Fraser Coast Council News

Tue 14 Aug 2018

Brisbane Roar backs the Precinct, could host future game

premium_icon Brisbane Roar backs the Precinct, could host future game

Brisbane Roar will hold an A-League or W-League pre-season game at the Fraser Coast Sports Precinct next year if work at the new venue is completed

Mon 13 Aug 2018

Point Lookout platform proving popular after upgrade

Point Lookout platform proving popular after upgrade

A new looking platform overlooking the Mary River is giving visitors a panoramic view of the spot where pioneering ships pulled into Maryborough in the 1800s

Fri 10 Aug 2018

LGAQ reveals $100k returned to ratepayers from subscription

premium_icon LGAQ reveals $100k returned to ratepayers from subscription

New figures released by Queensland's peak Local Government body reveal more than $100,000 was returned to Fraser Coast ratepayers in subscriptions over 3 years

Thu 9 Aug 2018

Councillors split on views over cashless welfare card

premium_icon Councillors split on views over cashless welfare card

One councillor has said mayor George Seymour should not have made submissions on the cashless welfare card, after the mayor took a stand during Senate Hearings.

Wed 8 Aug 2018

SPORT PRECINCT: Saunders not budging over stadium plan

premium_icon SPORT PRECINCT: Saunders not budging over stadium plan

Maryborough MP Bruce Saunders claims it would be cheaper and easier to build a football stadium in Maryborough rather than one at the Sport Precinct

How you can save $20 on your dog's registration

premium_icon How you can save $20 on your dog's registration

Changes have been made to the Fraser Coast's dog registration system to make it easier for the region's pet owners to pay their fees

CASHLESS CARD: Mayor tells Senate Pitt's plan is flawed

premium_icon CASHLESS CARD: Mayor tells Senate Pitt's plan is flawed

George Seymour has warned senators in Canberra the proposed cashless card could stigmatise welfare recipients

Sat 4 Aug 2018

'Bewildered': LGAQ boss fires back at ex-mayor's posts

premium_icon 'Bewildered': LGAQ boss fires back at ex-mayor's posts

THE chief executive of Queensland's peak local government body has hit back at former Fraser Coast mayor Chris Loft after critical Facebook posts

Council spearheads China-focussed tourism plan

premium_icon Council spearheads China-focussed tourism plan

A tourism plan to increase Chinese cultural awareness and attract international visitors will be rolled out on the Fraser Coast over the next two years

O'Keefe promises stability after being sworn into council

premium_icon O'Keefe promises stability after being sworn into council

Zane O'Keefe has promised bring stability in his new role after being sworn in as the Fraser Coast's new councillor

Fri 3 Aug 2018

Ex-mayor's call for council royal commission

premium_icon Ex-mayor's call for council royal commission

EX-Fraser Coast mayor Chris Loft has backed calls for a royal commission into Local Government after lashing out against the Fraser Coast council on Facebook

Calls for state-wide council probe reach state parliament

premium_icon Calls for state-wide council probe reach state parliament

There are calls for a new council watchdog as corruption allegations continue to plague Local Government in Queensland

Thu 2 Aug 2018

New blood in council as ECQ declares Div 10 by-election

premium_icon New blood in council as ECQ declares Div 10 by-election

One candidate has been swept to power after he was declared the Fraser Coast's new Division 10 councillor

Wed 1 Aug 2018

BY-ELECTION: ECQ declares new councillor

BY-ELECTION: ECQ declares new councillor

A candidate has been declared the Fraser Coast's new councillor more than a week after Division 10's polling day

OzCare development to pump $65k per week into community

premium_icon OzCare development to pump $65k per week into community

A new retirement village slated for Hervey Bay's OzCare centre will pump more than $65,000 per week into the local economy over the project's five year lifetime

Mon 30 Jul 2018

Council responds to viral video about Hervey Bay tap water quality

premium_icon Council responds to viral video about Hervey Bay tap water...

Council has responded to the viral video claiming Hervey Bay's tap water would be causing skin rashes.

Fri 27 Jul 2018

Saunders: 'Good reason' needed for Sport Precinct funds

premium_icon Saunders: 'Good reason' needed for Sport Precinct funds

Maryborough MP Bruce Saunders said the council "would need to give a good reason” for state funding to be allocated to the Sport Precinct

Thu 26 Jul 2018

OPINION: CCTV for trees? How utterly ridiculous

premium_icon OPINION: CCTV for trees? How utterly ridiculous

NOT SATIRE: CCTV cameras may soon be a weapon against vandals who senselessly poisoned trees on Hervey Bay's foreshore.

Business case survives, but council yet to adopt plan

premium_icon Business case survives, but council yet to adopt plan

The business case for the Fraser Coast Sport Precinct has survived the council meeting, but the council is yet to adopt the plan

KILLER VIEWS: Calls for CCTV to catch tree vandals

premium_icon KILLER VIEWS: Calls for CCTV to catch tree vandals

Glen Kruger remembers nurturing the trees along Point Vernon's foreshore when they were saplings in the 1970s

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