Wish list for Fraser Coast
MORE building projects, parks for children and better mobile coverage are just some of the suggestions Fraser Coast residents have put to the region's political representatives.
Their calls follow the Chronicle's Friday coverage of the Fraser Coast's state and federal politicians' goals for this year - Maryborough MP Bruce Saunders, Deputy Prime Minister and Member for Wide Bay Warren Truss and Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt all had their say.
The biggest focus was on jobs creation to combat the region's high unemployment levels and more infrastructures.
Urangan's Jeremy Steiner, who has just bought his first home on the Fraser Coast, said "more high rise apartments" in Hervey Bay was a good investment attraction idea.
"Trades construction, any of that sort of thing, it all creates work for everybody," he said.
With a push for tourism in the area, Urraween's Bob Stobbs said politicians would do well to think about logistics for visiting tourists.
"I want a decent bus service because when the backpackers come here, there's no bus service," he said.
Mr Stobbs said his idea would also benefit locals unable to drive.
While Belle Mobbs would like politicians to "start thinking about the people", Pialba's Margaret Walker said she wants both state and federal governments to fund the council's proposed sports precinct.
Mayor Gerard O'Connell agreed money from state and federal governments was needed.
"I want to ensure that state and federal governments recognise the benefits and potential of regional Queensland," he said.
"We have got to keep working as one and promote ourselves for the opportunity and potential this wonderful region has."
In December, the Chronicle reported the Fraser Coast Regional Council was refused $8 million from the state and federal governments to build the sports precinct.