Eden Visitor Information Centre receives donated bus

Rolling: (from left) Allied Natural Wood Exports' general manager Jarrod Wallis, EVIC manager Shannon Woloshyn and EVIC board member Bob Sykes with ANWE donated  bus, Monday May 2. Picture: Toni Houston

Rolling: (from left) Allied Natural Wood Exports' general manager Jarrod Wallis, EVIC manager Shannon Woloshyn and EVIC board member Bob Sykes with ANWE donated bus, Monday May 2. Picture: Toni Houston

A 12-seater Ford transit mini bus has been donated to the Eden Visitor Information Centre by Allied Natural Wood Exports.

EVIC board member Bob Sykes says the new acquisition will be put to good use.

“It will be used as a shuttle bus for cruise ship guests, for familiarity tours for EVIC volunteers, and for local tours,” Mr Sykes said on Monday, May 2.

ANWE general manager Jarrod Wallis said that after ANWE took over SE Fibre Exports and the Eden chip mill, the bus ‘was a surplus of need’. 

“We thought it would be good to give back to community,” Mr Wallis said. “We think the bus is beneficial for the tourist industry, and community.”

EVIC manager Shannon Woloshyn said Eden Motor Group will donate maintenance and services, and the next step is giving the bus a face-lift.

“We plan on securing the funds to get the bus printed with some of our top attractions, and park it in a visible location,” Ms Wolosyn said.

“It will become a billboard on wheels for Eden.”

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