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.


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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.

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