The NSW Government today invited emerging, NSW-based regional architects to apply to be involved in the public domain works required for the future revitalisation of Coffs Harbour Jetty Foreshore precinct.

Minister for Water, Property and Housing, Melinda Pavey, said the Government was launching an Expressions of Interest campaign to encourage up-and-coming architects from across regional NSW to be part of the precinct renewal project.

“The Government recently allocated $20 million in economic stimulus funding – $15 million to fast-track essential civil infrastructure and $5 million to facilitate public domain upgrades required for the foreshore precinct’s future revitalisation,” Mrs Pavey said.

“We want to make sure that stimulus funding is used to help those who need it the most, including creating opportunities for regional businesses who have been doing it tough.”

Member for Coffs Harbour, Gurmesh Singh, said this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for an emerging regional architect to participate in a challenging, high-profile project that will help deliver a vibrant waterfront precinct and long-lasting benefits for the local community.

“That’s why we want to give emerging architects from across regional NSW an opportunity to join our team of community and government representatives, place-making experts and other stakeholders as we prepare to shape and deliver a thriving new waterfront precinct for Coffs Harbour,” Mr Singh said.

Registered architects from regional NSW, outside the Greater Sydney Metropolitan, Wollongong and Newcastle areas, who have graduated within the last 15 years are invited to submit an expression of interest to join the project.

Applicants are invited to submit a capability statement, along with examples of their work, including any precinct renewal experience.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to tender for scoped project work funded by the stimulus package.

Expressions of Interest close on 17 January 2020 and can be lodged by emailing PDNSW_Projects@property.nsw.gov.au .

Meanwhile, the Project Steering Advisory Committee is continuing to work with the Government and its technical consultants to develop a vision for the precinct.  Engagement to date has been extremely productive with the Government still targeting wider engagement with the Coffs Harbour community on outputs from the PSAC’s work in mid-2021.

More information about the Coffs Harbour Jetty Foreshore Precinct project and the Expressions of Interest requirements can be found at https://www.dpie.nsw.gov.au/housing-and-property/divisions/property-and-development-nsw/advisory-and-transactions/coffs-harbour-jetty-foreshore-precinct