Coffs Coast…Where Champions Play
Events enrich the lives of everyone who live on the Coffs Coast and also attract an increasing number of visitors.
Coffs Harbour City Council’s City Prosperity group has aligned economic development, tourism, events strategies with sport facilities planning to drive economic benefit and engage the entire community, winning the prestigious IFEA ‘World Event City’ award for five years in a row.
In recent years Council has hosted the World Rally Championship, the Tag World Cup and the Touch Football World Cup as well as numerous national and state sporting events.
But how do you activate a precinct that has 10,000 people on site one day, and 5 the next?
With significant funding from Council, federal and state governments, local business and sports, Council is creating a ‘Regional Sports Hub’.
The recently opened ‘Building an EPIC Stadium for the Future’ multi-million dollar upgrade of C.ex Coffs International Stadium was the first stage. The project outcomes were:
Excellence. Place. Innovation. Connection. The project is already delivering exciting new opportunities for the broader community.
Connecting our sports, education and health campuses is the second stage now underway.
Abstract from ICTC 2019 Conference
Author: Nikki Greenwood, Group Leader City Prosperity, Coffs Harbour City Council