Coffs Coast Advocate readers have over the past fortnight nominated the key projects they would like to see developed in the city's future. Vote in our online poll for the projects you'd support.
Coffs Coast Advocate readers have over the past fortnight nominated the key projects they would like to see developed in the city's future. Vote in our online poll for the projects you'd support. Matt Deans

So readers it's your chance to vote on #What Coffs Wants?

POLITICALLY speaking Coffs Harbour is the land of funding opportunity next year, which is why it's crucial voters have their say early into #What Coffs Wants.

Ahead of a dual election year in 2019, Coffs Harbour stands to benefit in nominating projects that must be delivered to ensure we remain one of regional Australia's leading regional centres.  

That's why The Advocate has turned to you the readers for ideas. 

#What Coffs Wants: Vote for the Top 50 projects raised by our readers that are most crucial to the Coffs Coast's future.

This poll ended on 30 May 2019.

Current Results

Tunnels on the Coffs Harbour Bypass project

7%

Coffs Harbour concept design including two land bridges and a cutting

1%

A move to develop Crown Land on the Jetty Foreshores

1%

A move not to develop Crown Land on the Jetty Foreshores

4%

A move to attract cruise ship tourism for the Coffs Coast

2%

Opposition to cruise ship tourism for the region

3%

Increasing Coffs Harbour Airport's runway to accommodate international flights

3%

Increasing the tourism industry to boost jobs

2%

Increasing the blueberry industry to boost jobs

0%

Moving to kerb youth unemployment

3%

Removing the railway lines from the Jetty Foreshores

0%

Building another Jetty access road via Howard St

0%

Moving for Dolphin Marine Magic's sea pens in the Harbour

1%

Building a lagoon or public pools on the Jetty Foreshores

2%

Adding to the beachfront walkway on the Jetty Foreshores

1%

Preserving vegetation on the Jetty Foreshores

5%

Building an artificial diving reef in the harbour

1%

Fixing the Coffs Harbour Boat Ramp once and for all

2%

Moving for the introduction of the Great Koala National Park

8%

Sustaining State Forests and voting against the Great Koala National Park

0%

Looking for a working balance in logging and preserving koala populations

1%

Establish light rail on the existing rail lines between Sawtell and Coffs Harbour

2%

Introducing driverless vehicles across the Coffs Coast

0%

Donating council owned land to relocating business into Coffs Harbour

0%

Banning 4WDs from local beaches

4%

Keeping vehicle on beach laws as they are

1%

Increasing vehicle access beaches

0%

Reintroducing bulky goods collection

4%

Keeping the changed bulky goods collection as it is

0%

Refining the bulk goods collection scheme

0%

Building a lookout on the Coffs Harbour Bypass route

0%

Moving for greater local tourism campaigns

0%

Attracting new business to the region

1%

Capping the growth of the blueberry industry

4%

Increasing the blueberry industry

0%

Introducing high speed rail to the Coffs Coast

2%

Targetting business relocations to the Coffs Coast

0%

Increasing the size of Coffs Harbour Hospital

2%

Building a regional entertainment centre

3%

Building a cultural and civic space centre

2%

Enticing international hotels to the region

0%

Adding an eastern stand to the Coffs Harbour Stadium

0%

Concentrate on international marketing of the Coffs Coast

0%

Attracting more major sporting events to Coffs Harbour

1%

Establishing a community think tank to plan the city's future

1%

Offering concession to relocating city businesses

0%

Backing council's new commercial industry park

0%

Building a night club on the Coffs Coast

0%

Building a casino on the Coffs Coast

0%

Establishing an improved cycling network between Red Rock and Mylestom

2%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

In naming the key projects today as nominated by our readership, we hope to poll readers on the most pressing infrastructure projects that can take the city forward, under a changing political leadership. 

With the Nationals seeking to retain the State seat of Coffs Harbour and the Federal seat of Cowper - after a combined 46 years of service in politics by retiring State MP Andrew Fraser and Federal MP Luke Hartsuyker we figure it's imperative voters have their say on the future projects that will require government support to grow the future of Coffs Harbour.

Up until now the community has advised our longstanding politicians on the projects and crucial funding successes that have been needed to ensure Coffs Harbour is growing towards being one of New South Wales most desired places to live?

But with both our members of parliament gone in just over three months time, we feel it's important the incoming politicians representing our community are across the community's brief.

Today we table the many projects nominated by the community in the #WhatCoffsWants campaign. 

Please vote for your top 10 projects and we'll come back to you in a fortnight's time on the most voted for infrastructure projects as supported by the readers of the Coffs Coast. 

This is your opportunity as a voter to dictate where future government representatives dedicate their energies towards growing Coffs Harbour as a city of the future well before they are elected. 

As the voice of the Coffs Coast, after 111 years of community reporting, we thank you for helping to map out #WhatCoffsWants well into the future and we'll raise your projects with the candidates who are working to become your future representatives in parliament.   

If you haven't yet suggested the project you'd like to see established on the Coffs Coast raise it in a comment below and we'll add it to our poll.