Leader of the Opposition John-Paul Langbroek and Spinnaker Restaurant owner Brett Jensen.
Leader of the Opposition John-Paul Langbroek and Spinnaker Restaurant owner Brett Jensen. Mike Knott

Langbroek attends flood fundraiser

OPPOSITION Leader John-Paul Langbroek made a trip to Bundaberg to attend the Bundaberg Business Flood Relief Fundraiser last night.

“This is one of the first flood fundraisers that I have heard of being organised,” he said.

“It is fantastic to see the spirit of the Bundaberg community coming through in an event like this.”

Yesterday’s visit was the third time the opposition leader had made his way to the region since the floods hit just after Christmas last year.

“I have made the trip in an effort to show the importance of the regions and that they not be forgotten in the recovery phase,” he said.

Mr Langbroek said the fundraiser highlighted the importance of helping businesses recover.

“I’m concerned because a lot of the focus has been on households and businesses may have been forgotten,” he said.

“People need to remember that those businesses provide employment and important services throughout the community.”

He said he was also impressed with how far Bundaberg had come in the clean-up process since his last visit.

“I’m impressed with just how well the local organisations have done through the initial crisis and the clean-up,” he said.

“That includes the local police, SES, public servants who work with council.”



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