Four sites have been considered and assessed for a community garden in Coffs Harbour – an eastern section of the Combine Street Reserve identified as surplus to sporting needs, Englands Park, Coffs Harbour Showground and Brelsford Park. Council staff have recommended the Combine Street site, which is owned by council, because it is central to the city’s residential areas, offers a larger area of land and is not encumbered by constraints like acid sulfate soils, native title or potential soil contamination and in the future could make use of amenities and car parking to be developed in conjunction with future sports fields.