Woolgoolga WOW: Your Place, Your Masterplan.

The Woolgoolga Town Centre Masterplan presents a vision and strategic planning framework to guide growth and change in Woolgoolga's town centre to 2036. It is both a framework for decision-making and an ‘ideas map’ to be embraced by community, local traders, business and government to enhance and grow the heart of the town in line with their vision:

“To grow Woolgoolga in a way that does not affect its unspoilt and unhurried beachside character, but that is proactive in supporting business growth."

The culmination of more than four years of community consultation, input and feedback, Council resolved to adopt the Woolgoolga Town Centre Masterplan at its Ordinary Meeting of 22 February 2018. The Plan consists of three documents:

  • PART A - Town Centre Framework
  • PART B - Town Centre Precincts & Implementation Plan
  • PART C - Supporting Information

You can view the Masterplan HERE or in the document library.

The Masterplan outlines more than 24 actions to be completed across a ten year timeframe – from immediate, short-term and medium to long-term strategic actions.

Some Masterplan actions are funded within Council’s current delivery program, whilst other actions are currently unfunded and subject to resourcing either by inclusion in Council’s Delivery Program, via external grant funding or other initiatives.

This site aims to be a 'go-to' hub for latest info on what's happening in Woolgoolga and works happening to deliver the masterplan.

The Woolgoolga Town Centre Masterplan presents a vision and strategic planning framework to guide growth and change in Woolgoolga's town centre to 2036. It is both a framework for decision-making and an ‘ideas map’ to be embraced by community, local traders, business and government to enhance and grow the heart of the town in line with their vision:

“To grow Woolgoolga in a way that does not affect its unspoilt and unhurried beachside character, but that is proactive in supporting business growth."

The culmination of more than four years of community consultation, input and feedback, Council resolved to adopt the Woolgoolga Town Centre Masterplan at its Ordinary Meeting of 22 February 2018. The Plan consists of three documents:

  • PART A - Town Centre Framework
  • PART B - Town Centre Precincts & Implementation Plan
  • PART C - Supporting Information

You can view the Masterplan HERE or in the document library.

The Masterplan outlines more than 24 actions to be completed across a ten year timeframe – from immediate, short-term and medium to long-term strategic actions.

Some Masterplan actions are funded within Council’s current delivery program, whilst other actions are currently unfunded and subject to resourcing either by inclusion in Council’s Delivery Program, via external grant funding or other initiatives.

This site aims to be a 'go-to' hub for latest info on what's happening in Woolgoolga and works happening to deliver the masterplan.

  • Woolgoolga to get a new surf club

    11 months ago

    Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan today said a re-elected Coalition Government would provide $1 million to the Woolgoolga Life Saving Club to construct a new Surf Club House to replace the existing ageing facility.

    “This is great news for the Woolgoolga community and in particular the Surf Club’s 400 volunteer members who so freely give up their time to help us,” he said.

    “The existing surf club is almost 65 years old and is no longer fit for the demands put on the club and its members.”

    The new club house will include multiple storage facilities for surf rescue...

    Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan today said a re-elected Coalition Government would provide $1 million to the Woolgoolga Life Saving Club to construct a new Surf Club House to replace the existing ageing facility.

    “This is great news for the Woolgoolga community and in particular the Surf Club’s 400 volunteer members who so freely give up their time to help us,” he said.

    “The existing surf club is almost 65 years old and is no longer fit for the demands put on the club and its members.”

    The new club house will include multiple storage facilities for surf rescue equipment, a state-of-the-art Patrol Room, First Aid room, a public café, function and training rooms, Kitchen, Gymnasium, and a Boat Bar on the first floor overlooking the beach.

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  • Designs to Improve Woolgoolga Beach Reserve

    11 months ago
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    Council have endorsed a detailed concept plan for the Woolgoolga Beach Reserve following extensive community consultation.

    The Detailed Concept Plan for Woolgooolga Beach Reserve refines the location and design of elements for the Reserve from the adopted Plan of Management and Woolgoolga Town Centre Masterplan.

    The Detailed Concept Plan incorporates the community’s top ten desired outcomes for the reserve and seeks to enhance the natural amenity and beauty of the Reserve.

    READ THE FULL STORY...


    Council have endorsed a detailed concept plan for the Woolgoolga Beach Reserve following extensive community consultation.

    The Detailed Concept Plan for Woolgooolga Beach Reserve refines the location and design of elements for the Reserve from the adopted Plan of Management and Woolgoolga Town Centre Masterplan.

    The Detailed Concept Plan incorporates the community’s top ten desired outcomes for the reserve and seeks to enhance the natural amenity and beauty of the Reserve.

    READ THE FULL STORY...


  • Coffs Again Placed Alongside World’s Top Cities

    about 1 year ago

    For the fourth year in a row Coffs Harbour has won the globally-acclaimed International Festivals and Events Association (IFEA) World Festival and Event City Award.

    The award means that Coffs Harbour has been ranked equally alongside cities such as Moscow, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Sydney and Philadelphia for the quality and variety of its annual events.

    Among the sporting and cultural events that helped Coffs Harbour win this most recent award were:

    • Kennard’s Hire Rally Australia – WRC World Rally Championship
    • Screenwave International Film Festival
    • Harmony Festival
    • Coffs Coast Food Festivals (including Woolgoolga Curryfest, Sawtell Chillifest, Taste Woolgoolga)
    • Midnight Oil concert
    • Women’s...

    For the fourth year in a row Coffs Harbour has won the globally-acclaimed International Festivals and Events Association (IFEA) World Festival and Event City Award.

    The award means that Coffs Harbour has been ranked equally alongside cities such as Moscow, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Sydney and Philadelphia for the quality and variety of its annual events.

    Among the sporting and cultural events that helped Coffs Harbour win this most recent award were:

    • Kennard’s Hire Rally Australia – WRC World Rally Championship
    • Screenwave International Film Festival
    • Harmony Festival
    • Coffs Coast Food Festivals (including Woolgoolga Curryfest, Sawtell Chillifest, Taste Woolgoolga)
    • Midnight Oil concert
    • Women’s Ashes Cricket Series
    • Coffs Harbour International Buskers and Comedy Festival
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  • Study Sets Direction for Indoor Sports

    about 1 year ago

    The future sporting and economic needs of the local community are behind a major study of the options for indoor sports facilities in the region which has been endorsed by Coffs Harbour City Council.

    This has confirmed that sports facilities, participation and events play a key role for residents and visitors to the Coffs Harbour region.

    The Coffs Harbour Indoor Sport Study, carried out by Otium Planning Group Pty Ltd (OPG), came up with five key recommendations...

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    The future sporting and economic needs of the local community are behind a major study of the options for indoor sports facilities in the region which has been endorsed by Coffs Harbour City Council.

    This has confirmed that sports facilities, participation and events play a key role for residents and visitors to the Coffs Harbour region.

    The Coffs Harbour Indoor Sport Study, carried out by Otium Planning Group Pty Ltd (OPG), came up with five key recommendations...

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  • Diversity Celebrated Through Arts Grants

    about 1 year ago

    Ten local groups are to share $37,400 in arts and cultural grants from Council that will bring new and exciting opportunities to celebrate the cultural diversity of the Coffs Coast community.

    This year’s funding round includes grants to develop a short film contrasting the experience of growing up in Coffs Harbour as opposed to passing through as a visitor, the screening of the largest science film festival in the southern hemisphere, multi-disciplinary arts projects, workshops and concerts, contemporary dance projects, a creative arts programs for recently settled young people, women and children of refugee backgrounds and musical workshops with clients...

    Ten local groups are to share $37,400 in arts and cultural grants from Council that will bring new and exciting opportunities to celebrate the cultural diversity of the Coffs Coast community.

    This year’s funding round includes grants to develop a short film contrasting the experience of growing up in Coffs Harbour as opposed to passing through as a visitor, the screening of the largest science film festival in the southern hemisphere, multi-disciplinary arts projects, workshops and concerts, contemporary dance projects, a creative arts programs for recently settled young people, women and children of refugee backgrounds and musical workshops with clients of Pete’s Place.

    Woolgoolga Arts Group Artist Exchange Workshops $3,400

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  • First Sikh Temple Receives Historic Recognition

    about 1 year ago

    The First Sikh Temple in Woolgoolga – the earliest example of a purpose-built Sikh temple in Australia – is to be designated as a place of local historical interest.

    Opened in 1969, the Temple in Hastings Street was an important symbol of the acceptance of Sikhs as an integral part of the Woolgoolga community.

    The First Sikh Temple’s website, www.firstsikhtemple.com.au, says” ‘The establishment of the Sikh community would not have been possible without the welcome, tolerance and encouragement of the host community.

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    The First Sikh Temple in Woolgoolga – the earliest example of a purpose-built Sikh temple in Australia – is to be designated as a place of local historical interest.

    Opened in 1969, the Temple in Hastings Street was an important symbol of the acceptance of Sikhs as an integral part of the Woolgoolga community.

    The First Sikh Temple’s website, www.firstsikhtemple.com.au, says” ‘The establishment of the Sikh community would not have been possible without the welcome, tolerance and encouragement of the host community.

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  • Woolgoolga Masterplan – Award Winning Consultation

    about 1 year ago
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    The extensive and successful community consultation on the Woolgoolga Town Centre Masterplan undertaken by consultants Lat27 and Coffs Harbour City Council has been recognised with an award from the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA).

    At the AILA NSW Landscape Architecture Awards last night, the project took out the Urban Design Award. The AILA Awards celebrate and promote the quality design for public open spaces, stronger communities and improved environmental stewardship.

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    The extensive and successful community consultation on the Woolgoolga Town Centre Masterplan undertaken by consultants Lat27 and Coffs Harbour City Council has been recognised with an award from the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA).

    At the AILA NSW Landscape Architecture Awards last night, the project took out the Urban Design Award. The AILA Awards celebrate and promote the quality design for public open spaces, stronger communities and improved environmental stewardship.

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