Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Site Argument Empty

Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Site Argument Empty

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Byline: Hayden Johnson

THE leader of Maryborough's business community says the city desperately needs revenue rather than an empty field at the Old Maryborough Town Site.

Part of the site has been earmarked for development, sparking outrage among some residents.

Maryborough Chamber of Commerce president Craig Winter had had conversations with people "dead against the development" but said nobody could provide a solid argument against it.

"We've just started saying to them, 'well how many times have you been there?'... they say, 'oh we've never been there'," he said.

"I haven't actually heard one legitimate argument against it.

"I know there are people who are against it but they can't tell me why."

An application to heritage list the site will be before the Fraser Coast Regional Council at their meeting tomorrow.

With a result on that application being uncertain, Mr Winter said he didn't mind development on the perimeter of the area. …

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