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 with the assistance of a project consultancy team in four sequential stages of work:

  • Functional Brief
  • Site Analysis
  • Concept Design and Financial Analysis
  • Final Scoping Study Report.

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 information about the project steps, participation opportunities and how to stay informed during various stages of the Scoping Study. This page will provide the community with as much information as possible before asking for any further public comment throughout specific project stages.

Background

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.

This matter was last considered by Council at its Ordinary Meeting of 10 September 2020 where it adopted the Stage 2(a) Issues and Options Paper for Performing Arts Spaces (Indoor and Outdoor) Final Report and resolved to commence to Stage 2(b) Feasibility Study to determine the most suitable location, operational and financial model for an Indoor Performing Arts Centre within the City Centre.

Stage 2(b) has been titled Coffs Harbour Entertainment Venue (CHEV) Scoping Study to reflect the venue’s entertainment outcomes and the work required to scope the venue requirements.

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 with the assistance of a project consultancy team in four sequential stages of work:

  • Functional Brief
  • Site Analysis
  • Concept Design and Financial Analysis
  • Final Scoping Study Report.

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 information about the project steps, participation opportunities and how to stay informed during various stages of the Scoping Study. This page will provide the community with as much information as possible before asking for any further public comment throughout specific project stages.

Background

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.

This matter was last considered by Council at its Ordinary Meeting of 10 September 2020 where it adopted the Stage 2(a) Issues and Options Paper for Performing Arts Spaces (Indoor and Outdoor) Final Report and resolved to commence to Stage 2(b) Feasibility Study to determine the most suitable location, operational and financial model for an Indoor Performing Arts Centre within the City Centre.

Stage 2(b) has been titled Coffs Harbour Entertainment Venue (CHEV) Scoping Study to reflect the venue’s entertainment outcomes and the work required to scope the venue requirements.

  • 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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Page last updated: 28 Sep 2021, 11:50 AM