Councillor sees sense of confidence in M'boro CBD
COUNCILLOR for city and town centre development Daniel Sanderson believes there is a real sense of confidence in the Maryborough central business district and the entire Fraser Coast.
"Last week's visit by Gloria Jeans founder Peter Irvine really struck a chord with those who heard him speak, myself included," he said.
"He was really in tune with the vibrant and confident outlook of Maryborough residents who are passionate about our CBD and the region as a whole."
Cr Sanderson said the purchase and redevelopment of the historic Engineers Arms was significant and represented a high level of confidence in Maryborough as a tourism destination and great place to invest and build a business.
"And the exciting thing is there are many more opportunities just like this, ready to bloom," he said.
Cr Sanderson said he was working with the owners of the old Commonwealth Bank building to ensure that it became a hive of activity.
"From small sole traders to large businesses like Woolworths that are undertaking a multimillion dollar post-flood refurbishment, there is a clear message that Maryborough is open for business," he said.
"As a council we are here to help and foster an enterprising culture and vibrant region.
"The July Business Fest month has been a great success with many opportunities for business owners to gain insights and share knowledge."
The council will soon be installing a new electronic message board at the Town Hall Green.
"The CBD is a great venue for weekly markets and festivals and this will help raise community awareness about what is happening."