Jumpstarting our city heart
What does a vibrant, revitalised Gladstone city centre look like to you? How can it be transformed into a place where you want to live, play and work?
Gladstone Regional Council is encouraging community members to answer questions like these to assist its mission to put a healthy beat back into the city heart.
Gladstone Region Mayor Gail Sellers said Council was calling for insights from the community on how the social, economic and environmental aspects of the CBD could be improved.
"We want to work with the community to better activate the CBD and reshape it into a vibrant, lively and unique place that is worthy of the title 'city heart'," Councillor Sellers said.
"We want the CBD to be a place where the community and businesses thrive and Gladstone's lifestyle, history and landscapes are celebrated."
Cr Sellers urged residents to contribute their ideas on how this vision could be achieved at the upcoming Jumpstart our City Heart consultation expo.
"We need to hear from the people of Gladstone to create a CBD that truly belongs to them," she said.
"The consultation expo will provide plenty of information about parking, transport, Council's new Planning Scheme, properties and more.
"It will also provide a host of stalls where attendees can comment on specific locations within the CBD and give ideas for event, leisure and cultural opportunities, business diversification, landscaping, facilities, creating street appeal and anything else they envision for the CBD."
All community members are invited to attend the Jumpstart Our City Heart Expo at the Grand Hotel any time between 3pm and 7pm on Thursday, January 21, 2016.
Residents are also encouraged to contribute their ideas via the project's online public engagement forum at www.haveyoursay.gladstonerc.qld.gov.au between January 21 and March 31, 2016.