Today the 29th September 2017 the community celebrated the life that was Malcolm Ronald Chard. He gave so much to the local community in the Howard district & will be fondly remembered by all by what he did & gave to those around him & beyond.
CELEBRATING HOW HE LIVED NOT HOW HE DIED
Vic Burgess delivered an address to the respecting crown attending which esposed the virtues of the man that was Malcolm Ronald Chard. He will be fondly remembered by all.
We all share in the grief of his family & know that Mal will always be there close to our hearts.
I attended the ceremony with respect to the man who served his community well.
The following images are just some indication of the adulation the mourners felt.
R.I.P. Malcom Ronald Chard 27th March 1948-21st September 2017-69 years
LET YOUR MEMORIES LIVE ON IN THE HEARTS & MINDS OF THOSE YOU LEFT BEHIND
A $60 MILLION dollar shopping centre and cinema development has been given the green light by the Fraser Coast Regional Council.
Including a roof deck, underground car park, office buildings, a cinema and food court, the Urraween development was given the tick of approval by 10 of the 11 councillors.
Councillor Stuart Taylor was the only person to vote against the development.
The complex will be located on Bay Dr, Urraween opposite Stockland Hervey Bay.
Town planning firm Adam and Sparkes lodged the application on behalf of Quattro Liuzzi Pty Ltd last year, but it is unclear when construction will start.
Councillor Dennis Chapman said he was thrilled the development had been approved, adding that the construction of the project would bring jobs to the region.
He said the new cinema would be state of the art and would offer a great viewing experience for audiences.
“It’s top of the range, it’s all digital, all the latest technology that you can use in a cinema, that’s what they want to use in this cinema,” Cr Chapman said.
He said there were “five star offices” within the the development as well.
“With having five star offices, we can get state and federal officers and try to encourage them to come into regional Queensland, move out of Brisbane and try to come into regional Queensland.
“Because we need those jobs back here, we need people working in offices like that.”
Cr Taylor said he only voted against the project because of issues with the planning scheme, not because he didn’t support the project.
“I have no objection to the cinema, the theatre, in the proposal as it stands,” he said.
“My issue is, is it defined as impact assessable or code assessable.
“Our planning scheme specifically refers to theatres and indicates it should be impact accessable.
“We’ve assessed that it’s code assessable because the officers have deemed it to be a shopping centre.
“The difference between code assessable and impact assessable is simply that with impact accessible the community has the chance to place objections, those objections have to be considered and if that person who makes the objection is not comfortable with the decision, they can appeal it.
“Those appealing processes through the courts are diminished through code assessable.”\
Or perhaps you are new in town and you’re interested in gaining an interesting insight about Fraser Coast history.
Created here is a list of some interesting facts you may or may not know about the Fraser Coast Region.
Maryborough was originally named because of the Mary River trunning through the town.
The Mary River was in turn named after Lady Mary Lennox, wife of Sir Charles Augustus Fitzroy, then Governor of the colony of New South Wales. Both the town and river were named in September 1847, two months before Lady Lennox died in a coach accident in December of 1847.
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It was a darker part of Maryborough’s history when two Pacific Islander labourers named Tommy and George were hanged.
Even though the government decided to hang the men in Maryborough, the town only had a police lock-up instead of an official prison.
Hervey Bay was named by Captain James Cook when he first sailed the eastern coast of Australia in 1770, the waters of the Great Sandy Strait were just too shallow for the Endeavour to sail through.
This led cook to understand that modern day Fraser Island was a Peninsula connected to the mainland. To name the bay, cook honoured his superior officer Admiral Augustus John Hervey, 3rd Earl of Bristol.
Fraser Island has had several names, to the Butchulla people’s it is K’gari, translated as paradise in their language.
To the British Explorer Captain James Cook, it was named the Great Sandy Peninsula.
Over 20 years later at the time it would be the Great Sandy Island when it was recognised as an island by Mathew Flinders.
This island would be renamed after James Fraser due to the events in 1936 when his ship foundered on a coral reef off the north-eastern coast of Australia.
The lifeboat contain Captain Fraser his wife Eliza Anne Fraser and several crew landed on the northern shores of the island which is now known as Fraser Island.
Initially the castaways did trade with the locals indigenous people for goods to repair their boat, until six seaman took guns and set off down the coast to the south.
Eliza later claimed to have been captured and ill-treated by the indigenous populations who had otherwise been known for taking in Europeans and treating them well.
While the truth of her accounts is disputed, the fame they accrued led to further souring relations with the indigenous local peoples and the island being named in honour of James Fraser who had died whilst on this island.
Tiaro’s name apparently is derived from a word of Indigenous origin, meaning a dead or withered tree.
The origin of the name ghost hill stretches back to the beginning of the town, taking on a myth of its own.
The story told today is that a wife in the area, it seems referred to as named as Mrs List, was worried that her husband was late home form his work in Maryborough. Qld.
While concerned the wife took a lantern and went to wait by the road in her long white night bed gown.
At that same time, Boyle Martin and Anders Christiansen were going back to their camp form the Hunter’s Hotel.
Seeing these characters, this wife ran into the shubbery to hide, the men seeing only the long white night gown and a floating lantern really thought they had seen a ghost running through the trees.
Most version of the story mention Boyle Martin.
Boyle Martin was as well the name of the first European to settle in the Hervey Bay area.
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A LUXURY $140 million RV resort is officially under way in Hervey Bay.
The first sod will be turned on Wednesday at the site of Latitude25, a gated community specifically designed for RV and lifestyle enthusiasts.
The development, at Spring Way, Nikenbah, spans 20 hectares and will eventually be home to about 530 people in up to 281 homes.
It encompasses two lakes, green open space, parks, picnic areas and a $5 million state-of-the-art clubhouse and leisure centre.
Each home will have its own purpose-built garage to house its owner’s toys, whether they be an RV, cars or boat.
There will be a mail collection and forwarding service for when residents are on the road, although the full-size tennis courts, bowling green, golf chipping and putting green, billiard room, arts and crafts and games rooms, gym, pool, catering kitchen and bar may make even the keenest grey nomad stay home more.
Director Mick Irwin said Latitude25 would be unlike any other lifestyle community before.
“I’m a local and also an RVer myself, so I’ve seen the need for this style of community for quite some time,” he said.
The clubhouse and leisure centre are due for completion early next year, with the first 15 homes also due to be finished in early 2018.
Home packages will start from $450,000 to $550,000.
$5 million leisure centre with tennis courts, bowling green, library, wifi, gym, pool
Significant wash bay for largest of RVs
First homes ready early 2018
Additional RV spaces connected to utilities for family and friends to visit
Easy access to airport, Bruce Hwy and main roads connecting to Maryborough and marina
MOVE over Noosa, step aside Surfers Paradise and bye-bye Brisbane.
Queensland tourism has a new star – Maryborough.
The historic Queensland town, which has an annual festival devoted to Mary Poppins in June, has recorded a huge surge in tourist bookings for the Easter holidays, according to leading travel website Wotif.com.
Hotel bookings for the town, 30km southwest of Hervey Bay, have skyrocketed 75 per cent for the holiday period compared with the same time last year.
It’s shaping as a bumper holiday period for the whole region, with nearby Rainbow Beach recording a 70 per cent increase in bookings, according to Wotif.com.
Caloundra (up 60 per cent), Redcliffe (50 per cent) and Hamilton Island (almost 50 per cent) round out the top five. Hervey Bay is also expected to be packed, according to booking data from Mantra, Queensland’s biggest hotel group. But leading the pack is Maryborough, famous for its Mary Poppins festival and not much else. CRAP.
Maryborough has a timber city heritage with some of the most beautiful wooden houses in the state. The beer festival & so much more. So get a life ‘Not much else’ ????
Visitors are encouraged to follow the Mary Poppins Trail, in honour of the character’s author P.L. Travers who was born in the town, before checking out the town’s “history and heritage” and “art and culture”.
Wotif.com managing director Daniel Finch said there was plenty for visitors to like about Maryborough.
“This is a small town with a big personality. Not only does it celebrate the world’s most famous nanny with a town statue, visitors can also take part in a Magical Mary Trail, following in the footsteps and learning all about the region’s most famous ‘Mary’ as well as the character filled town itself,” he said.
“It’s a great little town for Queenslanders looking to swap the beach for an inland stay this April.”
He also said it was one of the cheapest holiday options in the state, with a predicted daily accommodation rate of $124 a night through the holiday period.
A PRELIMINARY development approval for the $60 million Scarness resort complex was carried unanimously at Wednesday’s Fraser Coast Regional Council meeting.
The proposal for the resort complex, which includes more than 100 residential units, a shopping complex and office complexes, means the developers will start their assessment of the site and consult with council before construction.
A new roundabout for the local streets in Scarness was also mentioned in the development plans.
Councillor David Lewis raised concerns over the traffic in the area, claiming the development would create problems for the Esplanade streets.
“The proposed roundabout will pose problems for the Queens Rd Esplanade intersection, which is already problematic especially in busy times,” he said.
“In busy times, it (the traffic) can back up a long way along the Esplandade.”
Cr Denis Chapman said it was about trying to use the commercial land as best as possible.
“It’s just a preliminary approval…they’ve got to come back to us and approve it. When you’ve got commercial land, you try and use as much of it as possible,” he said.