Honour handed to popular resident

HAVING a bridge named after you is pretty special and no one is more deserving than Murgon icon Bill Roberts.

Last Friday South Burnett Regional Council Mayor Wayne Kratzmann and councillors officially unveiled the Bill Roberts Bridge along Lamb St, Murgon.

Mr Roberts has been an active member of Murgon and the South Burnett for many years, having served as mayor of Murgon for some time.

Cr Kratzmann said Mr Roberts was the reason he joined council and said he had been an inspiration and mentor during his career.

"Bill gave me my first job and I think if it wasn't for his reference I would not be where I am today," he said.

"I tried to think of wonderful words to describe Bill, but I couldn't come up with anything which would do him justice. Bill always uses great words and descriptions and all I could come up with was three words.

"Bill is A great man.

"He has accomplished so much and has a lot of pride for Murgon and it takes A great man to achieve the things he has."

Mr Roberts's wife and three children were on hand to witness the unveiling.

Mr Roberts said he thought it was lovely to have a bridge named after him.

"It's a real privilege and honour to have this bridge named after me," he said.

"Like the Frank Fisher Bridge, which links Cherbourg to Murgon, I would like to think this bridge has a similar significance."

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