Fraser Coast Sustainable Development Association vice president Peter Leney (left), president Gay Ignatenko and secretary Greg McGarvie at the launch on Tuesday night.
Fraser Coast Sustainable Development Association vice president Peter Leney (left), president Gay Ignatenko and secretary Greg McGarvie at the launch on Tuesday night.

Growing a greener Fraser Coast

A NEW group focused on growing the Fraser Coast in an environmentally friendly way has been launched.

The Fraser Coast Sustainable Development Association introduced itself to the region on Tuesday night with an informal meeting at Salt Cafe, Urangan.

Secretary Greg McGarvie explained the association was about building a vision and working on that vision with the community and the Fraser Coast Regional Council.

The group informally started in November 2007 over Friday lunch, however it was not until April this year that members decided to get serious, which led to the creation of the association in July.

“This community should be working closely together and building itself out in the world.”

The objective is to “develop a Fraser Coast that is sustainable, prosperous and liveable by creating a globally competitive business and tourism embracing climate”.

It is about promoting clean business, quality jobs and future security while creating a healthy, accessible community with quality infrastructure and services.

Guests on the night included Downer EDI Engineering Maryborough manager Steve Shepard, Butchella elder Marie Wilkinson, councillor Sue Brooks and Maggie John from Transition Town Hervey Bay.

The association executive includes Gay Ignatenko as president, Peter Leney as vice president, treasurer Alan Key, media officer Craig Winters and Mr McGarvie as secretary.

Anybody wanting to learn more about the group can email info@frasercoast2020.org.



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