THE Heritage City will honour its next group of local success stories along the Maryborough Walk of Achievers.
The Wharf Street and Richmond Street attraction – already consisting of more than 90 plaques – recognises the prominent and famous people from Maryborough.
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People who walk the street looking at the plaques are taken on a journey down memory lane, not just because of the names forever etched into the heart of the city, but because the precinct is home to the highest concentration of heritage-listed buildings in Queensland.
Each plaque celebrates the life of a different achiever from Maryborough.
Some of the names you will find on the walk include Professor Lester Peters, Butchulla Elder and author Olga Miller and Olympian Robert Cusack.
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Fraser Coast Division 4 Councillor Daniel Sanderson said the Maryborough Walk of Achievers was a great way to show people, especially the youth, that you don’t need to be from a big city to do extraordinary things.
“Council opens nominations for the Achievers Walk every two years,” explained Cr Sanderson.
“COVID has caused a slight delay as the previous plaques were placed in 2017. They recognised Robert and Arthur Cusack, Tommy King, Mark Moffat, Nathan Flick, Dr Barbara J Bain and Ian and Phil Truscott.
“While we have recognised and celebrated 90 families and individuals, there are many others who should also be recognised.”
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Nominations are now open to identify the next round of achievers.
Application forms and more information on the attraction can be found, here.
Nominations close on 30 November.
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