Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Flood-hit Bundaberg seafood business reopens

By 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

© ABC 2013

More breaking news

ABC News
Sydney Morning Herald
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

More stormy weather expected for Victoria

20:32 EST

Damaging winds are forecast to affect Victoria overnight as a cold front moves into the Bight.

Tasmania sets wet weather record after big dry, with days to spare

16:31 EST

For many Tasmanians it will be no surprise the heavy rains since the beginning of May have set a new three-month record, before the end of the period.

Adelaide weather: Flood watch for Hills, Sealink ferries cancelled as cold front approaches SA

14:46 EST

A flood watch is current in the Mount Lofty Ranges near Adelaide as another cold front approaches the region.