Babinda Information Centre celebrates 25.5 years

Left to Right Standing: Patsy Hannam, Joe Bartolo, Sue Muzic, Rose Sneddon, Marilyn Brand, Sandra Bardini, Kay Jago, Lorraine Sheehan, Lorraine Kruckow, Patsy Penny, and Barry Jago. Left to Right Sitting: Annie Wonga, Royce Ryan, Jill Yoeman, and Pam Vicarioli.

The Babinda Information Centre recently celebrated 25.5 years of volunteering and serving the Babinda community.

The Babinda Information Centre is a completely volunteer-run centre with support from the Cairns Regional Council. 

“All of the volunteers do a wonderful job of supporting the Babinda community, helping visitors, and promoting the town, which contributes to Babinda’s growing reputation as the jewel in the tropics,” said Councillor Brett Moller.

The Centre opened for business and welcomed their very first visitors, a young couple from Fern Bay, Newcastle, on Thursday, September 28, 1995.

Some of the original volunteers who helped set up the Centre in 1995 are still active members and others are Life Members.

The centre is located on the highway in the beautiful blue building which was once the Babinda Police Station.

It was moved to the current location when the highway was widened.

The Info Centre team celebrated this wonderful achievement with a presence at the Babinda Markets.

Volunteers handed out brochures and shared their knowledge with locals and tourists alike.

Councillor Brett Moller presented certificates of appreciation to members and local state Member for Hill, Shane Knuth MP joined in the celebrations with a morning tea at the Babinda Golf Club.

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