Planning is under way to improve Mullaway Beach Reserve facilities and make the park more accessible, as project partners continue to enhance recreational and cultural experiences within Coffs Coast Regional Park.
Mullaway Beach Reserve forms part of the Coffs Coast Regional Park, which is governed by a NSW Government-appointed Trust Board of community representatives, including Aboriginal Elders, and representatives of the Park’s management partners, Coffs Harbour City Council and the National Parks and Wildlife Service.
Chairman of the Coffs Coast Regional Park Trust Board, Rod McKelvey, said the Trust Board and Council have allocated about $470,000 for:construction of upgraded facilities in 2021,and; for design of future enhancements to the Reserve.
“A draft concept plan has been prepared for the Reserve. Community comments are invited to help finalise the designs, before construction starts this year on the first stages, which include a new playground, new amenities and improved accessibility,” Mr McKelvey said.
The concept plan can be viewed online and comments can be lodged on the Have Your Say Coffs Harbour web page at: www.haveyoursay.coffsharbour.nsw.gov.au
Submissions are invited from Friday January 29 through to 5pm Monday March 1st, 2021.
Key Objectives of the Project are:
•Update the Master plan concepts to achieve District Park Classification objectives of the Coffs Harbour Open Space Strategy 2010;•Provide an inclusive play space that meets NSW Everyone-Can-Playguidelines;
•Construct designated parking for people with accessibility needs;•Construct updated amenities that are accessible and achieve NSW Safer-By-Designprincipals;
•Construct accessible pathway links for car park to amenities;
•Design and upgrade the playground;
•Design a range of other improvements for future funding, including upgraded barbecue shelter, picnic shelter and additional footpath connections.
“The Trust Board, Council and National Parks have worked with the community in recent years to plan and design upgrades for a number of locations within the Coffs Coast Regional Park, including Sandy Beach’ Mr McKelvey said.
Please forward all Coffs Coast Regional Park correspondence to:
Coffs Harbour City Council
Locked Bag 155
Phone: (02) 6648 4542
The Coffs Coast Regional Park is jointly managed by Coffs Harbour City Council and the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service Reserve, Diggers Beach Reserve and most recently the Arrawarra Headland Reserve, where we have worked with Aboriginal Elders to construct a cultural heritage education area and pathways featuring Indigenous artworks,” Mr McKelvey said.
Coffs Coast Regional Park covers 562 hectares. The park includes 27 kilometres of coastline-the Solitary Islands Marine Park adjoins the entire length of the park at the mean high water mark. Other Reserves which neighbour the park are Garby Nature Reserve (at Arrawarra) and Moonee Beach Nature Reserve (between Sandy Beach and Moonee).
The above is a press release from the Coffs Coast Regional Park Trust Board – 26 January 2021.