In­sider’s guide to prop­erty

What is re­gion’s fu­ture?

Central Telegraph - - LIFE | MY TOWN - BILOELA ALAN McTAG­GART P: 0418 195 503 E: al­ndesmct@big­pond.com

Real es­tate

THE STATE of real es­tate, em­ploy­ment and health ser­vices are three of the ma­jor is­sues that get the full at­ten­tion of the board of di­rec­tors of Biloela En­ter­prise.

The ad­dress by Mark Simp­son of Ray White Biloela to the BE meet­ing at the An­zac Club re­viewed re­cent times and out­lined the driv­ers of change in real es­tate prices in years ahead.

Mark has been in the busi­ness long enough to see more than one rise and fall in prices and to have an in­sight as to where they may go in the fu­ture.

Wel­com­ing Mark to speak to the meet­ing, BE pres­i­dent Di Mor­ris out­lined the strat­egy BE fol­lows to high­light eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment is­sues and pos­si­ble cures.

As a com­mu­nity we have a de­sire to grow our com­mu­nity and make a bet­ter life for all in Biloela. But if we never ever try then it is al­most cer­tain that we never ever will.

BE also fos­ters the Biloela Health Ac­tion com­mit­tee that works with pro­fes­sion­als right across the health ser­vices in our com­mu­nity to mon­i­tor and con­sider sug­ges­tions to over­come prob­lems.

Th­ese net­work­ing meet­ings (at least four a year) are open to mem­bers and to the pub­lic as a ser­vice to com­mu­nity un­der­stand­ing and pro­mo­tion of eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment. Phone Rose­mary Mun­roe on 0417 619 036 for in­for­ma­tion.

Work­man­ship awards

EACH YEAR for al­most 20 years, the Ro­tary Club of Biloela has or­gan­ised the Biloela Pride of Work­man­ship Award. This award gives em­ploy­ers an op­por­tu­nity to recog­nise em­ploy­ees who go be­yond the norm to work for the busi­ness that em­ploys them.

The award is es­pe­cially ap­pro­pri­ate for em­ploy­ees who may not be in line for recog­ni­tion they de­serve from other sources.

Em­ploy­ers are en­cour­aged to nom­i­nate their staff, who will re­ceive a hand­some plaque to hang on their wall as well as the recog­ni­tion that comes from their em­ployer and their work­place peers.

The en­tries are due now, as Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 19, is set for the event in the Biloela An­zac Club. The evening is an ed­u­ca­tional event as well, with De­nis Cox, chief ex­ec­u­tive of Beef Aus­tralia, the guest speaker for the evening.

Phone pres­i­dent Judy on 0429 922 859 or con­venor David Kidd on 0409 710 337.

One week to go

VOL­UN­TEERS of the Ba­nana Shire Art Gallery As­so­ci­a­tion will get into full swing next week dur­ing the lead-up to the Bri­ga­low Arts Fes­ti­val open­ing night to be held on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 6, at 5.30pm for a 6pm pre­sen­ta­tion cer­e­mony.

This is al­ways a very so­cial night of the year, with fin­ger food sup­plied and served by the high school cater­ing classes and a glass or two of red or white to wash it down.

En­tries to the Bri­ga­low Art Fes­ti­val come from the Ba­nana Shire and the Cen­tral Queens­land re­gion and pro­vide op­por­tu­nity for artists at dif­fer­ent lev­els of skill to show their work.

The judge, Chris Pos­tle, will pro­vide a cri­tique of the fes­ti­val and will be avail­able to dis­cuss in­di­vid­ual art works with their cre­ators. Chris will also lead an art work­shop on Satur­day and Sun­day for as­pir­ing artists.

There is a peo­ple’s choice award at the fes­ti­val that is voted on by vis­i­tors to the fes­ti­val. Come on down and en­joy the view and fill in the vot­ing slip be­fore you leave.

As the fes­ti­val is on show un­til Novem­ber 10, there is plenty of time for you to make your choice.

RU15–17?

RO­TARY Biloela is look­ing for stu­dents aged 15 to 17 years old who would like to build their per­son­al­ity, form their own val­ues and moral stan­dards and as­sist them to broaden their hori­zons cul­tur­ally, so­cially and aca­dem­i­cally.

Ro­tary will pay the fees so that all you have to do is join with 30 other young peo­ple who will at­tend a week­end sem­i­nar pro­gram from Oc­to­ber 13–15 that pro­vides a pos­i­tive, stim­u­lat­ing and fun en­vi­ron­ment.

The pro­gram in­cludes games, work­shops, dis­cus­sions, sports, chal­lenges and cre­ative arts with a few added sur­prises. It pro­vides op­por­tu­ni­ties to ex­change ideas and to learn from oth­ers and a chance to make many new friends.

How­ever, time is short and the ap­pli­ca­tion has to be filled in and sent to pres­i­dent Judy Pen­der by Oc­to­ber 6. Phone Judy on 0429 922 859 for de­tails.

Go­ing to univer­sity?

GRADE 12 stu­dents at the high school can go in the run­ning for the Ben Van Ital­lie Ro­tary Bur­sary to help them with their fi­nances for the first year at univer­sity.

The bur­sary is val­ued at $2000 and the cri­te­ria is slanted to fit the hu­man­i­tar­ian ideals of the Ro­tary move­ment.

En­tries for the Ro­tary bur­sary close soon and any stu­dent in­ter­ested should go to the school of­fice for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

GOOD TALK: Mayor Nev Fer­rier and Biloela En­ter­prise pres­i­dent Di Mor­ris with Mark Simp­son (cen­tre).

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

The new play­ground has com­mand­ing views across Lake Cal­lide.

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