Business

Main St shops want better times to resurface

Pie and Pastry Paradise manager Danielle Berkhout is hoping customers will support Main St businesses during the roadworks.
Pie and Pastry Paradise manager Danielle Berkhout is hoping customers will support Main St businesses during the roadworks. Alistair Brightman

IGNORE the roadworks and come and support local businesses in a quiet period.

That's the call from a frustrated Danielle Berkhout as her business continues to lose about 50% of its sales.

Ms Berkhout is the manager at Pie and Pastry Paradise on Main St. Since September the usual steady flow of foot and car traffic has been replaced with trucks and graders as the Fraser Coast Regional Council resurfaces the busy road.

"With the road temporarily a one-way street between Torquay Rd and the Esplanade, businesses including Pie and Pastry are suffering.

"We've had to cut staff hours down and things like that so it's a bit stressful for everyone," Ms Berkhout said.

"There's nothing we can do about it - it's just too much of a hassle for people to come down here."

But despite the lack of customers she admits the road was in dire condition and the area would be better than ever when it's reopened in December.

"It does need to be done but it's just not that good for us," she said.

"Support us to try and get through this next six weeks- we have heaps of parking out the back."

Topics:  businesses hervey bay main st pialba roadworks shops support



How to survive a bushfire in your car

IT SOUNDS like a nightmare, but it can happen.

Eight reasons to join the RFS

SPREAD across 93% of Queensland, the Rural Fire Service has about 36,000 volunteers. And you could be one of them.

What if my insurer gives me grief?

CLAIMING your insurance cover after a natural disaster can go one of two ways. It can be a breeze, or like pulling teeth.

Olds Engineering staff recreate the SS Dicky's bell

Taking home the replica SS Dicky bells were  Louise Bauer, SS Dicky Taskforce community representative Colin White and Sunshine Coast Council deputy mayor Tim Dwyer,  Olds Engineering employees Peter Olds and (front) Lachlan Hansen.

Olds Engineering staff recreate the SS Dicky's bell.

Heat's Mooney set for Women's Big Bash opener

COFFS HARBOUR, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 29:  Beth Mooney of Australia bats during the women's one day international match between Australia and South Africa on November 29, 2016 in Coffs Harbour, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

The Heat's opening game will be streamed live.

Rain could halt Australs' run to A-grade cricket final

Cricket Maryborough - Past Grammers versus Brothers Shamrocks - Shamrock's Wayne Smith.

Australs need to win big to make the decider.

Local Partners

Justin Timberlake stuns students with secret class

Justin Timberlake stunned high school students in Sydney

Carrie Fisher says Ford will be bugged by affair confession

Carrie Fisher is sure Harrison Ford is annoyed at her

Dakota Fanning rekindles romance with childhood sweetheart

Dakota Fanning rekindles romance with ex

Jennifer Lawrence apologises to the people of Hawaii

Jennifer Lawrence sorry for 'offensive' story

Cruz Beckham's single a 'one-off'

He is not planning to launch a full-time music career yet.

Louis Tomlinson's mother dies aged 42

Louis Tomlinson's mother has died.

Essential to get new Maroochydore CBD fundamentals right

LOOKING AHEAD: The central business district at Maroochydore is planned to be the heart of the Sunshine Coast.

SunCentral reports good progress on 53ha Sunshine Coast city heart

'Crucial' farm land eyed by defence department

Lawson Geddes moving the Brangus cattle to higher ground - which is the land the Defence Department is interested taking for the Shoalwater Bay expansion.

"You can't have one without the other.”

Former Shark Show for sale for $1.3 million

Vic Hislop at the old Shark Show.

TALK about a jaws-dropping real estate opportunity.

There's a whole lot of luxury in this home

The Endeavour Foundation's latest prize home in Mountain Creek.

WHEN it comes to desirable homes, it's hard to go past a prize home.

Ipswich City Properties asset portfolio retains its value

Ipswich City Council Administration Building, South Street, Ipswich. Photo: Claudia Baxter / The Queensland Times

New website launched by Ipswich City Council

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!