Time to say farewell to relic of past in M'boro
EDITORIAL: It is sad to see a once-vibrant piece of the past disappear but it can be sadder to watch it deteriorate.
Historic buildings deserve preservation - but when they are beyond repair and a dangerous eyesore, it is time to say goodbye.
Maryborough is about to lose the rusty, crumbling old shipyards on Kent St (report, Page5).
Owner Barry White, who will demolish the structure which dates back to the 19th century, has business plans for the site. We wish him well with the plans and agree, with regret, that the building must go.
Hopefully some of the surviving gear from the shipyards can be preserved.
But if we want visitors to Maryborough (and potential investors) to see the city for what she is - a gracious old lady recovering from one of her periodic economic downturns - then it is best not to have a site in the main street resembling the set of a post-apocalyptic Hollywood film.
Road to ruin
IT IS appalling that most of the Bruce Hwy around Maryborough has unacceptable safety ratings for a developed country.
The RACQ is to be commended for seeking party commitment for continued funding of safety upgrades.