Governor General in town to say thank you to Marcia heros

THE Governor General and Lady Cosgrove will visit Yeppoon on Friday to meet residents impacted by Cyclone Marcia and to thank those who have worked tirelessly in the aftermath.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said His Excellency Peter Cosgrove knew from first-hand experience the importance of the brilliant efforts community volunteers, emergency service personnel, and recovery team had put in already, as well as the huge task ahead to rebuild the region.

"The Governor General was appointed by the Queensland Government to lead the taskforce rebuilding communities in the Innisfail region following the devastation caused by Cyclone Larry in 2006," Cr Ludwig said.

"Governor General and Lady Cosgrove's visit will certainly be another welcomed morale boost for our community.

"The Governor General and Lady Cosgrove will arrive at 3pm to inspect some of the damage and affected property owners before visiting the Yeppoon Recovery Centre.

"At 3.30pm the Governor General will go to Beaman Park to meet with the community and to personally thank our SES and other volunteers who have been assisting in the massive post cyclone clean-up."

Cr Ludwig said the assistance given by ADF and all those who came from around the State had been critical in getting the community back to normal as quickly as possible.

In conjunction with the Governor General and Lady Cosgrove's visit, the Yeppoon RSL will host a sausage sizzle in Beaman Park from 3.30pm.

Volunteers and residents are all welcome invited to attend.



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