Fraser Coast Council News

Tue 9 Jul 2019

WATCH: New-look Seafront Oval nearly ready for use

premium_icon WATCH: New-look Seafront Oval nearly ready for use

New turf being laid on Seafront Oval is the latest sign the revamp of Hervey Bay's premier tourist strip is nearing completion

Fri 5 Jul 2019

Howard lifestyle village, sewage plant clear building hurdle

premium_icon Howard lifestyle village, sewage plant clear building hurdle

After years of ongoing hold-ups, two major Howard developments have cleared critical construction hurdles

Thu 4 Jul 2019

BREAKING: $60m Howard RV lifestyle village approved

premium_icon BREAKING: $60m Howard RV lifestyle village approved

A $60 million RV lifestyle village in Howard, tipped to increase the town's population by 30 per cent, has been given the green light by the council

M'boro students scouted for leading theatre performance

premium_icon M'boro students scouted for leading theatre performance

Twenty M'boro students will steal the Brolga Theatre's spotlight when one of Opera Australia's leading theatrical performances comes to the Heritage City

AGED CARE: Residents volunteer to make other lives easier

premium_icon AGED CARE: Residents volunteer to make other lives easier

Blue Care general manager Jane Jackson said six residents had been volunteering to help others at Masters Lodge.

LANDFILL CHANGES: How the waste levy impacts your hip pocket

premium_icon LANDFILL CHANGES: How the waste levy impacts your hip pocket

Changes are being made at the council's Maryborough Landfill to help people sort their loads and cut the cost of waste disposal

Wed 3 Jul 2019

PAYROLL TAX: How Bay businesses win big with the changes

premium_icon PAYROLL TAX: How Bay businesses win big with the changes

Changes to the payroll tax will help Hervey Bay businesses take on new staff and save thousands of dollars, Queensland's Assistant Treasury Minister claims

Tue 2 Jul 2019

Bay singer at Muster: Raise a beer for our Ali S

premium_icon Bay singer at Muster: Raise a beer for our Ali S

A country boy making country music, Hervey Bay's Ali Sacipovic has taken his songs all the way to the Gympie Music Muster

Mon 1 Jul 2019

SEAFRONT STUFF-UP: Outrage as popular Bay oval 're-named'

premium_icon SEAFRONT STUFF-UP: Outrage as popular Bay oval 're-named'

A petition has been launched and the mayor forced to explain after an apparent blunder at Seafront Oval, Hervey Bay

COUNCIL CHANGES: Electoral body outlines division shake-up

premium_icon COUNCIL CHANGES: Electoral body outlines division shake-up

Anne Maddern and James Hansen's divisions could be split while Paul Truscott and Daniel Sanderson's areas could gain more voters in a radical council shake-up

Fri 28 Jun 2019

Council to discuss community suggestions for Esplanade's future

premium_icon Council to discuss community suggestions for Esplanade's...

Community suggestions on the future development of the Esplanade will need to meet the Fraser Coast council's budget requirements, Darren Everard says

Thu 27 Jun 2019

HIGH DEMAND: M'boro RV sites to be monitored

premium_icon HIGH DEMAND: M'boro RV sites to be monitored

RV sites across M'boro will be monitored by the Fraser Coast Regional Council for occupancy rates following concerns there was inadequate space for visitors

Wed 26 Jun 2019

MPs respond to residents' calls to fix deadly roads

premium_icon MPs respond to residents' calls to fix deadly roads

Both federal Fraser Coast MPs have backed calls for the region's roads to be fixed

COUNCIL: Plan for park funerals gets council approval

premium_icon COUNCIL: Plan for park funerals gets council approval

After a tense debate at the council meeting, councillors voted 6-4 to approve a 12-month trial of funerals in selected parks across the region

How Fraser Coast pensioners can save $175 off their rates

premium_icon How Fraser Coast pensioners can save $175 off their rates

Pensioners on the Fraser Coast can receive a discount off their general rates bill under a new council policy

Key development plan for Mary to Bay Rail Trail approved

premium_icon Key development plan for Mary to Bay Rail Trail approved

Cyclists will soon have an easier connection between the Heritage and Whale Cities after the the council adopted the Mary to Bay Rail Trail development plan

LIVE UPDATES: Green light for Mary to Bay Rail Trail

premium_icon LIVE UPDATES: Green light for Mary to Bay Rail Trail

A motion to host funerals in public parks and the approval of the Mary to Bay Rail Trail are some of the high-agenda items up for discussion in today's meeting

What Esplanade businesses had to say about the 20-year plan

premium_icon What Esplanade businesses had to say about the 20-year plan

The Chronicle approached several business owners on the Esplanade for their thoughts on the suggested projects put forward after a two-month consultation

Tue 25 Jun 2019

REVEALED: Big ideas proposed for Hervey Bay Esplanade

premium_icon REVEALED: Big ideas proposed for Hervey Bay Esplanade

The panel, formed by the Fraser Coast Regional Council in March to outline a 20-year vision for the tourist strip, delivered its report to the council on Sunday

Mon 24 Jun 2019

BUDGET: Why the council's disaster levy is being increased

premium_icon BUDGET: Why the council's disaster levy is being increased

The disaster management levy will be increased by $10 in the council's 2019-20 budget to fund ongoing planning and protection for future disasters in the Coast

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