FUND­ING PRO­VIDES SHEL­TER

Over­look­ing the weir with a view

Central and North Burnett Times - - FRONT PAGE - Philippe Co­querand philippe.co­querand@cnbtimes.com.au

THE Mundubbera Ro­tary Club has al­most fin­ished the shel­ter shed over­look­ing the weir, pro­vid­ing wel­come shade dur­ing the hot­ter months.

The weir, also known as ‘Pos­sum Par­adise’, is one of Mundubbera’s favourite land­marks and con­sis­tently draws tourists in.

Trea­surer Gavin Ford said it was a great ini­tia­tive that would al­low peo­ple to have ac­cess to the best spot near the weir.

“We had a meet­ing where we dis­cussed the best place for the shel­ter shed and de­cided that since there was no shel­ter in the vicin­ity, that we’d build one there,” he said.

“A lot of peo­ple use that walk­way area and some­times the other shel­ter ar­eas are full and can­not be ac­cessed so it’s good for those tak­ing some lunch and just en­joy­ing the view of the Bur­nett River.”

The Mundubbera Ro­tary, and Bendigo Bank funded $17,000 to build the shel­ter shed.

“It won’t have a bar­be­cue and it won’t be pow­ered, it’ll just be a shel­ter for peo­ple to go into and the club is still work­ing on pro­vid­ing the seat­ing at this point in time,” Mr Ford said.

Club pres­i­dent Mark Robert­son said it was a great place to sit and ad­mire the view of the Bur­nett River.

“It’s a won­der­ful view and

❝ A lot of peo­ple use that walk­way area and some­times the other shel­ter ar­eas are full and can­not be ac­cessed.

— Gavin Ford

quite a few car­a­van­ners come to the area to en­joy the site,” Mr Robert­son said.

“This place is called Pos­sum Par­adise as one day we were chatting to the group and there was this pos­sum climbing up the tree, and the next night we saw around 40 pos­sums in this tree and the lo­cals all thought we were pulling their leg.

“It turns out they were yel­low belly pos­sum glid­ers and they were jump­ing off every tree in the vicin­ity.”

The club’s next step is putting in the table and chairs, ex­pected to be fin­ished later this month. The club thanksits spon­sors.

PHOTO: PHILIPPE CO­QUERAND

SUC­CESS: Mark Robert­son, David Leng, Gavin Ford, Judy Ballin and Michelle Pow­nall at the weir.

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