West Coffs Reserve District Park

The new bridge is placed into position to link West Coffs District Park in William Sharp Drive with access to Loaders Lane to the east.

Works are progressing well with construction of the West Coffs District Park, in William Sharp Drive.

The $240,000 new bridge, linking the park with Loaders Lane, was placed into position on Wednesday May 29.

Local contractor Burnett Civil began works on the park in West Coffs Reserve in March, and has now completed much of the car park, kerb and gutter and a significant amount of footpath/cycleways through the precinct.

Shelters have been erected, along with some of the park furniture and barbecue area and new amenities.

Car park asphalt, line marking, signage and the dog exercise area will be completed in August, and landscaping works will start in August.

Playground equipment installations are expected to begin soon.

Indicative designs are contained within the Documents and Images sections of this web-page.

All elements of the new park have been designed in consultation with interested residents through a series of workshops, with separate workshop input from Narranga Public School pupils and Orara High School students regarding play elements. Site meetings were held with dog trainers and local dog owners to refine the design of the dog exercise area.

Council is appreciative of the ongoing efforts of those stakeholders who have helped to define then refine the park designs.

The new district park is part of the adopted West Coffs Masterplan and is funded through Developer contributions.

Construction of the new park is expected to be completed in August this year, weather permitting.

The vision for West Coffs Reserve is to:

  • Provide a meeting place with shade and shelter, seating and drinking water, with access to nature.
  • Provide a place that attracts and caters for families and group gatherings with universal access.
  • Encourage inclusive play through a variety of nature and active play options.
  • Provide pedestrian and cycle links between suburbs, encouraging active recreation.
  • Attract visitors from outside the Precinct by including quality facilities and parking.



Works are progressing well with construction of the West Coffs District Park, in William Sharp Drive.

The $240,000 new bridge, linking the park with Loaders Lane, was placed into position on Wednesday May 29.

Local contractor Burnett Civil began works on the park in West Coffs Reserve in March, and has now completed much of the car park, kerb and gutter and a significant amount of footpath/cycleways through the precinct.

Shelters have been erected, along with some of the park furniture and barbecue area and new amenities.

Car park asphalt, line marking, signage and the dog exercise area will be completed in August, and landscaping works will start in August.

Playground equipment installations are expected to begin soon.

Indicative designs are contained within the Documents and Images sections of this web-page.

All elements of the new park have been designed in consultation with interested residents through a series of workshops, with separate workshop input from Narranga Public School pupils and Orara High School students regarding play elements. Site meetings were held with dog trainers and local dog owners to refine the design of the dog exercise area.

Council is appreciative of the ongoing efforts of those stakeholders who have helped to define then refine the park designs.

The new district park is part of the adopted West Coffs Masterplan and is funded through Developer contributions.

Construction of the new park is expected to be completed in August this year, weather permitting.

The vision for West Coffs Reserve is to:

  • Provide a meeting place with shade and shelter, seating and drinking water, with access to nature.
  • Provide a place that attracts and caters for families and group gatherings with universal access.
  • Encourage inclusive play through a variety of nature and active play options.
  • Provide pedestrian and cycle links between suburbs, encouraging active recreation.
  • Attract visitors from outside the Precinct by including quality facilities and parking.



Welcome to the Questions and Answers section. Staff will attempt to answer your questions at the earliest opportunity.

Q&A

  • How was the community workshop advertised and how many community members participated?

    enzechelle asked over 1 year ago

    A letter box drop was made to hundreds of homes surrounding the reserve, inviting the residents to an onsite forum, and posters were displayed in schools and shops promoting the forum and the community workshop. About 40 residents attended the onsite forum and registered their interest to continue participating, by providing their email addresses.

    There were about 24 residents who attended the Saturday workshop to inform the concept design. 

    Details of the consultation processes and communications are available in the Background Document on this webpage.

  • Would the proposed car park area slip rail be secured by Council every night?

    enzechelle asked over 1 year ago

    Yes, enzechelle it would be secured every night.

  • Have there been any studies into the potential impact on local wildlife? I ask, because I'm particularly concerned that the swamp wallabies that live in this reserve area may be driven away by this development and the subsequent increased human activity and noise.

    enzechelle asked over 1 year ago

    Hi enzechelle. Council is currently doing weed control and planting as part of standard vegetation management. A new plan for the reserve will include a vegetation management plan. These plans consider environmental impacts on flora and fauna and guide future management of natural areas.