Welcome to our interactive community consultation site!

Fraser Coast Regional Council is committed to meaningful conversation with our community. We have established this dedicated platform for you, our community to learn more about our current consultations and have your say on matters of significance to the Fraser Coast Region. 

Please complete a one-time registration to receive a password so you can participate fully in the consultations. 

You can, of course, view this site, the activity, and all documents without needing to register, however, we encourage you to register so we can keep you informed of events and opportunities for you to participate.

Current Projects

Hervey Bay Library & Admin Centre Inc Disaster Resilience Centre

The Fraser Coast Regional Council, in partnership with the Australian Government, is building a better lifestyle for Hervey Bay and creating a revitalised world-class city centre and civic hub. The ba...
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Mary To Bay Rail Trail

Calling for Expressions of Interest for Mary to Bay Rail Trail Advisory Committee.
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K'gari (Fraser Island) Waste Management Strategy

Fraser Coast Regional Council is developing a Waste Management Strategy for K'gari (Fraser Island) with sustainable approaches to waste management in coordination with the Butchulla people.
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Maryborough Pump Track

Help us by letting us know what you would like to see as part of the design for the new Maryborough Pump Track. Complete the survey or submission form to have you say. Survey closes May 15, 2022 at 11:55pm.
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Coastal Futures: Planning Our Changing Coastline

At its meeting on 25 August 2021, Council adopted the Coastal Futures Strategy, a Coastal Hazard Adaptation Strategy for our region. The Coastal Futures Strategy (the Strategy) investigates the impact...
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Building Better Neighbourhoods

Building Better Neighbourhoods forms Stage 3 of the Planning Scheme Review Project A lot has changed in the 10 years since we adopted our planning scheme, so we are updating it to future proof our reg...
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Fraser Coast Sports Person of the Month Awards

This award profiles athletes who stand up above the rest; whether it’s talent, heart, determination or overcoming a challenge. Coaches, teammates, community members or league officials can nomin...
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Arts and Culture

On the Fraser Coast, we celebrate our unique culture and we position arts, heritage and creativity at the heart of our community wellbeing in order to build a sense of identity and grow our lifestyle ...
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Information Projects or Projects Under Review/ Evaluation

Recycled Water Strategy

Council is inviting the community to have their say on the development of the Fraser Coast Recycled Water Strategy. The project has been split into three engagement phases. Phase 1included the develop...
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Fraser Coast Animal Management Strategy

Making the Fraser Coast region safer for our animals. Council is developing a Domestic Animal Management Strategy to provide a framework for the delivery of animal management services and initiatives over the next 10 years.
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Hervey Bay City Centre

The Hervey Bay City Centre Revitalisation will transform the region into a primary and popular destination, and cultural and creative precinct, with diverse food, dining, social and shopping experiences on offer.
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Fraser Coast Sports & Recreation Precinct Master Plan

The Fraser Coast Sports and Recreation Precinct at Nikenbah was opened in 2019 and provides facilities for Football, Netball and Oztag. Council is currently drafting a master plan for the remainder of...
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Parks and Open Spaces Projects

ESA Park playground was built several years ago and due to its popularity and exposed site it now requires an upgrade. Council is seeking feedback from the community on the new equipment - help us choose the equipment that you/ your children/ grandchildren would like to play on. We have two design options for the community to choose from.
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Fraser Coast Beachfront Caravan Parks Redevelopment

Fraser Coast Regional Council owns four caravan parks along the beachfront in Hervey Bay at Burrum Heads, Scarness, Pialba and Torquay. Council has now completed the master plans for Torquay and Pialba based on the feedback you have provided.
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Boundary Road Extension Project

Improving Hervey Bay’s east-west road links is vital to meeting the needs of our growing population and to limit traffic congestion, a large part of this solution will be the Boundary Road Exten...
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Hervey Bay Esplanade Master Plan

Council is progressing a Master Plan for the Hervey Bay Esplanade. The Master Plan will set out a 20-year vision for the length of the Esplanade from Point Vernon to Urangan, covering from Highest Ast...
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Local Laws Review

Did you know that local governments administer local legislation? Local laws help communities to be better places to live by regulating certain behaviours, promoting safety, harmony and good rule in t...
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Tiaro Community Planning 2020

Community Planning Community planning is an important mechanism for identifying and understanding community vision, aspirations and priorities for the future and helps enact community led change. Tia...
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Water Supply Security Strategy

Queensland has a dynamic climate with some of the highest and lowest rainfalls in the country. Planning for a secure water supply is essential in this variable climate to support our industry, agricul...
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Graffiti Management & Murals Policy

Graffiti is a complex issue that can have negative consequences in the community, including social and economic impacts. In 2020, Council staff removed graffiti from (but not limited to) - buildings, ...
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Biosolids Strategy

Biosolids Strategy – Stage 2 Fraser Coast Regional Council (Council) is currently reviewing its Biosolids Strategy to identify potential alternative reuse options and take into account emerging ...
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Open Space Strategy

Council is inviting the community to have their say on the development of the Fraser Coast Open Space Strategy. The Open Space Strategy will be a key strategic document that aims to translate the comm...
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Hervey Bay Character Study

Fraser Coast Regional Council is committed to ensuring that strategic planning recognises and enhances the local character of an area, and that communities share what they value about their area to in...
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Major sewage treatment plant capacity increase for Hervey Bay

Fraser Coast Regional Council, through Wide Bay Water (WBW) a business unit of Council, will move ahead with plans to upgrade the Pulgul Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) and expand its recycled water reus...
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Closed Projects

Maryborough Showgrounds and Equestrian Park – Master Plan

The Maryborough Showgrounds and Equestrian Park (MSEP) is a significant facility within the Fraser Coast Regional Council area, developed on a purpose designed 105HA site and is one of the largest mul...
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Wide Bay Water Customer Service Charter

The Wide Bay Water Customer Service Charter sets out service standards for drinking water and recycled water collection and treatment. The Charter is reviewed every 5 years to ensure it continues to m...
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Burrum Heads Community Plan

A vision for the next 10 years! The Burrum Heads Community Plan has been developed from a process led by the Burrum Heads Community Planning Development Group, with input from key stakeholders and the...
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Burgowan Boilers Interpretive Display

Council have acquired two seven meter long boilers used at the No.7 and No.12 Burgowan Mines for an interpretative display installation that promotes the coal history of Howard and the Burrum District...
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Renaming Burrum District Community Centre

Council recently called forpublic comment on naming of the Burrum and District Community Centre as the Mal Chard Community Centre with submissions closing on 16 August, 2020. SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSE...
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Centenary Tree Policy

Council currently honours residents of the Fraser Coast Regional Council area who celebrate their 100th birthday by planting a Centenary Tree to recognise this significant achievement. The recognition...
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Fraser Coast Waterbody Management Strategy

Fraser Coast Regional Council (FCRC) manages a significant number of urban (constructed/artificial) waterbodies. These waterbodies provide a range of social, environmental and economic values and/func...
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Naming Maryborough Showgrounds Campdraft Arena

In response to a Council motion to name the Maryborough Showgrounds Campdraft Arena the "EB Lindley Campdraft Arena", Council at its Meeting held on 28 April, 2021, resolved to direct the Ch...
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Mobile and Internet Black Spot Consultation

Council is seeking your input to inform a study on the mobile (3G/4G/5G) and internet (wireless/broadband (NBN)/ADSL/ADSL2+/cable) network coverage across the Fraser Coast Region and to further identi...
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Hervey Bay Aquatic Centre Master Plan

The Hervey Bay Aquatic Centre Masterplan has been prepared to identify how we can improve the facilities at the centre to meet community needs and aspirations over the next 40 to 50 years. Particularl...
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Naming the Maryborough Showgrounds Woodchop Arena

In response to a Council motion to name the Maryborough Showgrounds Woodchop Arena the "Noel Hansen Arena", Council at its Meeting held on 24 March, 2021, resolved to direct the Chief Execut...
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Naming Maria Creek Pedestrian Bridge

In response to a submission received from a member of the Howard community to name the pedestrian bridge that crosses Maria Creek in Howard "Stoon (Stan) and Olive (Ollie) Thorburn Pedestrian Bri...
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Maryborough CBD Revitalisation - Adelaide Street

The Maryborough CBD Revitalisation Project was modelled on feedback and suggestions made by CBD businesses and property owners during consultation held in mid to late 2013 for the Imagine This City Pr...
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Naming Anzac Park Water Play and All Abilities Playground

We are excited to see the new Water Play Area and All Abilities Playground at Anzac Park taking shape. Construction of the facility started late last year and is expected to be completed by June 2021....
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Waste Services - Owanyilla and Other areas

If available, would you support a paid waste and recycling service in your area? Overview Council is seeking public comment on whether residents in the Owanyilla area and other Fraser Coast property o...
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Fraser Coast Airport Renewal Project

The refurbishment of the Hervey Bay Airport runway and airfield lighting is now complete. These works were vital to the airport’s infrastructure, ensuring the Airport continues to meet required ...
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Illegal Vegetation Damage Consultation - Point Vernon

Overview Council recognises the community and stakeholder interests and concerns in the illegal damage of vegetation along the Hervey Bay foreshore, most recently on Mant St (at Point Vernon). Council...
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Maryborough Revitalisation

Overview The revitalisation of the Maryborough CBD will go to the next level in 2020. There will be new upgrades along Kent Street while the demolition of the old Council administration building will ...
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