Flood-hit Bundaberg seafood business reopensBy Eric Tlozek, Thursday February 14, 2013 - 09:44 EDT
One of Bundaberg's best known and biggest seafood businesses is reopening today after being badly damaged in the floods in the southern Queensland city.
Floodwaters swept through the Grunskes restaurant, retail business and the adjacent coolstores.
Its wharves, unloading equipment and refuelling depot have also been badly damaged, affecting the local fishing industry.
However, manager Paul Grunske says the community has helped the business get ready to trade again.
"It's been a massive effort," he said.
"We've had a lot of our staff here and we've had a lot of the public here.
"I think the first day when we get people on the ground here we had 60 people and about 40 of those were volunteers."
Mr Grunske says the damage has affected many trawler operators who use the Bundaberg town reach.
"Given time it will recover - it'll be a long road," he said.
"A lot of this infrastructure has been 20 years or longer in the formulating and the building, so it's not something that bounces back in one or two years."
© ABC 2013
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