Maggie John (centre) from Transition Town Hervey Bay presents the group’s ambitious plan for a Sustainable Technology Park on the Fraser Coast. Chatting to her are councillor Gerard O’Connell and Sharon Philip who has offered volunteer administration support.
Maggie John (centre) from Transition Town Hervey Bay presents the group’s ambitious plan for a Sustainable Technology Park on the Fraser Coast. Chatting to her are councillor Gerard O’Connell and Sharon Philip who has offered volunteer administration support. Jocelyn Watts

Green technology park is possible

A SUSTAINABLE Technology Park is a “big ticket” project that Fraser Coast councillor Gerard O’Connell believes is possible.

“It will take a fair bit of planning but it’s something we should be aiming towards for,” he said.

“We see in some parts of the world now, some horrific stories of a bad environment and a bad place to live; we’re lucky to have a good environment and a good place to live and it’s our responsibility, now and for future generations, how we treat that.

“From a business point of view, being sustainable is not about unprofitable. It’s about being viable and sustainable at the same time and that’s what encourage businesses to do.

“As a council we’re very supportive of what Transition Towns is doing.”



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