I started mapping the city of Hervey Bay, QLD a few days ago. It’s a nice city with close proximity to the coast and serves as the gateway to Fraser Island. Incorporated from 4-5 nearby coastal villages, Hervey Bay surely has much potential for tourism.
However, it does not have a hard urban core, a shopping precinct with old buildings and parklands and blabla.. Instead, it possesses a long coast, which is … too long and serves no link to any combined urban centre as in other real city. Ah, the area of Pialba around the Hervey Bay library, Pialba Place and USQ can be said as a preparatory centre, however, it is too small and underdeveloped, thus cannot be considered as a real centre.
Perhaps, I believe, the Council needs to work more on this to make it a liveable place.
** In OSM, I have to redraw the roads, which seem to have been automatically generated from incorrect data. I also have classified some roads as Tertiary and redraw several roundabouts.
The USQ campus was drawn as well, although I’m not sure if the campus area is correct or not.