Councillors don't support NQ push

ITEMS marked for confidential discussion in today's meetings at council headquarters in Hervey Bay cover contracts for new plant, the Yerra Road Bridge and the expansion of the USQ Library, Hervey Bay Library and Fraser Coast Regional Gallery.

At the upcoming Local Government Annual Conference in Brisbane two Fraser Coast councillors will be there from August 30 to September 2.

CEO Andrew Brien has recommended that when the topic of a new state in North Qld is raised, our councillors do not support it because it will “further disadvantage local governments outside south-east Queensland”.

The council is also supporting representations to the Federal Government for more funding for timber bridges – many of which are perilously close to falling down on the Fraser Coast.

The council is not sure about the reintroduction of local hospital boards and daylight saving.

Councillors will discuss whether to give a developer permission to remove stormwater drainage outlets and clear vegetation on the Seafront Oval, Ann Street, opposite 473 Esplanade, Robert Street, opposite 457 Esplanade, Alexander Street, opposite 507 Esplanade and Crown Street, opposite 485 Esplanade.

A massive document on the National Sea Change Taskforce will also be up for debate.

Thieves spotting easy steals on Fraser Coast

premium_icon Thieves spotting easy steals on Fraser Coast

Since July more than 50 vehicles across the region have been stolen

Cash splash at Coast hotels for school holidays

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Tourists are seeing what the Fraser Coast has to offer.

Drug driver jailed

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He tested positive when intercepted by police.

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