Draft plan may be unveiled

THE MUCH-ANTICIPATED draft regional development plan being undertaken by the State Government is tipped for release on Friday when Andrew Fraser visits the Fraser Coast.

A spokesman from Mr Fraser’s office refused to comment on the suggestion, preferring to say the reason for the visit by the treasurer and minister for employment and economic development would be revealed on his arrival.

Mr Fraser will attend a Wide Bay Regional Planning Committee meeting at the Maryborough City Hall on Friday from 9am and later talk at an Urban Development Institute of Australia lunch in Urangan.

Maryborough Sugar’s multi-million dollar Mary Harbour development has been on hold pending the plan’s release.

“A lot of new developments have been stalled,” CEO Mike Barry told the Chronicle in August.

“We’ve made a submission and are waiting on the outcome of the regional development plan, when we’ll see if (Mary Harbour) is considered part of the future. If not, then we’ll have to take a longer road.”



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