Wednesday's council meeting packed with divisive issues
SEVERAL of the Fraser Coast Regional Council's most controversial projects could be on the path to the scrap heap at tomorrow's first ordinary meeting.
The future of the sport precinct, Fraser Coast Opportunities and Original Maryborough Town Site will be debated in the Hervey Bay chamber from 10am tomorrow.
Rural councillor James Hansen will again call on his colleagues to scrap the sport precinct project.
Cr Hansen announced he would move a motion to ask the chief executive officer for a report into the precinct and ways it could be permanently stopped.
He said the defeat of Gerard O'Connell in the last election was proof the community did not want the sport precinct.
Cr Hansen said securing the land for the precinct was "very smart" but it was now time to take the "foot off the accelerator".
He admits passing the motion might be difficult, with the vote expected to be "very close".
Re-elected division seven councillor and precinct pioneer Darren Everard put a Facebook callout for people to get in contact with their councillor to make their views known.
"This is an extremely emotive and complex topic that, in time will benefit the future of the Fraser Coast," he wrote.
"Sporting and event tourism is big business around the world and we are in the position to benefit from it by this development over time."
Fellow precinct supporter Stuart Taylor will move an alternate motion calling for a general report into the project rather than a report on how to stop it.
The chief executive officer will also be asked to provide a report into the future of the development of the Original Maryborough Town Site.
George Seymour will ask for the report on the development to contain details on other options "which better respect the heritage significance" of the site.