28/10/2021

Luganville and Bundaberg create city relationship

Luganville and Australian city of Bundaberg have joined forces to formalise a sister city relationship.

Mayor Jack Dempsey of Bundaberg and Lord Mayor Peter Patty of Luganville signed a memorandum of understanding yesterday 28 July during a video call.

Luganville is the second largest city in Vanuatu after the capital Port Vila; it is located on the island of Espiritu Santo and has a population of 18,062 as of the 2020 census according to Wikipedia.

Bundaberg is an Australian city on Queensland’s coast. It’s known for Bundaberg Rum, and the Bundaberg Distillery offers museum tours and tastings. Bundaberg Botanic Gardens is home to the Hinkler Hall of Aviation, dedicated to solo long-distance pilot Bert Hinkler. Nearby on the coast is Mon Repos Regional Park, home to sea turtles, and offshore is Lady Elliot Island, part of the Great Barrier Reef.