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.
Congratulations to the Australian city of Bundaberg & the Vanuatu city of Luganville for joining forces to formalise a sister city relationship. Mayor Jack Dempsey of Bundaberg & Lord Mayor Peter Patty of Luganville signed an MOU on 28 July during a video call. #TugetaYumiStanap pic.twitter.com/E6kGjteq53— Sarah deZoeten (@AusHCVanuatu) July 29, 2021
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.