Bundaberg residents will get a flavour of Australia today, with the region combining generous helpings of its best food, music and activities as part of a family-friendly Great Australian Bites.
Nielson Park will be an idyllic backdrop for Bargara’s Great Australian Bites celebration – the fourth year the State Government has partnered with Bundaberg Regional Council to present the event.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said Australia Day was a time for Queenslanders to come together to reflect, respect and celebrate on Australia’s national day.
“Australia Day is an opportunity to reflect on what it means to be Australian, to celebrate our great lifestyle and to acknowledge our history,” the Premier said.
“Communities large and small are the foundation of our multicultural country, and I encourage all Queenslanders, far and wide, to come together to celebrate on our national day.
“We are all so lucky to live in Queensland, and my government is proud to continue its work to promote our State’s wonderful diversity.”
Member for Bundaberg Tom Smith encouraged locals to get involved and head to Nielson Park Beach on Thursday.
“This is the fourth year that the Palaszczuk Government has partnered with the Council to put on this event.” Mr Smith said.
“In recent years, our community has displayed its pride in embracing the many diverse cultures that has shaped our region’s history and present-day lifestyle.
“By coming together at Nielson Park and enjoying a fun, safe, and well organised community orientated event, we can all enjoy what makes Bundaberg so unique and welcoming.”
“It really be another fantastic day in the region for friends and family alike to enjoy.”
The Australia Day program of events is proudly supported by the State Government in partnership with the Australian Government through the National Australia Day Council.
Rotary Club of Bundaberg City Daybreak will host the event, working in collaboration with Bundaberg Regional Council and Great Australian Bites, to produce a fun and affordable day out for families.
The Great Australian Bites event aims to bring the community together from 11 am to 5.45 pm, Thursday 26 January.