Several business owners say the area is going ahead in leaps and bounds and now offers a unique and boutique feel.
PHOEBE Bates has spent most of her young life in the children's ward of Hervey Bay Hospital with her mum Renee Bates by her side.
More than 900 cub scouts born in the 21st century have had an eye-opening journey back in time.
Knitters from across the Fraser Coast responded in droves but the biggest challenge is yet to come.
"What this lady is doing is giving people hope that there are people out in the community who care"
Jeanine Croxon and her small team of volunteers aim to reduce plastic waste in Hervey Bay.
Jazz trio the Kitty Kats are returning to the Bay to perform at the Hervey Bay RSL.
Andrew and Chai Sainsbury moved from the Gold Coast to Hervey Bay for a more relaxed lifestyle.