PHOTOS: Party in CBD streets signals new hope for M'boro
DAVID and Belinda Jeffs are part of the families who call Maryborough home and hope the $3.2m CBD upgrade will highlight the best parts of their city.
At yesterday's official opening of the new, revitalised Maryborough CBD, families from all over enjoyed an evening of live entertainment, jumping castles, balloons, and a bar for the grown-ups.
David and Belinda brought along their daughters and granddaughter Isobel to see the new Kent and Adelaide streets.
Belinda said the new look and feel of the streets would hopefully show others "how great Maryborough could be".
"I love Maryborough," Belinda said.
"There's a lot of heritage and a lot going for it, and hopefully this will make people see what we already love about it."
Maryborough mum Agnes Christen said she had heard a lot of complaining about the CBD upgrade on social media, but thought the work was well worth it.
"You read on Facebook about how much of a pain it is but I think it all looks awesome and they should have these parties once a month."
Greg Watson has been in Maryborough since 1980 and he hoped the new-look CBD would bring in more businesses.
"Hopefully this will be the start of other projects and better things, because the town has been going down a bit the last few years."