CITY BRIGHTSIDE: Street art idea has merit

ARTIST Jamie Kirby wants to see more legal street art in the city and I think we should all back him with all our might. 

Quality street art in the right places raises the profile of a town. 

Jamie's idea for a street art festival is clever and modern and we need more events to get people coming to our region. 

Street art doesn't have to just be a "young person" thing either - there's no reason older people couldn't get involved and enjoy it as well. 

Cane and rum and turtles are all fabulous institutions but it doesn't mean we can't add new, fresh and exciting extras to our region that target new audiences. 

Sometimes I feel there's an unwritten rule in Bundaberg that if we modernise too much we'll risk losing who we are as a community. 

Sometimes I feel there's an unwritten rule in Bundaberg that if we modernise too much we'll risk losing who we are as a community. 

But the heart of the community is beating harder than ever before, and the only thing we risk losing by holding back is our joy of life. 

Thinking big is the best way to blossom, but if every big idea gets a snub then we'll be left wilting and in 20 years time the kids born today will be packing their bags and leaving our city just like they do now. 

People like Jamie are young people who clearly love the region and that's nothing to be sniffed at. 

Bundy could be a place people would want to come to holiday because we have so much to offer. 

Adding more to our plate of attractions can only ever be a good thing. 

Bundaberg has potential to be a tourism hub, and I think we should get behind people who are thinking forward before they get tired and move on.



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