And the finalists of the Fraser Coast 2017 Business and Tourism Awards are…

And the finalists of the Fraser Coast 2017 Business and Tourism Awards are…

Judges have been poring over the entries in the 2017 Business and Tourism Awards and chosen finalists in each of the 19 categories.

Fraser Coast Tourism and Events general manager Martin Simons said this year there had been a strong response from first-time entrants with the categories of customer service; professional services; and restaurants, cafes, and hospitality attracting the biggest number of submissions.

The judging panel included the presidents of the Hervey Bay, Maryborough and Tiaro Chambers of Commerce along with the chairman of Fraser Coast Tourism and Events.

“From a judging perspective, the standard of submissions was very high and it was great to see a diversity of businesses entering,” Hervey Bay Chamber of Commerce president Sandra Holebrook said.

The countdown is now on to the awards ceremony on November 3 when the winners will be revealed at a gala dinner at the Beach House Hotel.

Mr. Simons said the top award, Best Fraser Coast Business, was chosen from category winners and there were special awards for long-term achievement and hall of fame inductees.

A bumper crowd of more than 300 business and civic leaders is expected on the night which is the Fraser Coast’s premier business and tourism event.



Mantra Hervey Bay

Oceans Resort and Spa Hervey Bay

The Beach Motel


Best Fraser Coast New Business

BreakOut The Room

Climate Control Systems

DSB Property Management


Caravan and Budget Accommodation

Fraser Island Retreat

GoodEnough4theBush B&B

Palace Hostel


Customer Service

First Class Accounts Fraser Coast

Maryborough RSL

Spa Botanica


Education Provider

Aldridge State High School

Maryborough State High School

Riverside Christian College


Events and Events Management

FraserPop – Maryborough State High School

Hog’s Hervey Bay 100 Triathlon

Urangan State High School


Hall of Fame inductees

Aquavue Café Watersports

Fraser Explorer Tours


Health Provider

Attune Hearing

Australian Hearing

Xtreme Rejuvenation Clinic



Classic Coatings

Hyne Timber

Urangan State High School



Kingfisher Bay Resort Group

Mitchells Realty

Vivid Home Builders


Primary Industries and Agri-Business


Hard Rock Quarries

Wide Bay Seedlings


Professional Services


First Class Accounts Fraser Coast

Suthers George Lawyers


Restaurants, Cafes and Hospitality

Hervey Bay RSL

Maryborough RSL

The Vinyard




Beautiful Elegance



Tourism – Land Based

Bamboo Land Nursery and Parklands

BreakOut The Room

Palace Adventures


Tourism – Marine Based

Boab Boats

Tasman Venture


Trade and Manufacturing

Classic Coatings

Hyne Timber

Vivere Building

Vivid Home Builders


Fraser Coast Young Achiever of the Year nominees

Kodie Axelsen

Mac Buxton

Lars Olsen

Article provided by: Fraser Coast Tourism Events

Photo Credit: Kim Parnell

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