LETTER: Where will the jobs come from on the Fraser Coast?
THERE was a thought at one time to increase the population of the Hervey Bay from about 70,000 to 100,000 in the future.
Lots of blocks of land are being sold or cleared to this end and lots of new homes built although we have one of the highest levels of unemployment in Queensland.
So with the population increase where are the jobs coming from?
Who wants to move to a high unemployment area other than retirees and holidaymakers?
I think we must start with roads, new and expanded, to make this increase.
Have you ever tried to journey through Hervey Bay bwtween 8.30 and 9.30am and 2.30 and 3.30pm on a school day and Saturdays?
Can you imagine what it would be like with a 30% increase in traffic flow?
Also transport between the two main employment areas and Hervey Bay must be looked at.