Coffs Harbour City CouncilOur Councillors and Plans for Coffs Harbour
Coffs’ magnificent coastline is enjoyed by tourists and locals. We recognize the fragility of the coast and our commitment is to maintain a clear view of the coastline.
Water is crucial to all life, we commit to maintain healthy rivers and creeks for drinking, farms and ecosystems. The Greens will strive to ensure Coffs Harbour joins other progressive and responsible councils and states around Australia that have already banned single use plastic bags.
Real action on tackling global warming has never been more important.
Dr Townley played a key role in the agreed targets for renewable energy and our commitment is to reach the goal of Council using 100% renewable energy by 2030 or sooner.
We commit to building a community with a diversity of cultural and social interests and opportunities.
We recognize the first people of this land, the Gumbayngirr people as well as all those who have come afterwards.
We believe that a vibrant community is one which supports and participates in art, culture and sporting and social opportunities. We believe that local government has a role to play in creating connections between people.
We commit to ensuring delivery of infrastructure and funding for local footpaths, roads and cycleways.
We support the maintenance of high quality parks, reserves, playgrounds and public spaces. We will work towards better pedestrian and cycle connections and opportunities for public transport.
We commit to support appropriate development and engage communities with our vision for a healthy environment and society.
Well-informed planning should be used to create the best mix of residential, rural, environmental and business zones across the landscape. We will maximize opportunities for public participation in decision-making. We recognize the value of our rural lands and food production. We will work to protect our fragile coastal zones, natural areas and waterways.
We commit to transparency and accountability.
The community should not be in the dark about how council spends rate payers’ and tax payers’ money.