Burdekin Shire Council turns Ayr fountain orange

Published: 12th October 2021

Burdekin Shire Council has turned the Ayr fountain orange for SES Week

Burdekin Shire Council has turned the Ayr fountain orange for SES Week

Ayr locals are turning their heads this week at the town’s water fountain, which Burdekin Shire Council has coloured orange.

To celebrate National SES Week, Council has given the fountain a colourful twist to not only honour the hard work of SES volunteers but encourage more locals to volunteer for the organisation as well.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said the Burdekin Unit of the SES was always looking for members.

“Whether you are graduating high school, working full time, or entering retirement, the SES would love to welcome you no matter how busy you are – the volunteer organisation is made up of working professionals right through to retirees who donate their time and skills whenever they can,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“The SES provide a wealth of free training and resources for volunteers to ensure they are not only prepared to safely assist in the event of an emergency but benefit other areas of their life including employment.

“Council has coloured the Ayr Water Fountain orange this week to raise further awareness of National SES Week and encourage residents to consider volunteering in the lead-up to North Queensland’s 2021-22 disaster season from November to May.”

For more information on the SES or to sign up, visit the SES website.