Nationals Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh and Coastal & Golf Resorts Group GM Brad Daymond at Pacific Bay Resort.
A re-elected NSW Nationals Government will commit up to $10 million for a project to build an amenity wall adjacent to the Pacific Bay Resort Precinct to enable the coexistence of the two biggest infrastructure projects in Coffs Harbour’s history.
Nationals’ Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh said the proposed film studio project at Pacific Bay Resort Precinct has the potential to elevate Coffs Harbour to the world stage with international demand for filming space currently at an all-time high.
“The proposal, which also includes a boutique hotel, a state-of-the-art film school, an indigenous art gallery and an Olympic and film memorabilia museum, will provide an exciting new industry for the region,” Mr Singh said.
“The addition of a set of traffic lights as well as the removal of vegetation on the border of the two projects as part of the $2.2 billion Coffs Harbour Bypass risked putting this exciting project on hold.
“The amenity wall will be managed as part of the broader Coffs Harbour Bypass project, overseen by Transport for NSW.
“The Australian film industry employs almost 100,000 people and if the NSW Government can develop and support regional capacity in this area we can ensure the creation of an entirely new regional industry and a potential jobs boom for Coffs Harbour.”
Mr Singh said the studio will support new jobs in high-tech cinematics and the state-of-the-art film school will be where our stars of tomorrow can develop and be part of this exciting industry.
“The NSW Government will work closely with all stakeholders to leverage the potential opportunities this precinct will create. It will further strengthen the Coffs Coast’s economic and cultural future,” Mr Singh said.