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Coffs Harbour Fishermen’s Co-operative

Proposed Crown land leases – changes to public access

Topic: Infrastructure

The NSW Department of Industry is seeking feedback on a proposed new Crown land lease for Coffs Harbour Fishermen’s Co-operative (Co-op) to replace its current lease.

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What's this about?

The proposed lease for the Coffs Harbour Fishermen’s Co-op will expand the lease footprint over a wider area of the waterfront and impose new restrictions on public access to the loading wharves and adjoining area.

There is also a proposed new Crown land lease for Coffs Harbour Marina, which does not have any impact on public access.

The Co-op lets commercial fishers land and market their fresh seafood products. Forklift trucks and other machinery is used to unload and resupply vessels and there are many truck movements to and from the area every day.

Consultation between SafeWork NSW, the Co-op and the NSW Department of Industry has identified this as a risk to public safety. Public access to the waterfront should be restricted to protect both the public and the commercial fishers who work on the wharves.

Have your say

There are three ways you can submit your feedback:

Have your say by 31 January 2019.

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