Boyne-Tannum residents have their say on future planning

MORE than 80 community members had their say on the future planning vision for Boyne Island and Tannum Sands at Wednesday night's Community Visioning Session.

The feedback received from residents on the new structure plan exercise will guide Gladstone Regional Council's future planning for the neighbouring townships.

Councillors, council officers and planning consultant firm Deicke Richards were in attendance to meet with residents and discuss their future aspirations.

Regional Strategy portfolio spokesman Matt Burnett thanked participants for their interest and involvement during the session.

"We heard from residents on the direction they would like to see Boyne-Tannum take in respect to future planning and Council will now develop a shared vision for the area based on this feedback," Cr Burnett said.

He said key messages from the community included recreational opportunities for the area's youth, housing options for the elderly, local employment opportunities, preservation of the existing natural environmental qualities, appropriate tourism expansion, a future aquatic centre, and improved pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure.

"Council will hold a follow-up information night on Thursday, May 22, to report back to the community and stakeholders and receive further comments on our findings from last night," Cr Burnett said.

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