The Cultural & Civic Space - for the Heart of Coffs

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Council has recently launched 2 new platforms for communicating with the community about the project. We encourage you to visit them both.

Heart of Coffs Facebook Page - this page is an initiative of the Coffs Harbour City Council to create an online space for residents, ratepayers and interested stakeholders to receive accurate and timely information on the Cultural and Civic Space project. This Facebook page is monitored by the council and any questions about the project will receive responses.

For more project information, updates, FAQ's, documents, facts and more you can visit www.heartofcoffs.com.au

To receive regular e-newsletters, subscribe here


Council has recently launched 2 new platforms for communicating with the community about the project. We encourage you to visit them both.

Heart of Coffs Facebook Page - this page is an initiative of the Coffs Harbour City Council to create an online space for residents, ratepayers and interested stakeholders to receive accurate and timely information on the Cultural and Civic Space project. This Facebook page is monitored by the council and any questions about the project will receive responses.

For more project information, updates, FAQ's, documents, facts and more you can visit www.heartofcoffs.com.au

To receive regular e-newsletters, subscribe here


  • Cultural and Civic Space e-newsletter March 17 2020

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    3 months ago

    Appointment of ECI Builder:

    At the Thursday March 12 Council meeting, the tender recommendation to appoint an Early Contract Involvement (ECI) builder for the Cultural and Civic Space project was put forward to Council. The decision was made to approve the ECI builder tender and engage Lipman Pty Ltd for this phase of the project.

    The involvement of an ECI builder is a method of construction contracting which allows the builder to become substantially involved in the design of a project.

    Want to know more about what an Early Involvement Contract is and how it works to benefit the Cultural...

    Appointment of ECI Builder:

    At the Thursday March 12 Council meeting, the tender recommendation to appoint an Early Contract Involvement (ECI) builder for the Cultural and Civic Space project was put forward to Council. The decision was made to approve the ECI builder tender and engage Lipman Pty Ltd for this phase of the project.

    The involvement of an ECI builder is a method of construction contracting which allows the builder to become substantially involved in the design of a project.

    Want to know more about what an Early Involvement Contract is and how it works to benefit the Cultural and Civic Space? Read on here.


  • Cultural and Civic Space e-newsletter March 6 2020

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    3 months ago

    The Cultural and Civic Space project team has been busy working on five new project videos focusing on the benefits of the project. The video topics include the flexible design of spaces, accessibility of the development, upgrading of cultural spaces, meeting the needs of Coffs Harbour as a growing city, and the benefits of including council offices and chambers in the building.

    The Cultural and Civic Space project team has been busy working on five new project videos focusing on the benefits of the project. The video topics include the flexible design of spaces, accessibility of the development, upgrading of cultural spaces, meeting the needs of Coffs Harbour as a growing city, and the benefits of including council offices and chambers in the building.

  • Cultural and Civic Space e-newsletter February 17 2020

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    3 months ago
    PROJECT UPDATE:

    At the 13 February 2020 Council Meeting four motions passed to progress the Coffs Harbour Cultural and Civic Space project.

    The appointment of the Project Manager, Cost Manager and the Head Design Consultant will see the project progress in the detailed design phase. The approval of the demolition Development Application for 23-31 Gordon Street means the existing buildings will be removed to prepare the site for construction.

    PROJECT UPDATE:

    At the 13 February 2020 Council Meeting four motions passed to progress the Coffs Harbour Cultural and Civic Space project.

    The appointment of the Project Manager, Cost Manager and the Head Design Consultant will see the project progress in the detailed design phase. The approval of the demolition Development Application for 23-31 Gordon Street means the existing buildings will be removed to prepare the site for construction.
  • Cultural and Civic Space e-newsletter January 21 2020

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    4 months ago

    Welcome to the New Year! We hope you all had a safe and merry festive season. Our thoughts are very much with those in our community who were affected by the recent bushfires and those in the areas still under threat or recovering from this alarming fire season.

    The Cultural and Civic Space project team are very much looking forward to 2020 and continuing to share relevant and timely information with you about this community project.


    Welcome to the New Year! We hope you all had a safe and merry festive season. Our thoughts are very much with those in our community who were affected by the recent bushfires and those in the areas still under threat or recovering from this alarming fire season.

    The Cultural and Civic Space project team are very much looking forward to 2020 and continuing to share relevant and timely information with you about this community project.


  • Cultural and Civic Space e-newsletter November 4th 2019

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    5 months ago

    Council offices and chambers and an endorsement from Archibald Prize winning artist

    This week’s project update includes a link to Mayor Denise Knight discussing the council office inclusion in the Cultural and Civic Space on Triple M radio in June 2018, as well the most frequently asked questions from Facebook and an endorsement from one of Australia’s most celebrated artists.


    Council offices and chambers and an endorsement from Archibald Prize winning artist

    This week’s project update includes a link to Mayor Denise Knight discussing the council office inclusion in the Cultural and Civic Space on Triple M radio in June 2018, as well the most frequently asked questions from Facebook and an endorsement from one of Australia’s most celebrated artists.


  • Cultural and Civic Space e-newsletter October 28th 2019

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    5 months ago

    TOP FAQs from Facebook and NSW Minister for Local Government response to petition

    This week’s project update includes the last call for submissions on the development application on the NSW Government’s website, the most frequently asked questions from Facebook and the response from the Minister for Local Government on the tabled petition.


    TOP FAQs from Facebook and NSW Minister for Local Government response to petition

    This week’s project update includes the last call for submissions on the development application on the NSW Government’s website, the most frequently asked questions from Facebook and the response from the Minister for Local Government on the tabled petition.


  • Cultural and Civic Space e-newsletter October 21st 2019

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    5 months ago

    Cultural and Civic Space Update

    Thank you to all of those people within the Coffs Harbour community who have used the new Heart of Coffs website and Facebook page to learn more about the Cultural and Civic Space and participate in constructive discussion.


    Cultural and Civic Space Update

    Thank you to all of those people within the Coffs Harbour community who have used the new Heart of Coffs website and Facebook page to learn more about the Cultural and Civic Space and participate in constructive discussion.


  • Cultural and Civic Space e-newsletter October 16th 2019

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    5 months ago

    Welcome to the first edition of the Coffs Harbour Cultural and Civic Space project e-newsletter.

    This newsletter is designed to provide updates and information to the Coffs community on the Cultural and Civic Space. Each edition will also feature some common FAQs as well as a project update.


    Welcome to the first edition of the Coffs Harbour Cultural and Civic Space project e-newsletter.

    This newsletter is designed to provide updates and information to the Coffs community on the Cultural and Civic Space. Each edition will also feature some common FAQs as well as a project update.


  • Cultural & Civic Space Project – Adjournment of Council Meeting 25th July

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    10 months ago

    At 6.29 pm during the conduct of Council’s meeting on the 25th July, four of the eight Councillors present left the Council Chambers effectively leaving Council without a quorum. In accordance with clause 5.11 of Council’s Code of Meeting Practice, the Mayor announced the lack of a quorum and adjourned the meeting for thirty minutes.

    At 6.59pm the Mayor reconvened the meeting and at that stage four Councillors were present in the Council Chambers. The Mayor in announcing the reconvening of the meeting then made an announcement to ascertain whether any other Councillors were in the vicinity of the Council...

    At 6.29 pm during the conduct of Council’s meeting on the 25th July, four of the eight Councillors present left the Council Chambers effectively leaving Council without a quorum. In accordance with clause 5.11 of Council’s Code of Meeting Practice, the Mayor announced the lack of a quorum and adjourned the meeting for thirty minutes.

    At 6.59pm the Mayor reconvened the meeting and at that stage four Councillors were present in the Council Chambers. The Mayor in announcing the reconvening of the meeting then made an announcement to ascertain whether any other Councillors were in the vicinity of the Council Chambers and wished to re-join the meeting. No other Councillors responded.

    Given the continued lack of quorum for the meeting, the Mayor gave due regard to clause 5.12 of Council’s Code of Meeting Practice which states:

    5.12 In either case, the meeting must be adjourned to a time, date and place fixed:

    (a) by the chairperson, or

    (b) in the chairperson’s absence, by the majority of the councillors present, or

    (c) failing that, by the general manager.

    Obviously, clause 5.12(a) of the Code of Meeting Practice provides for the Mayor to adjourn the meeting to a time, date and place of the Mayor’s choosing. The meeting was formally adjourned to 11.00am on the 26th July. At 11.00am only four Councillors were present in the Chambers, the meeting was adjourned for 30 minutes. This meant there was a continued lack of a quorum.

    In this regard, Council’s Ordinary Meeting which commenced at 5.00pm 25 July 2019 has now been formally adjourned to 5.00pm on the 8th August 2019 in the Coffs Harbour City Council Chambers at the corner of Coffs and Castle Streets, Coffs Harbour.

    At 6.29 pm during the conduct of Council’s meeting last night, four of the eight Councillors present left the Council Chambers effectively leaving Council without a quorum. In accordance with clause 5.11 of Council’s Code of Meeting Practice, the Mayor announced the lack of a quorum and adjourned the meeting for thirty minutes.

    At 6.59pm the Mayor reconvened the meeting and at that stage four Councillors were present in the Council Chambers. The Mayor in announcing the reconvening of the meeting then made an announcement to ascertain whether any other Councillors were in the vicinity of the Council Chambers and wished to re-join the meeting. No other Councillors responded.

    Given the continued lack of quorum for the meeting, the Mayor gave due regard to clause 5.12 of Council’s Code of Meeting Practice which states:

    5.12 In either case, the meeting must be adjourned to a time, date and place fixed:

    (a) by the chairperson, or

    (b) in the chairperson’s absence, by the majority of the councillors present, or

    (c) failing that, by the general manager.

    Obviously, clause 5.12(a) of the Code of Meeting Practice provides for the Mayor to adjourn the meeting to a time, date and place of the Mayor’s choosing. The meeting was formally adjourned to 11.00am today. At 11.00am 26 July 2019, only four Councillors were present in the Chambers, the meeting was adjourned for 30 minutes. This meant there was a continued lack of a quorum.

    In this regard, Council’s Ordinary Meeting which commenced at 5.00pm 25 July 2019 has now been formally adjourned to 5.00pm on the 8th August 2019 in the Coffs Harbour City Council Chambers at the corner of Coffs and Castle Streets, Coffs Harbour.


  • CULTURAL AND CIVIC SPACE PROJECT - RESULTS OF COUNCIL MEETING 11th JULY

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    11 months ago

    After considerable discussion on the item at the meeting ultimately Council passed a Resolution that effectively adopted the recommendation in the Report before Council to progress the Project.

    Immediately following the meeting, a Rescission Motion signed by 3 Councillors was handed to me. The effect of a Rescission Motion is to place the adopted Resolution on hold pending Council’s consideration of the Rescission Motion. At this stage, it is expected that the Rescission Motion will be considered by Council at its meeting on 25 July 2019.

    For the moment, the Project is effectively on hold until the Rescission...

    After considerable discussion on the item at the meeting, ultimately Council passed a Resolution that effectively adopted the recommendation in the Report before Council to progress the Project.

    Immediately following the meeting, a Rescission Motion signed by 3 Councillors was handed to me. The effect of a Rescission Motion is to place the adopted Resolution on hold pending Council’s consideration of the Rescission Motion. At this stage, it is expected that the Rescission Motion will be considered by Council at its meeting on 25 July 2019.

    For the moment, the Project is effectively on hold until the Rescission Motion is formally considered.