Recently we came across a statement made by Local Government Minister Shelly Hancock in April 2019 when she assumed office after the last State election. Given what has happened locally since June last year we thought you might be interested in its contents.
Blueberry growers on alternative water supply have had a reasonable season at Coffs Harbour, as seen with this fruit irrigated from recycled town water. However, those relying on rain have been punished by this record drought. By Jamie Brown Worst affected blueberry growers near Coffs Harbour, in the wettest part […]
A senior staffer at one of the nation’s most infamous city councils has described a culture of fear within the organisation where staff would either “adapt to survive or leave”. By Anna Hartley Ipswich City Council, west of Brisbane, was sacked in 2018 and replaced with an administrator following an […]
The state’s water authorities will be asked to consider an urgent application by Coffs Harbour City Council to enable Woolgoolga Dam to be accessed for irrigation and agricultural use. At last night’s extraordinary meeting, Councillors voted 5-2 in support of a motion to change the dam’s water licence to allow […]
This photo of a recent one man protest, dressed up as Donald Trump has been ‘doing the rounds’ this week on social media.
Who signed off on the deal? This is the question that no one seems to want to answer regarding the sale of water from the Woolgoogla Dam in Newmans Road. Prior to Christmas a deal was formed between Coffs Harbour City Council and a local blueberry farming company for the […]
It is time of the year where we here at the Coffs Coast Outlook takes a bit of a break. We will be back at a low level around 14 January before getting back to normal around 27 January. In the meantime we have loaded the site up with best […]
An update on where this DA is up to on this one. Previous stories from Outlook on this issue are linked at the bottom of the story. By Dave Wood for ‘Save Lot 2 Sawtell Road’ RED CC (Regional Architects) sought and received permission to make an amendment to their […]
The following is a detailed breakdown of the submissions and comments sent by citizens and organisations on the Development Application (DA) for the proposed Cultural Centre and new Council Chambers in Gordon Street (pictured). There have been 824 submissions in total. Of those there have been 810 Public Submissions. 17 […]
Followed by an advance screening of the new Star Wars film, Starwars: The Rise of Skywalker