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UP TO 70 RETAIL STAFF FACING UNCERTAINTY WITH BIG W AND BEST AND LESS CLOSING

A major retail shake-up and significant job losses are coming to Coffs Central shopping centre, with Big W and Best and Less closing, and K Mart moving in. 53 Big W staff were told on Wednesday the outlet will shut its doors on May 10. Employees were reassured some may be offered work at the Big W at Park Beach Plaza or a local Woolworths supermarket, while full-time staff will be eligible for redundancies. It’s believed Best and Less has about 20 staff on its books but it’s not known when it will close. Big W has been in the City Centre for almost 31 years. Meantime, a K-mart store has been earmarked to be added to the complex in the future.

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SCARCITY OF ROCKS DELAYS WORK ON NORTH WALL UPGRADE

A shortage of suitable rock has seen work on the upgrade of Coffs Harbour’s Northern breakwall grind to a halt. Little has happened at the breakwall since the end of February, but work should resume in around a month, now that new sources of rock have been found. The upgrade project requires around 30,000-tonnes of rock weighing five to eight tonnes each. Work on the marina boardwalk is due to be finished by Easter and the entire project by the end of November. (VISION ONLY)

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6 BUCCA HOUSEHOLDS STRANDED AFTER BRIDGE DECK LIFTED OFF SUPPORTS

A small pocket of rural residents at Bucca, north west of Coffs Harbour face a month long wait to be fully reconnected with the world. This bridge across Bucca Creek on McClellands Road was the city’s biggest casualty of last week’s flood. The force of floodwaters lifted the deck off its supports and moved it three metres downstream, closing it to traffic. Council expects it will take around four weeks to remove the marooned deck and replace it.

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CRICKET’S GREATEST RIVALRY TO BE PLAYED OUT AT COFFS HARBOUR

International cricket is returning to Coffs Harbour, with two games set down for later in the year. Just three months after the national women’s side, the Southern Stars, took on South Africa, the team will play the English women’s side. Two one day international games have been scheduled for October 26 and 29. Both will be played at the city’s International Stadium ahead of a day-night test match at North Sydney Oval at the beginning of November (****)

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