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Multi-million dollar Esplanade improvement project to begin

DEVELOPMENT: The Hervey Bay Esplanade will be developed over 20 years.
DEVELOPMENT: The Hervey Bay Esplanade will be developed over 20 years. Contributed

DEVELOPMENT on the Fraser Coast Regional Council's multi-million dollar Esplanade-enhancement program will begin in the coming weeks.

After endorsing the Hervey Bay Esplanade Tourist Precinct masterplan last year, the council will begin work on smaller elements of the 10km-long project.

Are you in support of the Esplanade improvement project?

This poll ended on 15 January 2016.

Yes, I can't wait for the Esplanade development to start - 42%

No, I think the money could be spent on other projects first - 46%

I think it will be a good boost for the region's tourism and economy - 3%

I'm unsure at this stage if I am in support or not - 7%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

A youth adventure park, rock pool and an extension to the Urangan Pier have all been flagged as possible features of the future Hervey Bay Esplanade.

While those projects may take 20 years to complete, Fraser Coast Mayor Gerard O'Connell said smaller embellishments like signage and more CCTV cameras could be done sooner.

"The maintenance and the smaller, more accessible elements will be done soon," he said.

"Some things will take over 12 months to design and get them into place.

"Each year in the next five years we will break down what can be done in the 12 months and allocate money accordingly."

Cr O'Connell said the development would make Hervey Bay "one of the most enviable and liveable foreshores in Australia".

Heritage councillor George Seymour voted for the implementation of the masterplan but he had some reservations about the project.

"I oppose the removal of the rotunda at Scarness," he said.

"I don't know what they're doing with it.

"There's a lot of very expensive things that don't serve a lot of purpose."

Cr O'Connell said the rotunda could be moved from its current location.

"It's quite squashed where it is at the moment - it's pretty confined between the caravan park and Enzo's," he said.

"It will be in Scarness but there will be a re-alignment with that to make it more accessible to people."

ESPLANADE

Masterplan includes a rock pool, youth park and pier extension

The council will start work on smaller items such as CCTV and signage

Topics:  fraser coast regional council




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