July 2016

Coffs Harbour Sports Facility Plan 2016 adopted by Council

This Plan confirmed York Street Oval to be the proposed  future venue for a permanent grass athletics track after Northern Storm Football move to the Moonee Sports Complex. 

An investigation into the feasibility of a national standard synthetic track at York St Oval is recommended in the lead up to the future transition of Coffs Coast Little Athletics from Toormina Oval to York St Oval, including a review of the submitted Business Plan for a Regional Athletics Centre.

July 2019

Regional Athletics Centre site selection investigation begins

Council resolved to identify and report on suitability of potential sites for the establishment of a permanent Regional Athletics Centre. Significant consultation consultation undertaken with a broad range of stakeholders.

September 2020

Council Meeting - RAC Site Selection Report and public exhibition

December 2020

Council Meeting - RAC submissions assessed and feedback summary

March 2021

RAC Stakeholder Workshop

July 2021

Council Meeting - RAC Stakeholder Workshop Report recommendations

August 2022

@leisure Planners appointed to undertake a new site investigation and selection study

May 2023

Council Meeting - Council passes a motion to review the project in October 2026

On 11 May 2023, a Council report outlined the work done to date on the project and provided a copy of the Coffs Coast Regional Athletics Centre Functional Design Brief developed by @Leisure Planning. 

Council decided to review the matter in October 2026.