MARYBOROUGH councillor Daniel Sanderson is spruiking the positive outlook in his town and the plans to make it one of Queensland's most desirable locations, as the council spends big.
The Fraser Coast Regional Council is spending $3.2 million on Kent and Adelaide Sts in Maryborough as part of the Imagine this City Upgrade Project.
"This is a substantial investment in the Maryborough Central Business District and will provide significant aesthetic improvements to both these areas, and will also assist in attracting new businesses to this space," Cr Sanderson said.
"This strategy is built on the principle that by strengthening our CBD and local community, the region will be regarded as one of Queensland's most desirable locations in which to live, work, invest and play.
"Interest is growing and once these works are completed in 2015, this will provide further incentives for businesses to establish in this area."
Cr Sanderson said the $150,000 Hub on Kent project was to be completed by the end of this month.
"The Hub on Kent will create a space for people, visitors and residents to stop and take a rest, to get information on the CBD and the region," he said.
The council's staff has also started an audit of buildings in the Maryborough CBD which require improvements to their appearance.
Once the audit is finalised, letters will be sent to the owners of the properties, drawing their attention to the availability of the council's Streetscape Scheme, which provides matching funding up to $1500 to make improvements to buildings.