IS a sense of identity what's missing in Gladstone's CBD?

Should there be a bigger focus on the town's history, or, do you think more retail, dining and parking on Goondoon St would bring people into the town centre?

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Today is your chance to share your ideas on what development you would like to see in the heart of Gladstone.

The council is hosting an 'expo' at the Grand Hotel from 3pm to 7pm, calling for residents ideas on how to bring the CBD back to life.

But if Facebook is anything to go by, only 35 people out of the 346 invited will be there. 

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The council has already asked CBD business owners for their ideas - although it hasn't shared any of those suggestions with us yet.

This isn't the first time residents' have been called on to offer their ideas on revitalising the CBD.

Ten years ago the council formed a detailed, long term plan for the CBD following community consultation which included the development of Library Square and the Civic Square outside the council chambers.

A swimming lagoon at East Shores, a huge shade sail covering one end of Goondoon St and street art sharing stories of Gladstone's history were also part of the vision. 

Now the council wants to know if their decade old plan to bring more people into the city centre is still relevant.

Jump Start our City Heart starts at 3pm, 79 Goondoon St at the Grand Hotel.

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