Fraser Coast Council News

Sat 22 Sep 2018

Mary Poppins building refurb on hold as company goes bust

premium_icon Mary Poppins building refurb on hold as company goes bust

The refurbishment of Maryborough's Mary Poppins building has been left in limbo after the company contracted for the work entered voluntary administration

Fri 21 Sep 2018

Restorer finds steam engine in Maryborough

Restorer finds steam engine in Maryborough

STEAM machinery restorer Bill Ives has rolled into the Heritage City stumbling across a unique steam engine and was looking for information.

Wed 19 Sep 2018

Dog owners facing $261 council fine

Dog owners facing $261 council fine

COUNCIL issues warning to dog owners on the Fraser Coast who fail to follow the rules - you will be targeted.

Sun 16 Sep 2018

Hervey Bay's furry friends find new forever homes

premium_icon Hervey Bay's furry friends find new forever homes

After months of sitting in the Hervey Bay Adoption Centre, Ginger has found her new forever home

Thu 13 Sep 2018

Positive shoots in M'boro CBD as roadworks continue

premium_icon Positive shoots in M'boro CBD as roadworks continue

As businesses in the Maryborough CBd continue to endure ongoing roadworks, one councillor has reassured the community the pain is only short-term

Wed 12 Sep 2018

CASHLESS CARD: Coast leaders, protestors have their say

premium_icon CASHLESS CARD: Coast leaders, protestors have their say

With the Cashless Debit Card set to be rolled out after the Senate Vote, our local leaders, protestors and residents have their say on the plan

Tourism gets royal treatment as royals prepare to visit

premium_icon Tourism gets royal treatment as royals prepare to visit

When he sent letters to Kensington Palace inviting Prince Harry and his wife Meghan to the Fraser Coast, mayor George Seymour never imagined he'd get his wish

Mon 10 Sep 2018

Outrage as rate rise hits home for Burrum Heads retiree

premium_icon Outrage as rate rise hits home for Burrum Heads retiree

John Craig got the shock of his life when his latest rates notice for his unsewered Burrum Heads property had increased by about 20.9 per cent

Plans for waste centre near Hervey Bay lodged to council

premium_icon Plans for waste centre near Hervey Bay lodged to council

A new waste centre could be developed along one of Hervey Bay's major thoroughfares after a development application was lodged with the council

Sat 8 Sep 2018

Council receives 1,367 calls in one day asking about rates

premium_icon Council receives 1,367 calls in one day asking about rates

Council customer service officers were overrun on Thursday when 1367 calls were made to council by residents.

Fri 7 Sep 2018

Up for it? Fraser Coast Technology Challenge is on

Up for it? Fraser Coast Technology Challenge is on

Fraser Coast Technology Challenge has attracted 1863 participants in the six STEM events.

Wed 29 Aug 2018

Leaders warn of rate rise impact on small business

premium_icon Leaders warn of rate rise impact on small business

Small businesses already under financial pressure will feel the crunch even more if they are one of the 7000 property owners facing an unexpected rate rise

Tue 28 Aug 2018

New outside gym for Fraser Coast's fitness fanatics

premium_icon New outside gym for Fraser Coast's fitness fanatics

New exercise stations in Urangan's Dayman Park mean fitness enthusiasts like Carla Dell can develop their workout in the fresh air and not in an indoor gym

Fri 24 Aug 2018

Council amends complaints system after CCC probe

premium_icon Council amends complaints system after CCC probe

The council's complaints management system has been amended to make it stronger as the state's corruption watchdog continues its probe into Queensland councils

Thu 23 Aug 2018

Council investigates Wi-Fi hotspots for events

premium_icon Council investigates Wi-Fi hotspots for events

Wi-Fi at public hotspots on the Fraser Coast could be a reality as the council prepares to trial pop-up internet spots at public events. But it comes at a cost.

Rates pain: 7000 residents to pay at least 10% more

Rates pain: 7000 residents to pay at least 10% more

The council is in damage control as it tries to justify exorbitant rate hikes to at least 7000 home and business owners.

New equipment for popular playground

New equipment for popular playground

New playground equipment on the corner of Queen and Lennox Sts will give kids a new place to play without having to make the journey into town

Prepare for rates pain: 7000 warned of pending bill shock

premium_icon Prepare for rates pain: 7000 warned of pending bill shock

Warning shots have been fired ahead of this year's official council rates notices as thousands of residents brace for increases of more than 10 per cent

Council portfolios scrapped for new round-table groups

premium_icon Council portfolios scrapped for new round-table groups

The council's portfolio system has been scrapped in favour of roundtable-style groups to better canvas policy development

Tue 21 Aug 2018

REVEALED: CEO's fight to dismiss 'malicious' rumours

premium_icon REVEALED: CEO's fight to dismiss 'malicious' rumours

Fraser Coast council CEO Ken Diehm has taken the extraordinary step of issuing a statutory declaration to deny rumours he claims have been spread about his job

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