Community

What readers envision Fraser Coast to be like in 2040

A FRASER Coast developer has predicted for Hervey Bay's population to more than double in the next 23 years.

Win Projects managing director Glen Winney also expects living arrangements to change with the trend to go from wanting to have a large house, to instead wanting a good lifestyle.

The Fraser Coast Chronicle asked its readers what they envision the Fraser Coast to be like in 2040, and received some rather humorous predictions.

Robert Hardy would like the Urangan Pier extended to the length that it once was.

"It will change the landscape and ignite the tourism economy once again, like cruise ships and restaurants," he said.

 

Alistair Brightman

 

Michael Stevenson is looking forward to the developments that would have happened by then.

"I predict bigger and better shopping, more people, better places to eat and play, and a better access to (Fraser) Island.

Gus Warde predicts for housing development in Hervey Bay to keep growing and reach Maryborough.

And also, he thinks technological development to possibly take over the tourism industry.

"I guess there will be less international tourists and by then, virtual reality tourism will be well advanced," he said.

Janet Spann thinks that Hervey Bay will start to resemble another popular Queensland city.

"It'll be the Gold Coast with high risers everywhere," she said.

Daniel Bob Manderson hopes instead that Hervey

"Hopefully it'll be something like Star Wars," he said.

Looking at the council side, Kathy Percival would like gender ratios to even out a bit more

"Praying for at least half female councillors," she said.

Do you have any more predictions for what the Fraser Coast will be like in 2040? Have your say in the comments below.

Topics:  fraser coast



Paramedics host CPR awareness training

IN AN EMERGENCY: Hervey Bay Local Ambulance Committee volunteers Merryn Napier, Robin Fairleigh, Helen Donaldson (station officer in charge), Wayne Frecklington and Ian Farrell prepare the Mini Anne CPR Torsos for this weekend’s CPR training sessions at Scarness Park.

Bay paramedics will host CPR Awareness Training in Scarness Park.

UPDATE: 10-year-old mechanic makes donation to charity

Taylor Hudson, 10, is spending a part of her school holidays taking apart lawn mowers to raise money for homeless people.

She recently gave $250 to Hervey Bay charity We Care 2.

Bay upcoming actor to make appearance on your TV soon

RISING STAR: Hervey Bay actor Elliot Ashton.

He recently did filming for an upcoming crime drama.

Local Partners

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy a slick, impressive effort

New Uncharted game for PS4 hits the shelves

Bride and Prejudice's Chris reveals more family heartache

Grant and Chris feature on the TV series Bride & Prejudice. Supplied by Channel 7.

His dad’s health has dealt a massive blow to their happy life

Nicole's ready to bust out of Doctor Doctor's love triangle

Nicole da Silva stars in season two of Doctor Doctor.

New season gets a fresh injection of relationship dilemmas.

MOVIE REVIEW: Tom Cruise flying high again in drug drama

Tom Cruise plays pilot Barry Seal in the movie American Made.

FILM STAR delivers his best performance in some time.

The Project will now be on six nights a week

The Project presenters Waleed Aly, Carrie Bickmore and Peter Helliar.

The Project is expanding with a Sunday night edition and a new host.

Click your fingers, tap your toes

Helen Peters, Elisabeth Wallis-Gaedtke, Evalee Sharples and Kemal Avunduk rehearse for Fascinating Rhythm, Sunshine Coast Oriana Choir's performance of hot jazz, sizzling samba, Latin beats and smooth swing sounds at Lake Kawana Community Centre on August 26-27.

Libby to set beat for Fascinating Rhythm this weekend

Margot Robbie is unrecognisable in London

Margot, is that really you?

MARGOT Robbie looks completely unrecognisable as Queen Elizabeth I.

REVEALED: New shops for Coast centre's $12million revamp

Coast retail centre expands as part of $12million refurbishment

Residents fear sand mine sell out by State Minister

Sand mine opponents attend the Nambour Council Chambers.Cou

Further testing undertaken on site, despite claims of significance

Investors quick to snap up property in key growth corridor

High-profile commercial site sells at auction for $4.920m

The 'mega tower' tipped to deliver Coast jobs

NEW DEVELOPMENTS: Property development manager Timothy Wright overlooking the site of the new development for the Ramada Resort.

Ramada Resort's Stage 2 has just been launched.