The Bundaberg and greater Burnett region was in the spotlight on the floor of Queensland Parliament today – for all the right reasons.
Local MP Stephen Bennett described the Bundaberg region as “the jewel in the crown” of Queensland during a speech he delivered to promote the region as a tourism hotspot.
“From our ideal position as the gateway to the Southern Great Barrier Reef, our unique and world-class turtle encounters, award-winning rum, beautiful beaches, unrivalled climate and impressive Hinkler Hall of Aviation exhibition – nothing beats the Bundaberg and Burnett region,” Mr Bennett told Parliament.
“No one who visits our famous and desirable Mon Repos Turtle rookery will forget the magic of nesting sea turtles or the hatchlings and the importance of marine conservation.
“Further north, Baffle Creek, Agnes Water, 1770 and surrounds add another dimension to what is great in tourism in the region.
“My message today to all in considering your next holiday destination is that there’s good reason that visitors continue to flock to our region… Make sure you put the Bundaberg Coral Coast and greater Burnett region on your bucket list – you won’t be disappointed.”
Mr Bennett praised key local tourism stakeholders for their ongoing efforts in promoting the region.
“I cannot mention the Bundaberg region’s impressive track-record for delivering world-class experiences without acknowledging those who work tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure we continue to forge ahead in a competitive industry,” he said.
“Our region is fortunate to have a number of highly capable, influential people working within our peak tourism bodies to cement our position as a desirable destination.
“I congratulate Katherine Reid, General Manager of Bundaberg North Burnett Tourism, and her dedicated team who continue to ensure our region thrives.
“I would also like to take this opportunity to commend Duncan Littler, Senior Brand Manager of Bundaberg Rum and Chair of Bundaberg North Burnett Tourism.
“Under Duncan’s guidance, the Bundaberg brand has been splashed around the world, helping to attract international and national visitors to the region.”
Thursday 8 March 2018