Six pillars to boost coast’s economy

A NEW Economic Development Strategy has been drafted to help the Fraser Coast Regional Council grow the value of the region.

At a meeting on Wednesday, councillors endorsed the policy, which is based on six economic pillars to diversify the economic base.

The pillars include construction, aviation, aged care, education, agriculture and tourism.

The strategy aims at attracting investment to the region and also supporting existing business through partnerships and networking.

Fraser Coast Mayor Gerard O'Connell said economic development should be at the centre of the community.

"It's about improving the development of your economy and your community."

The council has nine "priority projects" of about $2.1 billion in its sights.

They include the re-development of the Urangan Harbour, Hervey Bay dive wreck and the Original Maryborough Site.



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