Volunteering high in Bundaberg

BUNDABERG residents are keen to volunteer, with more than three times the numbers needed attending the Volunteers in Policing information session on Tuesday night.

Bundaberg Police District Crime Prevention co-ordinator Janet Lindsay said they had 60 people at the event when they had only expected 20.

Potential volunteers will now undergo a selection process before training on February 25.

Tourism food boost

THE region’s food and wine operators will soon experience a boost with a $72,000 grant to Bundaberg North Burnett Tourism to help develop a culinary tourism experience.

Tourism Minister Peter Lawlor announced the grant yesterday as a part of $1 million in funding to regional tourism.

“Bundaberg already has some fantastic tourism products, but both government and industry need to continue to raise the bar by looking for new opportunities and better ways of doing things,” Mr Lawlor said.

Pool is watertight

ANZAC Pool can look forward to its first winter in two years, without having to shut down for repairs.

A spokesperson said, despite previous problems with leaking, the 54-year-old swimming facility was now watertight.

The pool spent the past two winters being repaired after more than 20 leaks were identified during the summer and thousands of litres were being lost every day.

The pool is reported to be maintaining constant water level and a slow trickle of water found after initial repairs has stopped.

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