Paul Amos becomes deputy Mayor. CCS to be known as Yarrila Place

Councillor Paul Amos has becomes Coffs Harbour’s Deputy Mayor. Cr. Paul Amos was elected unopposed at last evening’s Coffs Harbour City Council Meeting.

Cr. Amos will fill the role for just three months as it is traditional for a Deputy Mayor to be elected each year at the end of twelve months.

He will remain in the position until the LGA Elections. The elections were formerly scheduled for September 4 but are now now rescheduled to be held on December 4th.

He had his first taste of taking the chair, briefly during last nights meeting when Mayor Denise Knight needed to leave the meeting for a short time.

CCS named Yarrila Place

Yarrila Place is now the official name bestowed by the Coffs Harbour City Council to its new building, formerly known as the Cultural & Civic Space.

It is an indigenous name meaning “Illuminate / Brighten/Light Up/IIlustrate.

Other names suggested were Miindalay and MurrungbaThere were no English language names under consideration.

The rationale and reasons for the need to name this office building and the process of how the names were selected can be found in the Council’s Business Papers (Page 19) from last night’s Council meeting here; https://infocouncil.coffsharbour.nsw.gov.au/Open/2021/09/CO_20210909_AGN_2256_AT_WEB.htm.

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Lead Photo by Trevor Veale formerly of the Coffs Coast Advocate.

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