EDITORIAL: Harbour could carry city forward
EDITORIAL: It might have been a long time coming, but when the Mary Harbour project goes ahead, it will be worth the wait.
The meticulous level of detail in the development application - particularly in regards to flood mitigation planning and even accounting for global warming - shows just how seriously MSF Sugar, and Maryborough Sugar before them, are taking this project.
That careful planning and research should pay off when it comes to getting a quick approval.
The fewer times the council has to ask for more information, the faster it can be signed off and work can begin.
It is, without a doubt, the most exciting development Maryborough has seen - and quite possibly the whole Fraser Coast.
If a company like MSF shows so much faith in our region, others will sit up and pay attention.
Maryborough's been on the edge of being discovered by metro "tree changers" for decades, with a slow trickle arriving each year - this development will launch it into the spotlight, and this city's time will come.