Coffs Harbour Entertainment Venue (CHEV) Scoping Study

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The Coffs Harbour Entertainment Venue (CHEV) Scoping Study will provide Council with recommendations about a future indoor entertainment venue that will deliver the best outcomes for the Coffs Harbour region.

The Study will run over 2021-22 and help Council determine what is possible regarding venue size, uses, operational, construction costs and location within the City Centre. This will also allow Council to provide the community with as much information as possible before asking for any further public comment.

More accurate information about the venue will assist Council’s decision about the next steps to progress this project. Scoping (or feasibility) studies are critical components of infrastructure projects in order to demonstrate the rationale for future investment.

This page will provide the next steps about this project, participation opportunities and how to stay informed during various stages of the Scoping Study.

Background and context

Entertainment and performing arts spaces in the Coffs Harbour area have been considered by Council and the community over many years, with different proposals and plans for various types of venues in several locations.

We know that the community would like an additional indoor entertainment and performing arts venue. The City Centre Masterplan 2031 identifies the City Centre area for entertainment and performing arts infrastructure.

Issues and Options Paper for Performing Arts Spaces (Indoor and Outdoor) 2020

The Issues and Options Paper for Performing Arts Space (Indoor and Outdoor) was adopted by Council on 10 September 2020. The Draft Paper was open for public exhibition period between December 2019 - February 2020.

This Paper (included in this page's Document Library) provides an assessment of current performance and entertainment spaces / venues in the LGA and includes information about venue requirements, including actions and opportunities to meet current and future demand.

The key finding within this Paper is that there is an established need, including strong stakeholder and community support to construct an Indoor Performing Arts Centre with a capacity between 600-1000 seats. This sized venue is considered viable to attract and accommodate a larger range of touring acts and performances, hold special local performances and provide reasonable economic returns.

The construction of a new indoor venue of this size requires further analysis, including a greater understanding of the operational costs to Council. At this Council Meeting, Councillors agreed to progress a study to scope the venue requirements, building footprint, determine the most suitable location within the City Centre and the operational and funding strategy.

This Study has been titled ‘Coffs Harbour Entertainment Venue (CHEV) Scoping Study’ to reflect the venue’s entertainment outcomes and the work required to scope and define the venue functions, requirements, size, location and costs recommendations.

The Coffs Harbour Entertainment Venue (CHEV) Scoping Study will provide Council with recommendations about a future indoor entertainment venue that will deliver the best outcomes for the Coffs Harbour region.

The Study will run over 2021-22 and help Council determine what is possible regarding venue size, uses, operational, construction costs and location within the City Centre. This will also allow Council to provide the community with as much information as possible before asking for any further public comment.

More accurate information about the venue will assist Council’s decision about the next steps to progress this project. Scoping (or feasibility) studies are critical components of infrastructure projects in order to demonstrate the rationale for future investment.

This page will provide the next steps about this project, participation opportunities and how to stay informed during various stages of the Scoping Study.

Background and context

Entertainment and performing arts spaces in the Coffs Harbour area have been considered by Council and the community over many years, with different proposals and plans for various types of venues in several locations.

We know that the community would like an additional indoor entertainment and performing arts venue. The City Centre Masterplan 2031 identifies the City Centre area for entertainment and performing arts infrastructure.

Issues and Options Paper for Performing Arts Spaces (Indoor and Outdoor) 2020

The Issues and Options Paper for Performing Arts Space (Indoor and Outdoor) was adopted by Council on 10 September 2020. The Draft Paper was open for public exhibition period between December 2019 - February 2020.

This Paper (included in this page's Document Library) provides an assessment of current performance and entertainment spaces / venues in the LGA and includes information about venue requirements, including actions and opportunities to meet current and future demand.

The key finding within this Paper is that there is an established need, including strong stakeholder and community support to construct an Indoor Performing Arts Centre with a capacity between 600-1000 seats. This sized venue is considered viable to attract and accommodate a larger range of touring acts and performances, hold special local performances and provide reasonable economic returns.

The construction of a new indoor venue of this size requires further analysis, including a greater understanding of the operational costs to Council. At this Council Meeting, Councillors agreed to progress a study to scope the venue requirements, building footprint, determine the most suitable location within the City Centre and the operational and funding strategy.

This Study has been titled ‘Coffs Harbour Entertainment Venue (CHEV) Scoping Study’ to reflect the venue’s entertainment outcomes and the work required to scope and define the venue functions, requirements, size, location and costs recommendations.

  • On Wednesday 12 February, 2020 Council conducted two workshops to hear feedback from the community and stakeholders. Hawkridge Consultants delivered the workshops with Council staff present. Drop-in information sessions with Hawkridge consultants and Council staff were held on Monday 10 Feb and Wednesday 12 Feb at Cavanbah Hall, Coffs Harbour.


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  • CLOSED: Submission period has concluded.

    Writing a submission is one way of sharing your views and opinions with Council. All submissions are considered and your submission will be included in a report to Council. Submissions close 28 February 2020.

    In order for Council to consider electronic submissions each submission must:

    a) contain legitimate contact details;
    b) be received by Council during the submission period; and
    c) be correctly or ‘properly’ made to include the proposal title and reasons for the submission.

    Submissions which do not satisfy the above criteria may not be considered. Further details can be found in Council's Submission Policy.

    Council is committed to openness and transparency in its decision making processes.  The Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 requires Council to provide public access to information held unless there are overriding public interest considerations against disclosure.  Any submissions received will be made publicly available unless the writer can demonstrate that the release of part or all of the information would not be in the public interest.  However, Council would be obliged to release information as required by court order or other specific law.

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