Councillor George Seymour and former Hervey Bay City Council Mayor Fred Kleinschmidt read The Sun, buried in 1990.
Councillor George Seymour and former Hervey Bay City Council Mayor Fred Kleinschmidt read The Sun, buried in 1990. Hayden Johnson

Predictions from 1990 revealed as Bay's time capsule opened

TO CHEERS of jubilation, Mayor Gerard O'Connell and former Hervey Bay Mayor Fred Kleinschmidt have cracked open a time capsule buried in Tavistock St 25 years ago.

Buried on October 20, 1990, the metal cylinder was filled with a newspaper, Hervey Bay City Council documents and photos.

Staff and politicians from 1990 joined current councillors for morning tea at the Hervey Bay council chambers.

Mr Kleinschmidt read predictions he and town clerk Ray Becker wrote in 1990.

The population of the Bay was predicted to be 85,000, council budget to be $150 million and logging continued on Fraser Island.

They also ironically envisaged 20 storeys in Hervey Bay, something the current council is pushing for.

A new capsule was also buried today, filled with items including today's Fraser Coast Chronicle, to be opened in 2040.



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