Fraser Coast suffers a 17.1% drop in visitor numbers

THE Fraser Coast recorded a 17.1% decline in domestic visitors to 524,000 in the year to December last year, according to Tourism Queensland research.

The Domestic Tourism Snapshot showed visitor expenditure dropped 13.3% and though interstate visitors increased slightly, intrastate visitation slipped 21%.

The statistics also revealed the number of holiday visitors plunged 32.1% to 233,000.

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HIGH-RISES: Green light for 20-storey buildings in Hervey Bay

SKYSCRAPER PLANS: A concept design of the proposed skyscraper development in Urangan, which was approved by the Fraser Coast Regional Council at yesterday's meeting.

Councillors voted 8-3 to give the project preliminary approval.

$68,000 boost for Fraser Coast community groups

Council allocated funding to different community groups on the Fraser Coast.

Funds were allocated by the council at Thursday's meeting.

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