BUNDABERG Regional Council may be suffering some sort of “poor me” syndrome with its publicity regarding needing another “icon” to bring folk to the area. If the council thinks it can mimic or outperform the Childers Multicultural Festival, it is definitely dreaming. I do not recall (but could be wrong) that any previous festivals, air displays or whatever has managed to bring 50,000 or more to the
If the council thinks it can mimic or outperform the Childers Multicultural Festival, it is definitely dreaming.
area at no cost to the folk attending. I parked at the northern end of the Childers township, and noted interstate number plates from every state in Australia on vehicles of all configurations, from motorhomes, caravans, motorbikes, cars and four-wheel drives as well. Obviously the word has spread Australia-wide about the quality of the entertainment, food and products on sale at this festival – and all for free? When driving back to Bundaberg via the Childers Rd, the rest area at Apple Tree Creek was overflowing with vans and motorhomes, which, in turn, was a free night’s accommodation, but hopefully added to the coffers of Apple Tree Creek businesses. So when the council is contemplating another idea to attract folk to the city of Bundaberg, they do need to think long and hard about what can be different and not mimic something that already exists (and charge for the privilege). S CHARLES Pine Creek