Mayor to head to Melbourne Cup
MAYOR Rachel Chambers is set to represent the North Burnett region at this year's Melbourne Cup.
This comes after the successful partnership with Mt Rawdon Mine (Evolution Mining) and the North Burnett Regional Council when they hosted the 2018 Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour in Mount Perry during September.
The gold from which the cup is made holds great significance for the region due to it having been sourced from Mt Rawdon Mine in Mount Perry.
To celebrate the region's achievement, Evolution and ABC Bullion, who refined the gold and manufactured the Cup, are jointly hosting a marquee within the Birdcage area of the Flemington Racecourse.
This invitation has been extended to the North Burnett Regional Council to attend the Melbourne cup on Tuesday 06 November 2018.
Cr Chambers said she was delighted to be invited to represent the North Burnett and in particular Mt Perry (Mt Rawdon) at this year's Melbourne Cup.
"The invitation from Evolution Mines did come as quite a surprise,” she said.
Cr Chambers said it is an opportunity to showcase our regions contribution to this iconic event and furthermore have the chance to make sure people know where we are and the importance of what we do is a rare one.
"Suffice to say, with the publicity surrounding the "we made the cup” and the worldwide cup tour, we have certainly been given some great coverage and adults and children alike and even neighbouring regions are claiming Mt Perry as their own,” she said.
Cr Chambers said she points out to the youth of the North Burnett that small beginnings don't mean small endings, at every opportunity she gets.
"That it doesn't matter if your town has 200 people or 2 million. It's the heart of each person and their will to make a difference that counts. Mt Perry, is a small community with a huge heart who make a difference in so many ways and evolution mining have been a big part of enabling the community to do this,” she said.
"So on November 6th whilst many in the region will be trying to pick the right horse, I'll be in Melbourne explaining to everyone I meet how small communities and in particular the North Burnett, contribute greatly to our nation.”