AS the Fraser Coast's incoming mayor gets to work, we're asking you, what is one thing you would like to see the new council achieve?

Stuart Wedlake: Direct flights to Melbourne? And the verges cleaned up around Craignish, which I believe is a council responsibility. We can but live in hope !!!

 

Chris Barnes: Cycle corridors. Upgrade of Tooth street shoulder so bike riders have somewhere to go. This year would be good. Not in ten when the developers get to foot the bill. On cost today's upgrade when the time comes.

Anthony Kilgour: Put a floating restaurant out on pier and few shops like u said would happen over 10 years ago would bring more tourism and give residents some where nice to enjoy.

Jay Miller: I find it hard to understand how a new sports precinct is going to secure a lot of employment for an extended time. At the construction stage it will give a reasonable employment hit but after it's completed it will basically be maintaining the grounds. We already have an area with all sports, let upgrade that, the cost will be far less and the grounds can set up to multi task the savings can used in other areas. From what I have seen these grounds are in a great location for our junior sports and players. What the area needs is new industry as we rely far too heavily on tourism and that can be very fickle, just look at the youth unemployment and high level of welfare reliance.

Tracie Eggleton Cowey: 'Running a marriage' good job he's not my husband.
Hopefully he doesn't forget we need people to want to stay, keep their business here and not have to move elsewhere because there's no future for their children.

WINNER: Chris Loft is celebrating his sucess after being declared the Fraser Coast's new mayor - and he has wasted no time outlining his big plans for the regoin, including what will happen to rates bills. photo Lea Emery / Fraser Coast Chronicle
WINNER: Chris Loft is celebrating his sucess after being declared the Fraser Coast's new mayor - and he has wasted no time outlining his big plans for the regoin, including what will happen to rates bills. photo Lea Emery / Fraser Coast Chronicle Emery

Anthony Kilgour: Lower rates you got people on pensions that cant afford exorbitant rates we have and then u got council threating pensioner that u take there house off them get your employees do work not send each other none work related emails and jokes
Took 3 years for one u staff to look at retaining wall that collapsed on my boundry and when did come around tried to tell me it needed engineer cert to be built
Well i tell u now your council approved it originally and it was joke how it was passed

Michael Gersbach: how about a race track for ALL car enthusiasts so we don't have to drive to Marybourogh and drive on clay. I would like to see that be built and done like an actual track and try to get the V8 Supercars to do a street race in our region....

Jan Steffen: Congratulations Chris. I would like to see major industry and retail shops lured back in Maryborough. Unemployment is alarming high and we need encouragement to keep families with children in the area so those young adults have hope of employment.

Suey Mac: Greater emphasis on building sustainable industries - like facilitating expansion of the university campus to include sciences. We have Fraser Island on our doorstep, a unique environment and asset for environmental study and research. Building endless low cost housing subdivisions without industry to support workers is pointless. It has to be more diverse to survive.

Eric Raymond Gorry: More jobs looking after small businesses so more job's.

Wendy Ballinger; Give Maryborough SES a Depot yhat is asbestos free. They do an amazing job and shouldn't be working in an asbestos building!!!

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