Burdekin projects in pipeline
TOURISM, residential developments and CBD upgrades will be among the 2007 highlights in the Burdekin.
Burdekin Shire Council mayor Cr Lyn McLaughlin said council would also look at promotingtourism in the region in the new year.
‘‘There is a real positive feel in the community,’’ she said.
Council would look to further promote the abundance of water in the Burdekin in an effort to see the shire forge further ahead.
Cr McLaughlin said she was lookingforward to the completion of stage two of the revitalisation of the shire’s CBDs includingthe construction of a piazza at the Burdekin Theatre forecourt.
Home Hill is set to become a travellers drawcard with a new information centre to open in the refurbished Home Hill railway station building.
Cr McLaughlin said she would like to see more residential allotments developed in zoned areas in 2007.
‘‘There is also a need to develop more industrial land,’’ the mayor said.
The highlight of the Burdekin social calender in the New Year will no doubt be the Burdekin bridge 50th anniversary celebrations.
It will be a huge week of 1950s-style celebrations, kicking of on June 10, with the main ceremony earmarked for June 16.
The official ceremony will include the namingof the bridge, unveiling the plaque, reenactingthe walk across the bridge on the opening day and rememberingthose who lost their lives in the bridge’s construction.