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Fire ban imposed after dry November

A fire ban is now in place across the Bundaberg Region after the second driest November since airport records began in 1942.

End of an era for the Federal Backpackers Hostel

Demolition of the Federal Backpackers Hostel will be finalised in early October marking the end of an era for the historical CBD building.

Bundaberg Region ideal for firefighting air tanker

Bundaberg Region Mayor Jack Dempsey says basing a large air tanker at Bundaberg Airport would help fight fires across the state.

Nature fights back to mask fire effects at Woodgate

Eight months on from the devastating bushfires which consumed almost 5000 hectares of the Burrum Coast National Park, the regeneration of flora and the re-emergence of fauna is becoming evident.

Hostel fire recovery on track

A thorough assessment of the Federal Backpackers Hostel and Spotted Dog by Emergency Services, Engineers, Insurance assessors and Council officers lead to its removal to guarantee public safety.

UPDATE – Federal Backpacker Hostel fire

The Local Disaster Management Group had met to discuss the welfare of backpackers affected by the Federal Backpacker Hostel fire.

Outpouring of community support for backpackers

The Bundaberg region community has once again shown their generosity, offering help for the Federal Backpackers fire victims.

Mayor acknowledges team effort in fire emergency

Mayor Jack Dempsey has thanked Emergency Services, volunteers and council staff who worked as a “well oiled machine” overnight at the Spotted Dog and Federal Backpackers fire.

Childers Backpackers Hostel fire memorial video

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the tragic Childers Backpackers Hostel fire, Bundaberg Regional Council produced a special video.

Floral tributes honour 15 young lives lost

Floral tributes placed against the glass memorial wall were a tangible salute to the 15 lives lost in the Childers Backpackers Hostel fire 20 years ago.

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