New South Wales‘ Government released (25-Mar-2021) its ‘North Coast Regional Plan 2036′, identifying preparation of Regional City Action Plans for Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour, Lismore and Tweed Heads, as a priority action to provide a framework to manage and shape the cities’ growth. The report identified the need to expand the role of Coffs Harbour Airport as a transport Gateway. Key actions include:
- Apply zoning and development controls to develop the airport precinct as a regional gateway and minimise land use conflicts which could limit future growth;
- Provide efficient access and connections for passengers and freight, and land for aviation related activities as the airport grows;
- Use development in the airport precinct to boost tourism and agriculture and integrate it with the wider city.