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Coffs Harbour $1.8m revamp

On Jun 20 2012
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The Coffs Harbour Wharves are set to receive a $1.8 million revamp - rejuvenating the tourism and ...

The Coffs Harbour Wharves are set to receive a $1.8 million revamp - rejuvenating the tourism and fishing industries in the region.

The state government funding, announced in the 2012-13 NSW budget, will be used for vital repairs to the wharves, which are central to a number of businesses in the region.

Redevelopment of the wharves will revive the harbour area which may attract the attention of small business owners looking for commercial property.

Deputy premier and minister for regional infrastructure and services Andrew Stoner said today (June 19): "The wharves are central to the operations of the Coffs Harbour fishing fleet for unloading catch and laying in provisions."

"Vital to tourism and small business in the Coffs Harbour region, the wharves are an important asset worth investing in," Mr Stoner explained.

Under the project, measures to protect the wharves against corrosion, which were built in the 1970s, would also be implemented to prolong its lifespan.

The project, part of the state government's $51 million upgrade of coastal river and port entrances across NSW, will also include additional funding for investigating works to the Coffs Harbour north breakwater.

Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said: "The project aims to confirm the long-term structural integrity of the breakwater and reduce the risk to its users and damage to infrastructure within the Coffs Marina from wave attack."