Local Opinion/Comment

The new Cultural, Civic, Council Chambers Building – Can Coffs Harbour afford it?

Editors note: Last Thursday 13 September Councillors voted 6-2 (Councillors Amos and Rhodes voted against) to accelerate the Stage 1 design funding for the proposed Gordon Street Civic Centre. This decision appears to have generated concern among some ratepayers.  The following letter was sent to Outlook.  It was also sent […]


“Its not where the lines on the by-pass map go. It is what you want to do inside those lines” – An Open letter to the Minister on the Coffs Harbour by-pass

The following is an open letter to Minister Pavey, dated 6 September,  by former Deputy Mayor Rod McKelvey about the need for tunnels on the proposed by-pass. “Dear Minister Pavey, Re: the Coffs Harbour Bypass and why we seem ungrateful – when we are only voicing our concern about our […]