Hervy Bay CBD meeting sparks info session

DISCUSSIONS about the future of Hervey Bay's central business district will continue after a meeting held by Fraser Coast Council.

Attendees suggested an information session for business owners and commercial landowners in the proposed Hervey Bay CBD renewal area and Fraser Coast Mayor Gerard O'Connell said those owners would be contacted by the council and invited to the session.

"During the information session for residents held on March 28, a couple of business owners asked if a session could be organised for the business community," Cr O'Connell said.

"A session will also be organised for real estate agents, members of the Urban Development Industry Association and chamber of commerce," he said.

About 70 people attended the Saturday meeting.

"The feedback was positive in that people supported the development of a blueprint for the CBD and that a Hervey Bay CBD was going to be created," City and Town Centre Development Portfolio Councillor Daniel Sanderson said.

"Not everyone agreed on all aspects of the plan, which is to be expected."

The draft plan can be downloaded from the Have Your Say section of the council website http://www.frasercoast.qld.gov.au, the council's customer service centres and libraries in Hervey Bay and Maryborough.

Comments on the draft plan can be lodged electronically via the Have Your Say page of the council's website; emailed to enquiry@frasercoast.qld. gov.au or posted to PO Box 1943, Hervey Bay.

The submissions period for the draft plan has been extended and now closes at 4.45pm on Friday, April 17.

Cr O'Connell said business owners and landowners would be given ample time to lodge submissions following their information session.