Hervey Bay Independent : 7th May 2015
Plan takes fl ight PILOTS who want to own a home with access to hanger space and a runway will be looking towards the Fraser Coast to make it happen. Council has signed a joint venture agreement with a consortium of local businesses to develop a residential airpark at Maryborough Airport. Council owns the land that will be developed by Fraser Coast Residential Airpark Pty Ltd. Fraser Coast Mayor Gerard O’Connell said as part of the Maryborough Airport Master Plan, Council identifi ed an opportunity to develop the land into a residential airpark. The consortium will develop the airpark in at least fi ve stages. Each stage will have a combination of blocks suitable for a house and aircraft hangar and single residential lots with access to common hangar space. “Aviation will become a bigger player in the Fraser Coast economy,” Cr O’Connell said. “This project will attract people to the region... The boost Fraser Coast Residential Airpark director Brad Tallis and Mayor Gerard O’Connell launch the Maryborough Airport Master Plan. in aircraft numbers will help our existing aviation industries and attract new industries, especially in maintenance. “At the same time it will be a boost for the building industry and add another 160 families to the Fraser Coast (who will) attract their friends and families to visit the region.” A director of Fraser Coast Residential Airpark Pty Ltd, Brad Tallis, is also the developer of the 40-lot residential airpark at Nikenbah on Hervey Bay’s outskirts. “We are aiming to sell a mixture of lots ready for people to build on, as well as selling off the plan by early next year,” he said. Mr Tallis is excited about the project and believes it will attract a lot of interest. “Aircraft owners are very passionate about their aircraft and fl ying. “Most have a business which allows them to fl y because it can be an expensive hobby. In some cases it can cost $69 a day for hanger space alone in Sydney. “We aim to attract Household Recycling These items go in your yellow lid recycle bin those people, and their businesses, to the Fraser Coast. I know it is possible because I am one of those people. I have a business in Sydney and fl y down when I need to see clients. The rest I can do over the internet.” Mr Tallis hoped the project would be as successful as the residential airpark at Temora in New South Wales, where an airpark has boosted the region’s economy and spinoffs, such as an aviation museum also attracts many visitors. Remove lids and dispose in green lid bin Rinse MARY RYAN’S Bookshop, Café & ABC Centre Shop 5, 15 Central Ave, Hervey Bay (near the Post Office) Quality booksellers with a great range of titles for all interests C Drink and Glass Containers Takeaway Containers Toilet/Laundry Like us on facebook for information on new releases & upcoming events. www.facebook.com/hbmaryryan Mention this ad to receive 10% off full-priced books before 30th April. What do you put in your recycle bin? Each day at least one truckload of contaminates (non-recyclable materials) are separated from recycleable items at the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF). residents are simply misinformed on what can and can’t be recycled. “One of the biggest problems we face is people assuming that all not the case,” she said. Oil, Sauce & Paper and Cardboard Glass Jars “For example, strawberry punnet containers are recyclable, but not but because they are wax-coated they cannot be recycled and have to be separated”. For safety and hygiene reasons MRF workers are unable to open Newspapers & Magazines Junk Mail Steel and Aluminium Telephone Books Scrap Paper Cardboard, Clean Pizza Boxes & Egg Cartons Recyclable items should be placed loose into your recycle bin. We’ve provided a copy of our recycling fact sheet for residents to placed into your recycle bin. If it’s not on the list, don’t put it in,” Carol said. Steel Food Cans Aluminium Food Cans Empty Aerosol Cans Steel & Aluminium Drink Cans Chocolate & Biscuit Tins www.frasercoast.qld.gov.au/recycling Hervey Bay Independent, May 7, 2015 | 29 NEWSBRIEFS New donors needed THE Fraser Coast blood donor centres in Hervey Bay and Bundaberg are calling on residents to take up available appointments at either centre and take on the role of regularly giving blood. Anyone who can donate is urged to make an appointment by calling 13 14 95 or online at www.donateblood.com.au. Only 1 in 30 people currently donate so new donors are always needed, to meet the demand of patients, as one in every three people should expect to need blood or blood products at some point in their lives for many different reasons, so you can do your bit by making an appointment by calling 13 14 95 or registering online at www. donateblood.com.au. On a cancer QUEST CANCER Council is calling on schools to sign-up in the QUEST against cancer, stating school action was key to helping kids stay healthy. The organisation says too much screen time is signifi cantly diminishing young people’s health and happiness, reducing their fi tness level and making them susceptible to cancer and other chronic diseases in later life. A new program called QUEST works in cooperation with schools and community groups. It is free, and allows schools to set goals and track progress, in cooperation with other QUEST community groups. More information about QUEST, and what the acronym stands for, is available at quest.org.au or 13 11 20.
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