After more than a decade of funding applications, lobbying politicians, fundraising events, community awareness campaigns, blood, sweat and tears, the new Hervey Bay Community Centre became a reality and construction commenced. The dream for a new centre was achieved with funding from local, state and federal government and thanks to the fundraising efforts of the combined Rotary Clubs of Hervey Bay as well as the participants of the Tour de Bay Charity Bike Ride and the Hervey Bay Community Bank’s sponsorship of the Tour de Bay.