Pialba bus terminal to move behind tavern

THE future of the Hervey Bay Transit Centre is in doubt, with the existing bus terminal at the front of the Stockland complex for interstate and local buses to move behind the Bay Central Tavern and Dan Murphy's as stage 2 of the expansion of the shopping centre progresses.

The move would separate the travel business from visitors to the region.

Councillor Chris Loft, whose portfolio includes small business, said he understood there was concern that moving the buses could impact on the business, which is owned and operated by Murray McKenzie.

He held concerns about the future of the business at the centre as lease negotiations continued between Stockland and tenants.

"I would hope Stockland would make space for him so he can carry on his business," Cr Loft said.

"He has been there for a long time.

"Hopefully Stockland can see the benefit of him being there for the whole community."

Stockland centre manager Paul Kelsey said commercial negotiations with the transit centre operator were ongoing.

Mr McKenzie declined to comment on the situation, but Fraser Coast Mayor Gerard O'Connell said he and Deputy Mayor Stuart Taylor had been in talks with Mr McKenzie and were hopeful of ensuring the future of the business.

Murray Priebbenow, from Wide Bay Transit, said while having the bus terminal at the front of the shopping centre had worked "extremely well", that was no longer possible.

He said the terminal had been on Stockland's private land and the land was being used for other purposes now, which meant that passengers would now be dropped on the street rather than at the shopping centre.

"It's private property, they have the right to do what they need to do," Mr Priebbenow said.

"We have been fortunate right up to now."

Mr Priebbenow said the opportunity to use the front of the centre had been greatly appreciated and when the bus terminal moved, the transit operators would ensure they used the best practices they could to ensure safety.

Photos of Stockland Hervey Bay stage one expansion below

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