The community is invited to comment on the draft concept plan for the Sandy Beach Reserve Community
Hub and Active Youth Space, one of the key components of the Sandy Beach Reserve Masterplan
developed with the community in 2017.
Sandy Beach Reserve forms part of the Coffs Coast Regional Park. The Regional Park is managed by Coffs
Harbour City Council and the National Parks and Wildlife Service, under the guidance of the Coffs Coast
Regional Park Trust Board, which is appointed by the NSW Government.
Chairman of the Coffs Coast Regional Park Trust Board, Rod McKelvey, said the concept plan had been
developed in response to community input on priorities for a new playground, skate park, multi-purpose
court, picnic facilities, shelters, connecting pathways and new car park.
“The Trust Board has allocated $900,000 for design and construction of the Community Hub and Active
Youth Space, with funding provided by the NSW Government, Council and the Coffs Coast Regional Park,”
Mr McKelvey said.
“The concept plan responds to community input we have received during the first stages of consultations,
including preferences for play equipment, a multi-purpose court and a flow-type skate plaza design. We are
also investigating costs and options for cctv and car parking, to be provided in the future as funding
“Community priorities and expectations were identified in 2017 when developing the overall Masterplan
for Sandy Beach Reserve. We began working with the community and key stakeholders in March and April
this year to prepare a detailed concept plan for the Community Hub and Active Youth Space.
“As a result of these consultations, the proposed concept plan provides a diverse range of active and
passive recreational opportunities, maximises security and community safety, and achieves the broader
community needs and aspirations for the Reserve as presented in the overall Masterplan.”
The $900,000 project is financed by: Coffs Coast Regional Park $250,000, NSW Government Stronger
Country Communities Fund grant of $150,000, NSW Government Anyone Can Play grant ($300,000),
Coffs Coast Regional Park covers 562 hectares. The park includes 27 kilometres of coastline and the Solitary
Islands Marine Park adjoins the entire length of the park.
How to Comment: The concept plan is on public exhibition from Friday June 25, to Friday July 23, 2021.
The plan is on display in local libraries and on the Have Your Say Coffs Harbour webpage for Sandy Beach
Reserve – Consultations for Community Hub and Active Youth Space at:
Submissions are preferred online and may be made through the Have Your Say webpage address detailed
Written submissions should be addressed to: Coffs Coast Regional Park Trust Board, c/o Coffs
Harbour City Council, Locked Bag 155, Coffs Harbour. NSW. 2450.
Email submissions (with subject line
Sandy Beach Reserve) to: [email protected]