Gurmesh Singh MP


The NSW Government is moving ahead with plans for the revitalisation of the Coffs Harbour Jetty Foreshore Precinct started by the former Government.

Minister for Lands and Property Steve Kamper joined the Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh, to provide bipartisan support for the 20-year shared community vision to connect community with Country and to create a revitalised Coffs Harbour Foreshore precinct.

The masterplan has been informed by more than 3600 responses from the community and will create a self-sustaining, cost-neutral precinct that reinvests all proceeds into improving the foreshore’s public areas to create a family friendly area that everyone can enjoy, including renewal of parklands, and better recreational facilities.

Much of the Coffs Harbour Jetty Foreshore Precinct is currently inaccessible for public enjoyment. While gravelled areas provide overflow parking, these do not reflect the potential of this foreshore land.

Community outcomes to be delivered by the revitalisation will include additional housing to address the housing crisis Coffs Harbour and the wider state is facing, as well as an expansion of tourism and hospitality offerings to support a thriving regional economy, increase in quality public open space and deliver more and better parking.

Our work in Coffs Harbour is strengthened by extensive engagement, including with the Aboriginal community, shaping the masterplan with broad perspectives that respects and celebrates the
unique Gumbaynggirr culture and its profound connection to Country.

Coffs Harbour is a key regional city for the North Coast and, with the arrival of the Coffs Bypass in 2027, there is a need to reimagine its future direction. The Coffs foreshore has unlimited community potential but much of it is currently inaccessible and without the proper infrastructure needed for public use and enjoyment.