Queensland Governor completes Bundaberg Region visit

Governor Paul de Jersey at Burnett Heads State School.
The Governor, Paul de Jersey, with Burnett Heads State School students.

The Governor of Queensland, His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, has completed a series of official engagements in the Bundaberg Region.

Mayor Jack Dempsey welcomed His Excellency at the airport on Tuesday and accompanied him to the Bundaberg Regional Council office, where he met councillors and was briefed on local issues.

Queensland Governor Paul de Jersey
Mayor Jack Dempsey welcomed the Governor of Queensland, His Excellency Paul de Jersey AC, on his arrival at Bundaberg Airport.

The Governor spent the afternoon visiting Bundaberg Fire Station, Bargara Brewing Company and The Generator. This was followed by an afternoon tea at the Burnett Riverside Motel hosted by His Excellency and Mrs de Jersey.

Later, they visited the Mon Repos Turtle Centre.

The Governor of Queensland, His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC with Mayor Jack Dempsey, councillors and executive staff at Bundaberg Regional Council.

The vice-regal visit continued today when the Governor met students and staff at Burnett Heads State School.

His Excellency laid a wreath at Burnett Heads Memorial Park as a mark of respect for local servicemen and women who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Veterans gathered at the Burnett Heads Memorial Park to meet the Governor.

He also visited Bundaberg State High School.

Mayor Dempsey said it was an honour to host the vice-regal visit.

“The Governor has been a distinguished servant of the Queensland people in his current role since 2014 and previously as a Queen's Counsel and judge,” Mayor Dempsey said.

“He has also shown his commitment to the community through service with organisations such as the Cancer Council.”

Highlights from day one of the Governor's visit to Bundaberg.