Free rent offer for doctors to come to the Fraser Coast

FRASER Coast developer Glen Winney is offering free rent to help bring more private medical services to the region.

On a week when Queensland Health released statistics showing the region was one of the unhealthiest in the state and complaints about medical care skyrocketed up by 50%, Mr Winney said his company Knight Frank Fraser Coast would offer 12 months of free rent at one of their commercial spaces for anyone wishing to establish a new medical practice.

"The real estate market is showing signs that a turnaround is underway and we are giving someone the opportunity to get in at the ground level," Mr Winney said.

"It is envisaged that the offer of free rent will allow someone to take a chance while a level of uncertainty in the economy remains."

Community health portfolio councillor Robert Garland said he believed the region needed more health services, such as any new private practise that took up Mr Winney's offer.

With a growing population on the Fraser Coast, including the elderly and a boom of young families, Cr Garland said he applauded the community minded offer from Knight Frank Fraser Coast.

Mr Winney said the council's own recent announcements the development of expanded sports facilities near the Hervey Bay Airport gave him the confidence to offer the free rent.

The commercial space where the free rent is being offered is at the Airport Service Centre.

"Knight Frank Fraser Coast is confident that the planned investments in this area of the Fraser Coast by both public and private groups, is a sure sign of better things to come," Mr Winney said.

Anyone wanting to discuss the offer further can phone Knight Frank Fraser Coast on 4124 4941.

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