Arts and culture in the heart of Coffs Harbour

We support the Arts

At Coastbeat, we’re proud supporters of the arts and are pleased to have profiled many talented and creative coastal dwellers since we began. We’ve featured authors, musicians, artists and performers as well as a broad range of makers whose craftsmanship result in beautiful and unique products. Our magazine and website are much richer for their inclusion.

Cultural and Civic Space

Our belief is that communities are also enriched by having a centre where everyone can learn more about and enjoy the work of those from within their region and beyond. This is why we look forward to the completion of the new Cultural and Civic Space coming to the heart of Coffs Harbour in 2023.

The new library, museum, and gallery

Posted by Heart of Coffs on Wednesday, February 26, 2020

The aim of the project is to create a vibrant cultural and civic precinct where everyone is welcome. The new building will be home to a Regional Gallery, Central Library, Regional Museum and café, as well as council offices and chambers. Additionally, it will offer space for meetings, co-working and much more.

In 2019, after various stages of development and planning over the past few years, the green light was given to move ahead with the project.

Interesting facts

Here are some interesting facts we thought we’d share:

  • Our current library is only 40% of the size recommended by the State Library of NSW for a city with the population Coffs Harbour’s population?
  • The Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery is the smallest regional gallery in the state and is limited to hosting one exhibition at a time
  • 98% of residents in NSW engage with the arts
  • 87% of community members across our state think it’s very important to have cultural activity in their local area

For more information, please visit the Heart of Coffs page.