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'Too early' to fix Bundaberg's sunken marina

By Alyse Edwards, Wednesday February 20, 2013 - 09:17 EDT

The owner of a Bundaberg business that collapsed into the Burnett River in southern Queensland yesterday says it is too early to start repairing the damage.

A section of building at the Midtown Marina in Bundaberg remains inundated after it sank into the Burnett River yesterday morning.

The site, located off Quay Street, is blocked off and the owner Ray Folley says it could remain so for some time.

He says it has been another huge blow to the community.

"Three weeks after the flood and here we are we've got another big belt around the ears, so it's a matter of how much you can keep putting up with," he said.

Mr Folley says he is still considering his options.

"I'm not sure what we're going to do - it's too early days yet," he said.

"I've had a few people ring up and offer help and if they could do something they would do it but there's not really very much people can do at this stage."

He says repair works will start after he meets council to discuss the future of the marina.

Other buildings on the south bank of the river have been deemed structurally sound.


- ABC

© ABC 2013

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