Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

All Eyes on Quarry for New Coffs' Entertainment Centre

Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

All Eyes on Quarry for New Coffs' Entertainment Centre

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IN OCTOBER Coffs Harbour residents were told to take a good look at the old quarry, because if the deputy mayor has his way, you'll be staring at a glamorous entertainment centre.

If not there, he says it could be built on City Hill - the only thing stopping the much-needed complex is the hefty price tag and community approval to bear 'some pain'.

"The quarry site could become the Bennelong Point of Coffs Harbour and it would complement what-ever development is approved at the Jetty Foreshores," Councillor Bill Palmer said.

Cr Palmer believes Coffs Harbour has been left behind by Port Macquarie's Glasshouse and now is the time to 'get serious'.

"Maybe we have been a little bit focused on sport and while I'm not apologising for that, I think it's time that we had an equal partnership between culture and sport," he said.

"We would have to see how much pain the people of Coffs Harbour were prepared to go through to make it happen.

"People have been complaining about not having such a facility here for years since we lost our civic centre. …

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