The state government yesterday announced three Mid North Coast architects have been short-listed to pitch design ideas for a new $5 million waterfront building on the Coffs Harbour Jetty Foreshore in the current TS Vendetta building currently used by the Navy Cadets.
CCO understands two of the architects are from the Coffs Coast and one is from Port Macquarie.
The new building once finished is to be managed by the Coffs Harbour Council.
It is planed that it will include a cafe, a watercraft storage facility and public amenities while also continuing to facilitate the needs of the Naval Cadets.
The building was identified as a priority in the 2013 Coffs Harbour City Council’s Jetty4Shore Master Plan and will be delivered on top of $15 million in essential services and infrastructure upgrades that are planned to commence across the Jetty Precinct itself over the next two years.
NSW Minister for Water, Property and Housing, Oxley MP Melinda Pavey, is hopeful the state funded project will be open for tender within six months.
The photo above, taken by the ABC Coffs Coast shows Coffs Harbour MP Gurmesh Singh, Coffs Harbour Mayor Denise Knight and NSW Minister for Water, Property and Housing, Oxley MP Melinda Pavey with the T.S. Vendetta behind them at yesterday’s announcement (Photo; ABC: Kate Aubrey).