Council calls for comment on new draft plans for three areas
THE Fraser Coast Regional Council has released draft plans that outline a vision for how Nikenbah, St Helens and Granville should develop in the coming years.
Fraser Coast Mayor Gerard O'Connell said the council has been working with people in these areas, as well as the state government, to ensure the plans reflect the community's aspirations.
"The areas were identified for future development in the Wide Bay Burnett Regional Plan," Cr O'Connell said.
"These plans will guide council and developers when it comes to assessing future development proposals for the areas."
The draft local plans identify the preferred layout of future residential, community, commercial and industrial development.
They also identify the location of major roads, open space and infrastructure.
Cr O'Connell said the plans are now available for the public to look at and comment.
He said the council will also be holding two public information sessions for people to become more familiar with the drafts.
Submissions on the draft local plans may be submitted to the council until 4.45pm Friday, July 26, 2013.
CDs with copies of the plans will also be available on request.
Copies of the draft local plans can be downloaded from the council's website www.frasercoast.qld.gov.au/draft-local-plans or they can be viewed at the council's customer service centres in Tavistock Street, Hervey Bay or Kent Street, Maryborough.
The meetings will be held at:
St Helens and Granville to be held at the Brolga Theatre, Maryborough on Wednesday June 19, from 2.30pm to 7pm, and;
Nikenbah to be held at the Hervey Bay Community Centre on Thursday June 20, from 2.30pm to 7pm.