Fraser Coast Property Industry Association

Fraser Coast future: booming population demands bold planning | 2 May 2024

AS WE Navigate the post-COVID landscape, Fraser Coast is experiencing a transformative population boom. Pre-pandemic, our population stood at approximately 106,796. Fast forward just four years, and this number has surged to 118,505. With projections originally set for 130,706 by 2041, current trends suggest we could see numbers between 150,000 and 160,000 within 20 years. […]

Does the new Town Planning Scheme plan for AI? | 5 April 2024

AS THE Fraser Coast Regional Council gears up to unveil its town planning scheme in 2025, a pivotal opportunity looms on the horizon—an opportunity to embrace the transformative wave of artificial intelligence (AI) that is set to redefine our future. With the plan poised to chart the region’s course over the next two decades, the […]

07/02/2024 Are Internet Trolls holding Hervey Bay back?

IN HERVEY Bay, the presence of internet trolls on social media platforms like Facebook, who vocally criticise every development, poses a significant challenge. These individuals, who can be likened to the Muppets’ characters Waldorf and Statler, are not only vocal but their actions have real consequences. Their negative and misleading commentary can adversely affect property […]

11/01/2024 – 21 Storeys – Should we, or Shouldn’t we?

21 storeys – Should we, or shouldn’t we? THIS is the question raging around Hervey Bay at the moment. There are also a lot of mistruths and scare campaigns going on around the 21-storey application and the idea of going higher. FCPIA don’t advocate on individual applications, and I would like to throw some facts […]

30/11/2023 – Fraser Coast is in the Shadows!

WHEN is the Fraser Coast going to get out of the shadows of the Wide Bay and really form its own identity as a region, like the Sunshine Coast? The Wide Bay as an entity disadvantages the Fraser Coast. We are always treated as the poor cousins when it comes to funding from government departments, […]

02/11/2023 Should Politicians focus on infrastructure?

AFTER a failed “Voice” campaign incurring over $450Mil in costs and months of distraction from the key issues affecting the majority of the population, you must ask what our politicians’ priorities are.You would think infrastructure and the cost of living and housing should be up there as key priorities.In Queensland, we have State and Council […]

04/04/22 Experts shoot down claims Wide Bay property market has stalled

Glen Winney says Fraser Coast, Bundaberg, Gympie property markets strong New REA Group data has revealed 113 of Queensland’s 775 towns and suburbs experienced a fall in median house prices since hitting their peak. Eight of these were in the Wide Bay. Home hunters looking for a unit in the Wide Bay will have to […]