Park gets back on track

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

MA­NAR Park is used to a bit of mud, but the floods brought much more mud than the tourist at­trac­tion could han­dle.

The Apex Club of Biggenden has helped with the clean-up and re­pairs by rais­ing $4076 through a raf­fle.

The Easter raf­fle money was pre­sented to Ma­nar Park on May 7 and will help to get the park back on track.

Robyn Lai­dler, of Ma­nar Park, said the money would be used to get their fa­mous four-wheel drive and mo­tor­bike tracks and loops back in or­der.

“We will use the money to fuel up the dozer or the grader for re­pairs,” she said.

“The sup­port we have been get­ting is absolutely tremen­dous.”

Ma­nar Park was iso­lated dur­ing the flood­ing and more than 200 guests were stranded.

Food drops and medi­vac chop­pers brought some re­lief dur­ing the disas­ter, but the dam­age was seen af­ter the wa­ters had re­ceded.

“We were closed for five weeks be­cause of the dam­age,” Mrs Lai­dler said.

“All the tracks, the loops and the ameni­ties, they were washed away.”

Photo: Con­trib­uted

WEL­COME BOOST: There were big smiles from David and Robyn Lai­dler, of Ma­nar Park, af­ter Biggenden Apex Club pres­i­dent Brent Leaver hands over $4076 to help with flood re­cov­ery.

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