We asked, you answered: 40 things you want on Fraser Coast

WE did a shout out asking what is the one thing you would like to see on the Fraser Coast. 

While jobs were a hot topic and there were a few messages for our council, we had some creative ideas like a lagoon similar to South Bank in Brisbane and an idea for an automotive museum. 

Check out the list below. 


1. More people open to change and growth. The mindset of so many people here will always keep this place exactly where it is and lacking what it needs.

-Josh Howell


2. Better security for caravan parks. So sad tourists get robbed. 

-Kathy Zarins


3. Better road safety.  At least once a day I get stuck behind someone doing 60 in a 100 zone or behind someone driving in the middle of the road and not think twice moving to right side with on coming traffic. Scary stuff some days.


4. We need business minded people on council. 

-Penny Marie


5. Close off the entrance to Eli Waters Shopping Centre. The amount of crashes that nearly happen every ten minutes is ridiculous. 

- Kristie Dunn


6. Automotive museum. A place where owners can display their vehicles and tourists can admire from a distance. 

-Steve Atkinson


One reader suggested a place for vintage car lovers to display their cars
One reader suggested a place for vintage car lovers to display their cars Amy Cook



7. Growth. If the town doesn't grow and develop the town will die...because one day all the old people will die out...then what? If you don't like the growth move to Childers or 1770. 


8. A decent shopping centre. Stockland is the best here, but is so substandard. We need something better than Station Square in Maryborough. Is is so outdated that people are forced to travel to Maroochydore or Brisbane. 

-Brenden Evans


9. Direct flights to and from the Gold Coast. 


10. Bridge over to Fraser Island with a toll to help pay for it. 

- Raymond Prentice

Would you like to see a bridge to Fraser Island?
Would you like to see a bridge to Fraser Island? Alistair Brightman FRA090411fras


11. A Lagoon like South Bank in Brisbane. 

- Sara Thornton

12. Fencing around all playgrounds

- Leanne Loobie Gillespie 

13. Drive in theatre. 

-Tanya Boyce


14. More teen and young adult activities and place to go that don't cost an arm and a leg. 

- Kristel-lee Hintz-Lange


15. Less retirement homes and more stuff for younger people and families

- Nathan Neal


16. More random drug testing. 

-Ruby Jane

17. Manufacturing of PV and hot water penetration systems.  Hervey Bay and Bundaberg are within the top 10 postcodes for solar PV and hot water penetration. Majority of these systems will fail within the next 10 years. Let's look at introducing the manufacturing of theses products in the Fraser Coast. Ticks the industry, employment and environmental boxes.

- Rowan Walk


18. Local tradesman for local construction jobs. How bout all these construction sites use local tradies instead of boys from out of town, keep our own tradies in work huh.

- Ruby Jane


19. More jobs for locals. 

-Phil Fewins


20. Sustainable industry to help employment.

- Frances Hoffman


21. Sizzlers and more medical specialists to the elderly don't have to go all the way to Brisbane.  

- Di Highley


22. A safe, well lit night time picnic area in Maryborough and a free waterpark in Maryborough.  

- Amy Cockburn


23. Infrastructure and industry 

- Peter Downing


24. Jobs 

-Robert Tralau 


25. A motor sport complex including a drag strip.

- Dave Deem


Some readers suggested a motor sport complex
Some readers suggested a motor sport complex



26. A decent council

- John Harrison 


27. More rubbish bins along the Esplanade

- Suzanne Robi

28. Better car park surveillance at Station Square.

- Talia Tebby


29. Nando's 

Ashton Armadillo 



30.  More positive people

- Narine Booth


31. Spring Festival. It brings the community together

-Rachael Watts


32. Electrical stores

- Graham Slean


33.  No more big buildings, more colourful plants and a beautiful Christmas tree lit up for the kids to enjoy.

- Tracey Langshaw


34.  More industry to help with the lack of employment.

- Nicole Lyle


35.  Development but managed. Build on the hills, not foreshore. 

- Jaysen Anderson


36. More artificial reefs , lots more.

- Gordon Lyford 


One reader would like to see more artificial reefs
One reader would like to see more artificial reefs Submitted



37. San Churros.

- Ashley Furler 


38. Motor complex

 - Scott Yarrow 


39.  More CCTV too help our police with pure evidence. 

-Julia May


40. More free parking and friendly smiles

- Vera Hammnond


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