Port Open Day postponed again
MEMORIES of two years ago came 'flooding' back for Kim Norton yesterday, with rain once again bringing an end to the biennial Port Open Day event.
The event was cancelled in 2003 at the last minute due to torrential rainfall.
In turn yesterday's rain forced organisers to postpone the event until next month.
Ms Norton, who has worked as part of the Central Queensland Ports Authority (CQPA) community relations team to organise the event, said she regretted having to make the decision.
'We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause to those who had planned to attend the festivities (tomorrow),' Ms Norton said.
She said the decision was made with enough time to publicise the cancellation, with the comfort and convenience of visitors in mind. However despite the cancellation of tomorrow's festivities Ms Norton has told residents to keep September 25 open on their calendars for the rescheduled event.
'The rescheduled open day will retain the same format as originally planned, with highlights including port tours of Gladstone Port Central and RG Tanna Coal Terminal, industry displays, free amusement rides and lunch time sausage sizzle and prizes to win,' she said.