Council to spend $60,000 on Coraki riverfront work
RICHMOND Valley Council is spending up to $60,000 to kick-start the Coraki riverfront improvement project.
Richmond Valley Council general manager John Walker said that following a riverfront-specific survey of Coraki residents seeking their main priorities, the council had allocated funding in the budget for work to start without delay.
Refurbishment is under way on the existing toilet and shelter area and it is proposed that over the next two to three months, all planned projects will be completed.
Mr Walker said that, as outlined in the council's Community Strategic Plan, the aim was to make the entire Richmond Valley look nice for the people who lived here and visitors.
He said the council strongly supported civic beautification. Mr Walker said having a waterfront was a good place to start.
"Council is in the process of making many recreational improvements to the region's waterways, including river access points for the public," Mr Walker said.
"Many centres around the region are competing to attract people and businesses.
"The successes seem to be the towns and villages which have figured out what their communities and prospective residents want, such as attractive public spaces, clean streets and tidy and well-signed town entrances."
Works using the allocated $60,000 include:
- Fenders will be added to the jetty to allow larger boats to moor and lighting will be provided in the area.
- Existing toilets at the boat ramp and the barbecue and shelter areas will be cleaned and repainted.
- An additional two sets of tables and seats will be installed around the beach area.
- The beach will be enlarged and resurfaced with sand.