Darren Smith from Sunglasses on Kent gets into the spirit ahead of Maryborough’s CBD spring clean day on November 14.
Darren Smith from Sunglasses on Kent gets into the spirit ahead of Maryborough’s CBD spring clean day on November 14. Jocelyn Watts

Business asked to get on board

BUSINESS owners in Maryborough’s CBD are being urged to register their names for the inner-city’s big spring clean day on Sunday, November 14.

Darren and Linda Smith from Sunglasses on Kent have put their names on the list and are keen for others to join the event.

“We’re keen to be involved in anything that will beautify the CBD and help draw people back here again,” Mr Smith said.

“The day will be an opportunity for the business community and council to work together and hopefully some residents will come on board too.”

The spring clean day is being organised by the Maryborough CBD Renewal Group as one if its first major projects in revitalising the inner city area.

Chair Daniel Sanderson said the day would not only benefit the individual businesses involved but also assist Maryborough in its progression towards a sought after, well visited, unique, sophisticated and vibrant city.

“This is just the beginning of something great,” Mr Sanderson said.

“To be a part of this progress and the stages to be followed, from start to finish, in a few years’ time people will say ‘I was a part of seeing the Maryborough CBD become the way it is today’.

“The day will be fun – and a little bit of fun can go a long, long way.”

During the day, business owners are being encouraged to clean their own shop fronts. The Fraser Coast Regional Council will be cleaning pavements and providing some equipment. Interested residents are also welcome to join the fun, which includes a sausage sizzle.

To register interest, contact the council’s director of organisational services Lisa Desmond at lisa.desmond@frasercoast.qld.gov.au or phone 4197 4457.

Mr Sanderson can also be contacted at daniel.sanderson@det.qld.gov.au.



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