A community piano which has been delighting residents and visitors in the Bundaberg CBD for the past few weeks is again back in action in the centre pavilion.
The piano recently underwent repair work after it was the target of vandalism last week.
Bundaberg Regional Council's Community and Cultural portfolio spokesperson Cr Judy Peters said the piano was first introduced to the area as part of a public art installation and it had struck a chord with CBD visitors.
“As part of the #lovebundy campaign, Bundaberg Regional Galleries placed the piano in the CBD pavilion to promote community engagement and inclusion,” Cr Peters said.
“It was so popular that it was reintroduced at the beginning of the year.
“Unfortunately staff last week found the piano had been vandalised with some of the keys ripped off.”
Cr Peters said while the incident was “extremely disappointing” it would not stop the piano from playing on.
“We could see the community was passionate about this piece of public art and repair work was a must,” she said.
“A local business has worked carefully to restore the piano so it can again be played.”
Cr Peters said she hoped the community would continue to enjoy and respect the instrument.
“We plan to keep the piano in the CBD and hope it will remain a well-loved piece that residents and visitors alike can appreciate and enjoy,” she said.