Could this be the end of the Heritage City's heritage site?
DEVELOPMENT on the Original Maryborough Town Site continues to be progressed with the Fraser Coast Regional Council approving an application to change the use of the site.
In Maryborough's Town Hall on Wednesday morning, councillors spent more than one hour discussing an application to allow homes and several park areas to be built on the State Heritage Listed site.
Heritage councillor George Seymour interrogated the council's officers about how the site would be developed.
"Land isn't placed on the Queensland Heritage Register 'willy nilly'," he said.
Do you think council made the right decision to progress development on the Original Maryborough Town Site?
This poll ended on 22 October 2015.
Yes, I think it's a great idea to to allow homes and several park areas to be built on the State heritage Listed site
No, it's not conserving the heritage value of the site
Yes, I think it will be good for the local economy
No, our city's heritage is being ruined
This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.
Cr Seymour fought against progressing the controversial project.
The council approved progressing the development 7-3.
The chamber heard the land would be attractive to developers and home buyers, close to schools, shopping and the CBD.
But Cr Seymour said "concreting and sub-dividing and building modern houses" on the site was "not conserving the heritage value of the site".
Fraser Coast Mayor Gerard O'Connell said two archaeological digs had been done on the site.
The plan to progress the development has been continuing for more than 30 years.