Insider’s guide to property
What is region’s future?
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.
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.
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.
GOOD TALK: Mayor Nev Ferrier and Biloela Enterprise president Di Morris with Mark Simpson (centre).
The new playground has commanding views across Lake Callide.