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Governor phones in for Bundaberg Region update

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Mayor Jack Dempsey on a conference call with the Governor of Queensland Her Excellency the Honourable Dr Jeannette Young PSM

The Governor of Queensland has been invited to visit the Bundaberg Region during a video call with Mayor Jack Dempsey.

Her Excellency the Honourable Dr Jeannette Young PSM requested the meeting with the Mayor, on 20 January this year, which was also a chance to update her on the latest developments within the region following last month’s severe weather events.

“It was a fantastic opportunity to congratulate Her Excellency Jeanette Young on being appointed Governor of Queensland and also to invite her to the region,” Mayor Dempsey said.

“It was good to catch up now that Dr Young has taken on this new role and provide an update on how the region is dealing with the recent weather events and its impacts on the community.

“We spoke about other challenges including Covid-19 and health care.”

There was also plenty of positive news to share during the video conference with the Governor.

In addition to the region’s exciting renewable industry potential in the hydrogen production space, Mayor Dempsey discussed the latest in Council’s campaign to reduce urban glow and protect nesting and hatching marine turtles.

“In sharing with Dr Young the region’s involvement in a Health and Wellbeing Queensland project it was pleasing to discover that Her Excellency is patron of the organisation, further strengthening the connection she has with the Bundaberg Region.

“I highlighted that, while we might not be the most affluent community, the Bundaberg Region is consistently recognised as being among the most caring and generous communities in the country.”

Mayor Dempsey said he looked forward to continuing the positive relationship and hoped to soon welcome Dr Young to the Bundaberg Region.

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