FUNDING PROVIDES SHELTER
Overlooking the weir with a view
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.
SUCCESS: Mark Robertson, David Leng, Gavin Ford, Judy Ballin and Michelle Pownall at the weir.