News

Robert Garland put forward fly-friendly motion

BURIED under the commotion surrounding Darren Everard's expulsion of helicopter flying schools was another motion designed to stop the helicopter noise.

At the Fraser Coast Regional Council meeting in Maryborough on Wednesday, Hervey Bay councillor Robert Garland, pictured, moved that the council negotiate a fly-neighbourly agreement.

The motion was to finalise the agreement that the council would look at restricting flight times and paths for helicopters through negotiations.

Cr Garland was highly critical of the council's current situation.

"The Mayor's walking around with egg on his face trying to sell the place," he said.

"As a community, we (should) take a deep breath to work through this challenging and emotive issue together.

"My motion ... carried unanimously, was designed to get these and any future operators to the table to determine fly-friendly protocols."

Topics:  fraser coast regional council, helicopters, hervey bay, hervey bay airport, noise, robert garland, training




Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Illegal flares spark warning from Hervey Bay water police

SAFER WATERS: Hervey Bay Water Police Senior Constable Joe Moran prepares to perform a breath test on boaties just off the Hervey Bay coast.

A $589 on the spot fine is issued for illegal flares

Spotlights snatched from front of locked vehicle

Queensland Police Service Crime Stoppers 1800 phone number and sign, Friday, July 24, 2015. Photo Kevin Farmer / The Chronicle

The lights were stolen on Wednesday.

Pitt still investigating mobile black spots

The Coalition has committed an additional $60 million to ectend the Mobile Black Spot Program.

The Coalition has committed an additional $60 million

Latest deals and offers

Sale nears on last large block of land in Coolum

The 43.37ha property on South Coolum Rd has sold.

South Coolum Rd property to be land banked

Caloundra’s former Centrepoint Buffet site up for sale

FOR SALE: The home of the old Centrepoint Buffet

Restaurant fined for unhygienic practices closed months ago