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Suncorp urged to stay in Maryborough CBD

14 July 2017

The decision by Suncorp to close its Maryborough branch in September this year was hugely disappointing, Fraser Coast Mayor Chris Loft said.
 
“The community, through Council, has invested millions in the revitalisation of the Maryborough CBD. That work has included new footpaths, better access to shops and improved streetscapes to ensure that the CBD is attractive and active.”
 
Council has a lot of faith in the Maryborough CBD, its economic potential and the region’s future prosperity.
 
“Maryborough residents have shown their support for the CBD Revitalisation and enjoyment of the new CBD through the big crowds that have attended the street parties,” Cr Loft said.
 
“The city has had a recent boost on the back of tourism events such as Relish, Pubfest and the Poppins Festival.
 
“There will be more activity as the old bank on the corner of Richmond and Kent streets is developed into the PL Travers Centre, the Queens Park Entrance and Memorial Walk, as well as the Maryborough story trail, is completed.
 
“There is a lot happening in the city and we urge Suncorp to be a part of the CBD’s future.
 
“Other companies are seeing the benefits of moving into the CBD, companies such as Stroud Homes which opened  in Hervey Bay in August last year  is now  positioning itself for the growth of Maryborough.
 
“I would urge the bank to reconsider its decision to shut the Adelaide Street branch.”