Maisie wants to make it happen
MAISIE Moller isn’t one to sit around and watch the world slip by.
The Maryborough 80-year-old has seen the downside of the amalgamation of councils and is ready to work towards a new direction for her town.
Ms Moller plans to hold a public meeting later this month to gauge community interest in forming a Maryborough ratepayers and citizens association.
“I think there’s a case to have such an association in Maryborough, initially to promote the town as an administrative centre for the Fraser Coast,” she said.
“We have the infrastructure here, the offices and the beautiful town hall, whereas Hervey Bay is very spread out and fragmented.
“Maryborough is a lovely city and when I moved here five years ago it had its own council but since amalgamation we’ve lost several projects that would have benefited Maryborough because of the council’s lack of encouragement.
“Maryborough needs a voice.”
Ms Moller, a retired schoolteacher, would love to see the group get off the ground but doesn’t plan to have a major role once it is up and running.
She says she has discussed the issue with several prominent business people and community leaders who have given their support to her idea.
The Fraser Coast Chronicle will advise of the time and place of the meeting next week.