Dear Henry 

Are you making the most of having one of Australia’s favourite destinations as your backyard? There really is no place like the Fraser Coast when it comes to the range of interactive natural experiences and outstanding attractions on offer.

So over the Easter Break and beyond why not visit the incomparable Fraser Island …. explore the stunning aquatic playground of the Great Sandy Strait …stroll on golden beaches… discover fascinating living history or visit one of the region’s charming countryside areas.

This newsletter is your guide to living life happy in your own backyard.  Each month, it will be packed with places to visit, special locals deals, events information, competitions and much more.






In The Issue
STAYcations – Live Life Local and save!
Be quick for some Hot Deals
Win, win, win!
Do you have an old Staycations Card?
118th Heritage Queensland Eisteddfod in Maryborough
Hervey Bay Triathlon
Turning back the clock 150 years
Easter Fun Day and Twilight Markets
Other egg-citing Easter Events

Our Fraser COst

My Fraser Coast
Arts and Culture
Received & published  by Henry Sapiecha 




Expore Region 

Thursday 21 April
Easter Fun Day and Twilight Market



Friday 22 April
Toogoom Easter Fair 



22 April – 24 April
Burrums Heads Easter Fishing Classic 



Saturday, 23 April
Easter Fun Day 



Sunday, 24 April
Easter Sunday in the Park



11 April – 24 April
118th Heritage Queensland Eisteddfod 



30 April – 1 May
Hervey Bay Triathlon 



14 May – 15 May
Wings, Warbirds and Wheels 



26 – 28 May
The Fraser Coast Show 



11 June – 13 June
Queensland Brass Band Championships 



Sunday 12 June
World’s Greatest Pub Fest 



Parks and Picnic Trails
The weather on the Fraser Coast is just made for long, lazy days in the great outdoors. So grab the family and friends, fill the picnic basket with goodies and start working your way around the region’s fantastic collection of parks, gardens, playgrounds and nature reserves. 

Click here for parks and gardens within the Fraser Coast Region.



Markets Trail
It is hard to resist the appeal of a local market with its fresh, seasonal produce, handmade creations, original giftware and grassroots colour and enterainment. 

On the Fraser Coast, your can find a market to visit every weekend and every Thursday and Friday. Click here for more



NEW interacitve self guided Heritage Walk Tour 

Maryborough’s heritage walk tour, which takes in around 50 points of interest in the city area, is now available as an exciting new interactive tour which can be accessed by a smart phone, iPhone, iPad, tablet device or a PC.

Take a self-guided tour around Maryborough’s historic city centre and Portside precinct that features images, historical and architectural details and audio commentary for each particular site.

The interactive tour is one of the first of its kind in Australia to utilise cross platform web based technology, allowing users to access the tour via a web-address or with a smart phone, Tablet or iPhone. It is another initiative by Fraser Coast Regional Council to support local tourism.

The tour can also be viewed online at www.maryboroughwalk.info or look out for the QR scan code on the new signage outside the City Hall Visitor Information Centre.




1 April 2011Hello

Become a Fraser Coast ambassador this Easter.

Have you experienced all the attractions that the Fraser Coast has to offer so that you can pass the good news on to friends and family who might want to visit?

With Easter approaching I would encourage all Fraser Coast residents to consider holidaying at home.

Use the Staycations Card attached to the Council’s quarterly newsletter that was recently delivered to all 46,000 households in the region to take advantage of great discounts and deals from regional businesses and attractions and explore your fantastic backyard.

By holidaying, shopping and dining locally, you are helping businesses affected by the drop in the number of tourists to the region. If they are supported, they will in turn support other businesses in the region.

So live life local during Easter! You will be holidaying in the best region in Australia by far and helping your community.

Mick Kruger
Fraser Coast Mayor Henry Henry


Celebrating 150 years of municipality

The Fraser Coast will mark 150 years of Local Government with a re-enactment of the first local government election and meeting in Maryborough, and descendants of people involved are invited to take part.
The re-enactment and other celebrations will be held during the week 25 to 30 April.


Nominate for Mayoral Environment Awards

Nominate your favourite Fraser Coast environment group, project or individual for a Mayoral Environment Award. Nominations close on 29 April.
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Queensland Eisteddfod attracting top adjudicators

A selection of Australia’s top musicians will adjudicate at the 118th Heritage Queensland Eisteddfod which takes to the stage at the Brolga Theatre, Maryborough from 11 to 24 April. Book for the shows now to ensure you don’t miss out on this feast of musical performances.
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Use your Companion Card at Hervey Bay pool

Companions of people with a disability can now enter the Hervey Bay Aquatic Centre free of charge thanks to the Council introducing the Companion Card program to the pool.


Fraser Coast popular choice for 2013 Ulysses Club AGM

Interest in the Fraser Coast was running hot in Newcastle last week with visitors to the Ulysses AGM Event 2011 keen to discover what our region has to offer them when they attend the 2013 Ulysses AGM Event on the Fraser Coast.


Maggs Hill Road now open

Maggs Hill Road which links Doolong Flats with Main Street in Hervey Bay has been reconstructed, sealed and is now open to traffic.


2011 Fraser Coast Heritage Awards

It’s time to enter the 2011 Fraser Coast Heritage Awards which recognise contributions made to the preservation of the region’s historic buildings.
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Pedal pushing for cancer research

Council employee Denise Cox and her team of cyclists are planning to ride 200km in two days in August to raise funds for cancer research and they need your support.


New roof for main hall at showgrounds

Fraser Coast Contractor Andrew Lakey is replacing the roof on the main hall at Maryborough Showgrounds and Equestrian Park.
The $120,000 project should be completed by 5 April, depending on the weather.


Community Voice, Have Your Say 

Next Community Chat – Urangan Central Shopping Centre
Council holds regular Community Chats in various localities to hear ideas and concerns and to keep residents informed on what Council has planned for their area.
The next Community Chat is at: 

Urangan Central Shopping Centre
Tuesday 19 April 9am to 4pm

More >


Your say: Draft Tree Management Policy
Time is running out to have your say on how Council should manage its trees throughout the region. Have your say by 8 April.
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Received & published by Henry Sapiecha