Coffs ‘Yachtie’ gets $450k funding for accessibility upgrades

April 12, 2022
Emma Castle

The team at the Coffs Harbour Yacht Club are thrilled to announce that they will be able to implement accessibility upgrades that have been three years in the making.

The Government’s Regional Tourism Activation Fund awarded grant funding, and the Coffs Harbour Council has approved the development application, for a series of upgrades to the clubhouse at the Jetty Foreshores.

Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh told News of the Area: “The club plans on constructing disabled access to all areas of the clubhouse, as well as building a disabled toilet area to ensure the club can be enjoyed by people of all abilities.

“The accessibility will be ideal for families with babies in prams and strollers.

“A lot has changed since 1975 when the club opened, and these accessibility upgrades will provide full and equal access of services and facilities for everyone,” said Singh.

Coffs Harbour Yacht Club Commodore John Wait said: “The grant announced means that after three years of planning we can now build a disabled and mobility area ramp to our club.

“It is very welcome news as it means the club can now move forward in these planned improvements.

“The DA from the Coffs Harbour City Council is in hand, after a twelve-month approval process.

“It will enable patrons in wheelchairs, walking aids, prams, strollers and people in general to access the facilities of the club with ease.

“The grant will also cover the installation of disabled toilets as well as improving some outdated facilities.

“All in all, the grant will facilitate inclusivity and ease of access to the waterfront recreational facilities the Yacht Club provides to the community,” said Wait. 

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