Unity is vital
AS A region, we need to co-operate. Town rivalries are great on the footy field, but when we have a common goal and we share a common lifestyle, it is vital we are unified in our aims.
There is no shortage of ideas on how we can improve the Central and North Burnett.
Ask any resident and they will share with you a seemingly endless list of where the council is going wrong and what needs to be changed.
But perhaps a better outlook is to observe and celebrate what is great about living and working in this beautiful area.
Itwas fantastic to see so many people from our various towns meet last Tuesday night at Gayndah to think of how we can bring more people to the North Burnett.
The discussion flowed around the development of a “new regional brand”.
Several themes were recurring in everyone’s ideas: the Burnett is a safe community, we have a healthy lifestyle, and it’s country livingwhile still being close to amenities and services.
One particularly poignant comment was, “it’s the real Aussie bush. The lookouts, the mountains, they are as close to you as the supermarkets would be in the city”. It’s food for thought. We should all ask ourselves why our region is so special. And how can we encourage more people to share it with us?
Brandon Livesay Gayndah journalist *See next week’s Central and North Burnett Times for the full report on the meeting.