Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Articles from November 12, 2009

7-Day Shop Moves Ahead; Floor Size Causes Hitch
A LONG drawn-out plan for a seven-day shopping complex in Maryborough stumbled forward yesterday when members of the Fraser Coast council directed council officers to base their recommendations on a favourable consultant's report. The Wolter Consulting...
Chronicle Stands Firm against Dam; CHRONICLE CAMPAIGN
Byline: Stephen O'Grady EVEN before the mega-dam plan had been announced by Peter Beattie, the Fraser Coast Chronicle was on the case. The former premier had jumped the gun early in March 2006, unveiling his government's intention to plonk a...
Deziree Has Win in Focus
A PASSION to be at the top of her game in every field of equestrian sports has led Deziree Roos to greener pastures over the years. But in this competition she needs some helping hands, or votes, to reach her goal. The Hervey Bay Pony Club member...
Energy Solution to Support Population Growth Exists
The elephant in the room is not climate change but the increase in world population, which used to double itself every 300 years, then 150 years, now every 20 years. The world's population is estimated to grow to nine billion by 2030. Climate...
Garrett's Decision Swung by Strong Public Protest
Byline: PETER CHAPMAN Editor I must admit that Peter Garrett's decision yesterday to knock back the Traveston Crossing Dam took me by surprise. Despite his undeniable passion for the environment I believed that the power of government was working...
People Power Prevails; Years of Protests Reap Just Rewards
TRIUMPHANT cheers and cries of relief rang out across the Mary Valley yesterday as Peter Garrett lived up to his reputation and scrapped the Traveston dam plan. As the Federal Government's Environment Minister made his way to the microphone to give...
Speedway Kids Drive to Future
Byline: Richard Harvey I BELIEVE that children are our future, teach them well and let them lead the way - Whitney Houston. Speedway expert? I don't think so. But the American singer's lyrics could very well be the motto of the Maryborough...