Beach House Hotel staff have decorated the trees along the footpath in front of the business with lights after receiving council approval.
Beach House Hotel staff have decorated the trees along the footpath in front of the business with lights after receiving council approval. Tracey Joynson

Businesses urged to light up for the festive season

FRASER Coast businesses have been encouraged by the council to get into the festive spirit this Christmas and light up the front of their businesses.

Councillor for city and town centre development Daniel Sanderson said businesses could also seek approval from the council to decorate any trees in front of their premises with Christmas lights.

"The Beach House Hotel in Hervey Bay is one business that has taken the initiative," he said.

"Management contacted council for approval and have since decorated the trees along the front footpath and it looks fantastic.

"Votes are still rolling in for the Light Up the Fraser Coast Christmas Lights Competition and some of the entries are fantastic.

"The Fraser Coast is a very inclusive community and we want the businesses to get on board as well - from Hervey Bay and Maryborough, all the way to the smaller outlying areas like Burrum Heads and Glenwood.

"And if you need proof of just how good it looks, council has decorated Maryborough City Hall and the neighbouring trees with fairy lights which look spectacular at night.

"It's a simple way of spreading a little more Christmas cheer and I hope Fraser Coast businesses get behind it.

"So if you have an idea, then we want to hear from you."

For more information, phone the council on 1300 794 929.

Advanced Foot Care on Torquay Rd in Pialba has a Christmas tree and blinking lights in their front window and the council is encouraging more businesses to light up for Christmas.
Advanced Foot Care on Torquay Rd in Pialba has a Christmas tree and blinking lights in their front window and the council is encouraging more businesses to light up for Christmas. Tracey Joynson