The main urban area of Hervey Bay now stretches from Gatakers Bay in the north to River Heads in the south including the suburbs of Point Vernon, Pialba, Scarness, Torquay and Urangan.
One of the fastest growing cities in Australia, Hervey Bay is structured around a network of parks, walkways and cycle ways, and well on its way to becoming one of Australia s most accessible cities.
With 50,000 residents in 2005, population predictions from the Australian Bureau of Statistics indicate Hervey Bay will have 90,000 residents by the year 2021.
Current primary Industries include sugarcane, non-orchard fruit and citrus, livestock (mostly beef cattle) and fishing.
Secondary Industries include manufacturing (wood products, machinery and equipment, food and beverages and fabricated meal products), retailing and wholesaling, construction and transport and storage.
Tertiary Industries include tourism, administration and finance, community services and education.
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