State MP for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh has announced $20m in funding for the Jetty Precinct. Gurmesh Singh – MP announced the funding yesterday morning. It is on top of the $10m set aside for the boat ramp. Listen to his interview with Moffee yesterday on TripleM here; https://omny.fm/shows/triple-m-coffs-breakfast/gurmesh-singh-announces-funding-for-coffs-jetty-pr
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Cr Cecato appointed Deputy Mayor, Cr Knight uses casting vote once again to overturn airport lease rescission motion
Cr Cecato won the position of Deputy Mayor against Cr Sally Townley at the latest CHCC meeting last Thursday 10 September by one vote. The vote was 4-3. The Mayor Denise Knight left the meeting earlier in evening, citing a “family emergency”. Nevertheless Mayor Knight did however ensure she had […]
Overshadowed by the national accounts on Wednesday was another set of dispiriting numbers: Inequality was worsening before the pandemic struck. By Michael Pascoe Particularly disappointing is that the UNSW Social Policy Research Centre and Australian Council of Social Services analysis showed both wealth and income inequality worsened. While we’ve become […]
Scott Morrison is under pressure to wind back Covid income support – but it is far too early to be standing on the exit ramp Obviously, the number is very bad. Australia’s economy contracted by 7% in the June quarter, which is the worst quarterly fall on record, and a […]
Facebook will ban publishers and people in Australia from sharing local and international news on Facebook and Instagram if a proposal to force tech giants to pay for news becomes law, the tech giant has announced. By Rob Nicholls The announcement follows the release of the Australian Competition and Consumer […]
Last night on the ABC 7.00 p.m. news during the national business report segment, ABC Business Reporter Alan Kohler presented the following figures (screen snapshot below); We are not really sure that NW Melbourne is genuinely ‘regional’ by the way.
Many people have pointed out how various groups have been forgotten in the official response to the Covid-19 pandemic: casual workers, temporary migrants, and anyone involved in universities. By David Peetz One group that barely rates a mention, however, was flavour of the month before the pandemic hit: gig economy […]
Fresh local produce and artisan goodies will again be available from the region’s producers when the ever-popular Coffs Coast Growers Market reopens in City Square next Thursday, 13 August. “I know the Market has been hugely missed during this pandemic shutdown by locals, visitors, the stallholders and City Centre business-owners,” […]
It’s known as the home of the Big Banana, but Coffs Harbour is developing a reputation for blueberries — and the conflict between farming and urban development. By Melissa Martin Key points: Newly appointed New South Wales Agriculture Commissioner Daryl Quinlivan said he had been instructed by Agriculture Minister Adam […]
A big welcome to our new free weekly newspaper The Coffs Coast News of the Area. The first edition arrived around the Coffs Coast last Friday and if it is anything to go by will fill a big gap in local news and sport coverage. We here at CCO thought […]