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Fountain flows maroon as Burdekin celebrates Queensland Day


The Ayr Water Fountain will be coloured maroon this weekend to celebrate the anniversary of Queensland’s official separation from the State of New South Wales 161 years ago.

Queensland Day is celebrated on 6 June annually in recognition of the mateship and support embodied by residents statewide.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said with travel restrictions eased, the coloured fountain would be seen by a larger number of Queenslanders making the most of the ideal NQ weather.

“Council is incredibly proud to support Queensland Day by colouring the Ayr Water Fountain maroon. Residents and visitors alike can experience the coloured fountain from this Friday afternoon until Monday morning and I encourage everyone to don their maroon colours this weekend to celebrate,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“Queenslanders are very community minded: we have banded together in the past through cyclones and floods, and now we have all been keeping our distance to slow the spread of COVID-19, which has been recognised through the easing of restrictions for us all.

“I encourage all residents to get outdoors this weekend and celebrate the sort of Winter weather the rest of the world is jealous of: our 300 days of sunshine, beautiful beaches, and friendly locals are just some of the many traits that make Queensland the most enviable State in Australia to live, work and play in.”

The Ayr Water Fountain will be coloured maroon from Friday 5 June until Monday 8 June to celebrate Queensland Day.