Aldi, Masters in three years if Mayor has her way

GLADSTONE will have an Aldi store and Masters in the next three years if Mayor Gail Sellers has her way.

Marking four years as mayor, Cr Sellers said one of her top priorities for the future was the Stockland shopping centre upgrade and other outlets such as Aldi and Masters in the next three years.

Her other priorities include the Phillip St community precinct.

"I want to get that over the line. I believe it will start next year and take three years to build," she said.

Cr Sellers listed not receiving funding for the Phillip St community precinct as one of her worst moments as mayor.

"That was a couple of years ago now but I can still remember how hurt and disappointed I felt," she said.

"I knew we had a very good application and I didn't think we could miss out. That would be my lowest time."

A second bridge built between Boyne Island and Tannum Sands in the next 5-10 years is another priority, as is having a music, arts and drama festival in Goondoon St within 12 months.

A CQ equestrian centre at Calliope also is on the cards.

Planning has already finished and $15 million of funding is required.

Cr Sellers happens it will be a reality within 10 years.

She's also working towards a road between Baffle Creek and Agnes Water within the next five years.