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Talks are in progress for a dive wreck on the Fraser Coast

Taking a look at TS Krait's RHIB are Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Defence Darren Chester, Hinkler MP Keith Pitt, Lt Dennis Uren (Daring Flotilla) and Acting Commanding Officer TS Krait Sub Lt Peter Green.
Taking a look at TS Krait's RHIB are Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Defence Darren Chester, Hinkler MP Keith Pitt, Lt Dennis Uren (Daring Flotilla) and Acting Commanding Officer TS Krait Sub Lt Peter Green. Alistair Brightman

HERVEY Bay ticks all the boxes as a perfect location for a dive wreck, but politicians say the idea will take some work to become a reality.

Parliamentary secretary to the minister for defence Darren Chester visited Hervey Bay on Thursday with Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt for talks about securing a ship wreck as a new tourist attraction.

Mr Chester said Hervey Bay has the existing infrastructure with tourism and whale watching industry, and it would be a great opportunity to increase jobs and grow economically with a possible dive wreck.

But, he said, it was up to the defence ministry to consider the option.

Topics:  hervey bay, hinkler, keith pitt




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