Our future is our hands
IS IT just me or does it feel like our community is turning a corner and positive times are ahead?
The Heritage City's central business district is looking great, the Maryborough Markets are finally back where they belong, and the Torbanlea Picnic Races saw people from across the region turn out to support a great event.
For a long time there has been a lot of doom and gloom around.
It was a difficult start to the year, with several businesses closing down and some doing it tough because of work being carried out in the CBD.
But I'm hoping the sacrifices will prove to be worth it and there will be a turning point now in the prosperity of a city that has so much potential.
We need to remember to celebrate the success stories and the achievements as well rather than being weighed down by negativity.
There is still a lot to be done.
We need to focus on attracting tourists to the region - and especially cornering the lucrative RV market, which the Fraser Coast promises to have so much to offer.
There's a lot to be done and we need to have the right mindset in order to keep progressing - open minds and a willingness to listen to others who have achieved success, who know how to make progress.
I hope we will all commit to making the Fraser Coast a happy, thriving community.
Because at the end of the day, it's up to all of us.