Is Hervey Bay’s iconic Esplanade foreshore in need of a clean-up or should it just be left alone?
Is Hervey Bay’s iconic Esplanade foreshore in need of a clean-up or should it just be left alone?

Residents favour clean-up

AN EMAIL from Fraser Coast mayor Mick Kruger was among a barrage of mail to hit a Chronicle inbox over the weekend.

The response to the Esplanade foreshore poll has been phenomenal with feelings on the foreshore clearly running high.

At this stage the poll is showing an emphatic 85 per cent of voters in favour of cleaning up the Esplanade.

“I support a clean-up of the foreshore,” Mr Kruger wrote.

He outlined his preferences as follows: i) General clean-up of rubbish, weeds, dead trees, unsightly undergrowth; ii) General thinning of branches; iii) Two more kiosks between Torquay and Urangan.

The week-long poll asks Fraser Coast residents to indicate if they support a call for a major clean-up of the Esplanade foreshore or not.

The Chronicle unveiled the results of a damning horticulturist report on Saturday that showed noxious weeds are choking a section of the foreshore at Point Vernon.

In the same issue Bay resident Tess Patterson argued the case for Hervey Bay's “unpretentious untidiness”, describing how the undergrowth habitat played home to rainbow bee-eaters and red-backed wrens.





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