Key projects currently being implemented or supported by Council are listed below.
Council is undertaking community consultation to learn about community views concerning the criteria for perspective CCTV cameras
Celebrate Maryborough is a program designed to fill vacant commercial and retail premises in the region with creative projects and/or start-up businesses, to provide enterprise an opportunity to have a shop front.
The Sports Precinct at Nikenbah will be a multi-stage development providing more than 50 sporting fields and playing surfaces.
A review by external heritage consultants found that there are opportunities to improve and streamline Council’s current heritage policy and processes.
The Hervey Bay CBD Urban Renewal Master Plan was developed to guide the growth and improvement of the CBD over the next 15-20 years.
Enhancement of the four high profiles Esplanade Precincts in Hervey Bay – Pialba, Scarness, Torquay and Urangan.
The plan is to identify the land use opportunities which complement the existing medical facilities and services.
The $6.8M Howard Sewerage Project will provide a new sewerage treatment facility that will service existing properties currently connected to the wastewater treatment system.
Current projects as part of the Imagine this City 2013-2018 Strategy.
A new floating pontoon is proposed to replace the existing March Street Jetty and adjacent gangway, which are currently closed due to damage.
The proposed development is a 174-hectare master planned mixed-use area which includes a 250 (approx.) berth marina, 15-hectare harbour and associated marine activities, retail facilities, community facilities and a number of residential living options.
Council recently obtained funding through the State Government’s Works for Queensland Programme to complete further stages of the Maryborough CBD Revitalisation Project
Upgrade to the Waste Water Treatment Plant
Design and construct a skate and parkour youth space facility.
On 28 February 2018, Council resolved to prepare a comprehensive Rural Residential Land Strategy suitable for supporting decision making and potential planning scheme amendments.
The Department of Transport and Main Roads will be upgrading two boat ramps to current standards for improved safety and a new floating walkway.
A master plan has been developed for the Urangan Harbour which identifies the ultimate land use opportunities.
A Local Area Plan for Urangan South will be prepared to ensure a sustainable settlement pattern.
Council is proposing to make amendments to the Fraser Coast Planning Scheme to incorporate the WBBROC Water Services Design and Construction Code.