Zayden Manitzky plays regularly in the Gees Park down the road from his home.
Zayden Manitzky plays regularly in the Gees Park down the road from his home. Robyne Cuerel

M'boro residents trying to halt sale of park where kids play

A GROUP of Maryborough residents are hopeful that people power can persuade the Fraser Coast Regional Council from selling a council-controlled park used by kids.

The council called from tenders to sell-off what it deemed surplus land late last year with the process winding up on December 23.

In total there were 23 properties up for grabs in locations that included Maryborough, Dundowran, River Heads, Urangan, Brooweena and Torquay.

One such property was a two-lot parcel located on Dymock St in Maryborough which is used as a suburban park.

Nearby resident Rebecca Williams was using the site on Tuesday and described the area as: "a quiet street with a little park".

She said she had not been contact by the council about the possibility of selling the site.

Fraser Coast Mayor Gerard O'Connell said the council was continually reviewing its land portfolio, which included some blocks which were being used as suburban parks.

"A confidential report on its current portfolio will be presented at the next council meeting (in Hervey Bay on Wednesday)," he said.

"As part of the assessment of the report, petitions and other submissions will be considered."

The Chronicle was unable to contact the organiser of the petition signed by 99 people opposing the sale of the park.
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