disasters and the postponed council elections, the Annual Report shows the City’s significant achievements, successes and financial performance.

“This Annual Report tells a great story, and every great story is about people. Let’s take this opportunity to acknowledge the contribution and commitment of all of our Councillors, staff and volunteers who continue to support and develop this wonderful place we are so lucky to call home,” said Natalia Cowley, City of Coffs Harbour General Manager.

The City continued to provide support for the community through leadership, innovation, strong community events, fostering and supporting connections and activity.

The region became the first globally certified ECO destination in NSW. The City announced a new team of Councillors headed by Mayor Councillor Paul Amos in late 2021. In addition to the new Councillor team the City also appointed a new General Manager, Natalia Cowley in 2022.

Some highlights for the year included:

  • Continued construction and naming of Yarrila Place, plus the start of work on opening exhibitions and a Gumbaynggirr Art Trail for the building
  • Review of the MyCoffs Community Strategic Plan
  • Completion and opening of the Coffs Coast Regional Sports Hub Stage 2 Project
  • Delivery of four Festival of New Thinking Events covering strategy, innovation, sustainability and resilience
  • Events such as Eco month in May and the All One Under the Sun festival in June
  • Opening of community facilities such as the new Botanic Garden Glasshouse, Sandy Beach Community Hub and Youth Space, the Vost Street Netball Courts and a number of neighbourhood playgrounds
  • Opening a new Animal Management Centre
  • Completion of the Emerald Beach Day Use Area Masterplan.

“While we celebrate the projects we have delivered, we continued to operate and maintain important local infrastructure such as water, sewer and transport assets,” said Ms Cowley.

The full report is available on the City’s Corporate planning and reporting web page.

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