Maryborough City Hall.
Maryborough City Hall. Alistair Brightman

New residents to be welcomed to the Burra

"COMING to a new town can be daunting and just the simple things can be difficult to find," Maryborough City Progress Association president Kylie Nitz said.

"The association would like to welcome our newest community members and help with those first few months."

Welcome To The Burra will be a new community event, held on the third Sunday of each month.

It will provide an information hub for new residents to gather information relevant to them.

"This will enable new residents to feel welcomed to the region in a relaxed atmosphere and offer avenues to enable settling with community support," Kylie said.

"It will also enable new residents to become familiar with local services, medical and specialist care availability, schools, sporting associations, activities for the ageing, and activities for youth, landmarks, interests, retail, and support services."

New residents will have the opportunity to meet divisional councillors, state and federal parliamentary members personally.

"New residents will be enabled to develop a friendly network by meeting other locals and in a relaxed environment they will be offered a chance to learn our heritage and culture," she said.

"We will encourage existing residents, new and old, to pop down to meet our newest community members.

"As the event grows in popularity we will incorporate good ole fashioned family friendly park games."

A sausage sizzle and drinks will be at the event and hosted by local not-for-profit organisations.

The first Welcome To The Burra will be Sunday, March 18 from 11.30am-1.30pm on the town hall greens corner of Adelaide and Kent Sts.

For more information phone Kylie 0432 681 440.

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