Love it or hate it, the Esplanade’s popular
THE council must be commended for showing initiative to plan for the future of one of our best natural assets.
Love it or loathe it, one of the biggest tourism drawcards to the Fraser Coast is the Esplanade, and money needs to be spent on it.
I don't think this will be the usual 'pie in the sky council idea' either.
We're seeing development in Maryborough's CBD a few years after that master plan was delivered.
Out of the box ideas for the bay's 6km stretch of road needed to be considered.
A rock pool, hovercraft, one-way traffic and utilising the Urangan Pier for stalls and commercial operations are all great ideas that will boost optimism.
We need to get behind the development of the Esplanade and make it as beautiful and accessible to the community as possible.
To quote the master plan, some trees may need to be 'thinned' to increase sea views, and some areas will be developed.
But this is not desecrating the Esplanade, it's enhancing it. The scores of families, children and elderly people out enjoying the increased green space this council has provided is testament to that.