Turtle experience shows Bundaberg’s tourism potential

14 Dec 2011 12:23 PMJann Stuckey

14 December 2011

LNP Shadow Minister for Tourism Jann Stuckey has praised the volunteers and rangers at Mon Repos turtle centre for a wonderful night that highlighted the region’s untapped potential as a tourism market.

The Shadow Minister visited the turtle centre with LNP Candidate for Burnett Stephen Bennett where they had the privilege of seeing some of the 15 turtles that laid eggs last night.

“Visiting Mon Repos and seeing the turtles lay eggs is a unique and interactive  experience that everyone should enjoy at least once in their life, ” Ms Stuckey said.

“Mon Repos and the Bundaberg region needs to have strong support from government and this is why the LNP has launched its short, medium and long-term plans for the tourism industry.

“Campbell Newman and the LNP are 100 per cent committed to the industry which is why tourism is one of our four economic pillars alongside agriculture, mining and construction.”

LNP Candidate for Burnett Stephen Bennett added his praise for the turtle centre and how it could be the centrepiece of tourism in Burnett and Bundaberg.

“It was great to take Ms Stuckey to Mon Repos and I am very proud to have such a wonderful eco-tourism centre in Burnett,” Mr Bennett said.

“Seeing the turtles lay eggs at Mon Repos beach is a real draw card and one that offers both an educational and enjoyable eco-tourism experience. 

“The Shadow Minister’s recently-launched LNP tourism strategy will be of a great benefit to the seat of Burnett, with operators such as the turtle centre, Snakes Downunder in Childers, LARC at 1770 and others all being supported by the policy,” Mr Bennett said.

Media contact: Jann Stuckey 0439 755 919

Sam Russell from Sandgate in Brisbane holds a turtle egg at Mon Repos for LNP Shadow Tourism Minister Jann Stuckey and LNP candidate for Burnett Stephen Bennett.