Bundy’s Chinese garden to be redeveloped
A REPRESENTATION of the beautiful culture of Bundaberg’s sister city, Nanning, will be created through a refurbishment of the Chinese Garden at the Botanic Gardens.
Mayor Jack Dempsey said the Nanning delegation that visited Bundaberg last week inspected the Chinese Garden area and provided drawings and artistic impressions of the proposed re-establishment of what will be known as the Nanning Gardens.
“I was delighted to meet with Nanning’s Deputy Mayor, Mr Liu Weimin, and to sign a memorandum of understanding regarding the staged upgrade of the Chinese Gardens,” he said.
“Deputy Mayor Weimin, on behalf of Mayor Zhou Hongbo and the Nanning People’s Government, has very generously offered to fully fund Stage One of the refurbishment.
“Mayor Zhou has visited Bundaberg previously and identified the Chinese Garden as an area for joint co-operation in undertaking an upgrade that more accurately reflects Chinese culture.
“Deputy Mayor Weimin met onsite last week with council officers to discuss the proposed upgrade. Stage One will include a new entry gatehouse, upgraded path and alterations to the bridge including new balustrade.
“Future upgrades will include work on the pavilion, inclusion of sculptural elements and soft planting upgrades.
“Project staff from Nanning and Bundaberg Regional Council will jointly work on the project.
“Once completed this will indeed be a representation of ‘a beautiful Nanning in a foreign land.”