Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser announced that public consultation will begin soon on a new vision for the Coffs Harbour Jetty Foreshore precinct.
Mr Fraser said while there had been previous proposals for the foreshore, these had been shelved, and the community will now be invited to share their views on how the foreshore should be developed.
"I’m delighted to announce that the coming weeks will see the first important step in creating a vision for the Jetty Foreshore precinct", Mr Fraser said.
"It is critical we ensure the community’s views are at the heart of any future development plans for Coffs Harbour and the wider region".
In a first step, the NSW Government will open consultation with the Coffs Harbour community which will ultimately inform a new plan for the entire foreshore.
Mr Fraser said the consultation process will call initially for community input and submissions online and with face to face sessions starting soon after.
Coffs Harbour Mayor Denise Knight backed the commitment to an open process of consultation.
"Council has been briefed on the consultation process and has indicated its support for a community-led process,” Ms Knight said.