Muster info centre almost ready

THERE’S a new way for Mustergoers to access information this year.

Construction of a relocatable information centre is just about finished on site at the Optus Gympie Music Muster.

Skill Centre Queensland construction manager Peter Cox said all the materials were donated for the project.

Most of the building supplies came from Skill Centre, while Scott Sutton Building Solutions donated weatherboards and Budget Steel gave the fittings.

Construction stepped up this week after workers volunteered their time during the past few months.

“Now we’re under the pump,” Mr Cox said.

Brennan Electrical contractor Ryan Gill put the finishing touches on the structure on Monday.

The Muster officially opens on August 23 and runs until August 27, but the Amamoor Creek State Forest is already host to dozens of happy campers.

Suzie Burrow is one of those campers and she drove up from Tasmania by herself just to attend the muster for the second time.

It took her two weeks to get to Gympie and she is staying with the women from the Bra Bar – started by a breast cancer survivor – they met in Tasmania and invited her up.

Her camping neighbour Karen Wagenknecht drove up from Sydney – also by herself – for the muster.

“It’s a place where you can come on your own. The people are so friendly, everyone is here for the same reason,” she said.