Riverwalk put in focus
Group brainstorms ideas to reap benefits from Gayndah track
WALKING the Gayndah river track gave the community a chance to have input into its final design.
Rotarian Lex Webster and North Burnett Regional Council chief executive officer Mark Pitt led a group along the walk from the Gayndah Museum to the Golden Orange Hotel Motel on Monday.
Locals and business owners were joined by North Burnett councillors and Bundaberg North Burnett-Tourism general manager Rick Matkowski.
Mr Matkowski said the river walk would be an asset to the town that would encourage visitors to stay longer.
He said with Gayndah’s cultural and historical assets, the river walk could “link it all together”.
“The river itself is a much underutilised resource,” Mr Matkowski said.
The guided tour also prompted plenty of brainstorming about how it would best benefit the town.
“Rather than the river walk being in isolation, we need to drag people back up onto the main street so there’s a flow- on effect for local businesses,” Mr Pitt said.
The construction and maintenance of the track was boosted with a grant received by Gayndah Rotary.
A working bee will be held on Saturday morning at Maltby Pl for those willing to lend a hand.
BRAINS TRUST: Residents put their heads together to help make the river walk a boon for Gayndah.