Fraser Coast Council News

Sat 14 Jul 2018

Tensions emerge between council, residents over skate park

premium_icon Tensions emerge between council, residents over skate park

Council CEO Ken Diehm has hit back at the critics, accusing a group of residents of "trying to use Aboriginal people to further their own cause"

Fri 13 Jul 2018

Concerns arise over 'substandard' Sport Precinct courts

premium_icon Concerns arise over 'substandard' Sport Precinct courts

HERVEY Bay's Netball Association could be playing on unfinished courts next year after a council resolution to defer spending on the Sport Precinct

Council conducting 'thorough' investigation into sinkhole

premium_icon Council conducting 'thorough' investigation into sinkhole

A sinkhole that came close to claiming a man's life appears to have formed on its own, according to Fraser Coast council CEO Ken Diehm

Thu 12 Jul 2018

Exclusion site set up around Bay sinkhole

premium_icon Exclusion site set up around Bay sinkhole

An exclusion site has been established by the Fraser Coast Regional Council around the sinkhole that formed on a Urangan beach on Thursday.

NBN eyes wireless tower development in Booral

NBN eyes wireless tower development in Booral

A communications tower providing fixed wireless NBN coverage to Hervey Bay's northern areas could be developed in Booral

What the new skate park would do for Hervey Bay youths

premium_icon What the new skate park would do for Hervey Bay youths

Professional scooterer Ethan Dower has longed for a new park to hone his skills in

Wed 11 Jul 2018

Sport clubs explain why they need the Sport Precinct fields

premium_icon Sport clubs explain why they need the Sport Precinct fields

HERVEY Bay's sport fields are worn out due to overuse and can't accommodate the hundreds of players who use them every week, according to sport players

Mon 9 Jul 2018

Division 10 pre-poll booths now open

Division 10 pre-poll booths now open

Pre-poll booths open today for Division 10 residents to cast their vote for their next councillor.

Fri 6 Jul 2018

UPDATE: Council responds to Lupton Park rates issue

premium_icon UPDATE: Council responds to Lupton Park rates issue

THE Fraser Coast Regional Council has responded to the situation with the Lupton Park Community Garden's rates bill.

DIVISION 10: Where to find your candidates on the trail

premium_icon DIVISION 10: Where to find your candidates on the trail

We asked your Division 10 candidates questions about their campaign and where you can find them on the campaign trail

Thu 5 Jul 2018

Clubs plan Sport Precinct move as business case goes to vote

premium_icon Clubs plan Sport Precinct move as business case goes to vote

Sporting groups and the council are in negotiations over relocating their clubs to the new Sport Precinct as the details business plan are finalised

Where and when you can vote early for Div 10 candidates

Where and when you can vote early for Div 10 candidates

Pre-poll opens Monday for Division 10 residents to cast their vote for their next councillor

Tue 3 Jul 2018

Meet the candidates for Division 10 of the Fraser Coast

premium_icon Meet the candidates for Division 10 of the Fraser Coast

We asked Division 10's candidates about their candidacy and what they would stand for if elected to council

BY-ELECTION: New candidates confirmed for Division 10

premium_icon BY-ELECTION: New candidates confirmed for Division 10

Three more Fraser Coast residents have nominated for the Division 10 by-election, bringing the total number of candidates up to eight

Mon 2 Jul 2018

MAYOR'S MESSAGE: Region ready to welcome Maroons

premium_icon MAYOR'S MESSAGE: Region ready to welcome Maroons

For such a large State with many distant communities in different circumstances, the Maroons play a unifying role and contribute to the Queenslander identity.

Residents slam approval of Pialba skate park

premium_icon Residents slam approval of Pialba skate park

Vandalism and anti-social behaviour would run rampant on the Esplanade if the council constructs it's new skate park, according to a group of Pialba residents

Sat 30 Jun 2018

New watchdog to assess councillor complaints

premium_icon New watchdog to assess councillor complaints

A new Queensland government appointed watchdog will investigate councillor misconduct in the hopes of stemming the tide of complaints against Qld councillors

Fri 29 Jun 2018

Recycled wood, rock used in natural play park

premium_icon Recycled wood, rock used in natural play park

Four weeks of hard work has turned this once boggy patch of Anzac Park into a new natural playground for kids

Rate change not fair or equitable, claims councillor

premium_icon Rate change not fair or equitable, claims councillor

Conflicts over the council's budget have emerged after one councillor voiced concerns over a variance to properties in the Fraser Coast

Public to decide on funerals in Fraser Coast parks, gardens

premium_icon Public to decide on funerals in Fraser Coast parks, gardens

Councillors have agreed to let the public decide whether funerals should be held in public parks and gardens

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