WE ASKED Bundaberg people to tell us why they were lucky to live in Bundaberg.
This is what they had to say...
1. They make rum here.
2. Because there's gonna be a skid pad.
3. I love that you are practically five minutes to anywhere in town. The traffic is a breeze compared to the cities. The people are nice, the weather is awesome and my beautiful friends and family are with me in this great town.
4. We survived the floods.
5. It's where the city meets the coast.
6. It is sad that most people who hate living living in Bundaberg or surrounds have never lived anywhere else...I'm from victoria have been here 15 years and love it through floods and all. If you don't like that much there is a highway out of town and a good airport. I have tried elsewhere and this is where I choose to raise my family. Love it here.
7. The sunshine, the sugar cane, driving over the old bridge, going past the water tower, driving around the rivers and beaches, and to make sure the smoke is still coming out of the chimney at the rum distillery, first job after I got out of the plane coming home.
Lindsay Burl Ives
8. The beautiful weather.
9. I've lived in quite a few places. Compared to other towns and cities it has been relatively easy to establish a great network here - one that has allowed me to create a living for myself doing things I love.
10. Because of all the hot looking men that live here!
11. The people, the ocean, the rivers, the beaches, the smell of sugar cane.
12. It really is one of the nicest places to live, I met my husband here and we have two gorgeous daughters. I love this place.
13. It's an easy place to live, with plenty of festivals, markets, beautiful beach side living with award winning eateries in just about every part of our region - that's why.
14. Travelled heaps overseas and around Australia, would not live anywhere else. Perfect climate and beautiful beaches, rivers and bush all around us. Best town in the best state in the best country in the world. Hey but that's just my opinion. Cheers.
15. It's a great place to live, and I love the sense of community.
Lynn C Merry