Open space between Hervey Bay Community Centre and Fraser Coast Cultural Centre in Pialba. Photo: Alistair Brightman / Fraser Coast Chronicle
Open space between Hervey Bay Community Centre and Fraser Coast Cultural Centre in Pialba. Photo: Alistair Brightman / Fraser Coast Chronicle Alistair Brightman

Coast to receive a Central Park

AN empty and underutilised block of land in the centre of Hervey Bay could become a Central Park-style green space.

The Fraser Coast Regional Council has released a draft plan of how the park, behind the community centre and in front of the Discovery Sphere, could look.

Currently the area, between Main St and Charles St is used as a retention basin, with weeds growing from the pond and dirt patches on the grass.

But Mayor Gerard O'Connell said the Fraser Coast Regional Council had a vision to develop the park into a smaller scale version of New York's famous park."It's the Central Park of Hervey Bay," he said.

"We're looking at some ideas to develop it - some plantings, seating and water features.

"It's the sort of place that would lend itself to open air entertainment or a concert."

Cr O'Connell said there was not yet a cost for the park development project.

"People have said they like the idea - it is going to be developed for green space," he said.

"There is possibility of some markets - a nice breakout area that will become a busy place."



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