OUR PEO­PLE

Meet Susie Thomp­son, a lo­cal mum and mo­bile bank­ing man­ager with ME Bank in High­fields

Highfields' Own - - COMMUNITY -

How long have you been in High­fields for?

I have been in High­fields for nearly four years.

I am a mo­bile bank­ing man­ager with ME Bank and work from my of­fice at home.

What brought you to the High­fields re­gion?

There was fan­tas­tic hous­ing avail­abil­ity when we moved to High­fields, and my fam­ily and I were look­ing for a dif­fer­ent, re­laxed life­style — High­fields isn’t as busy as Toowoomba, and the ease of get­ting around in a small com­mu­nity is won­der­ful.

How have you seen the re­gion change since you have been liv­ing and work­ing there?

The area has had huge growth, par­tic­u­larly in its in­fra­struc­ture fa­cil­i­ties in­clud­ing schools, eat­ing fa­cil­i­ties and the new sport­ing com­plex.

What do you love the most about the High­fields re­gion?

I can do all my day to day ac­tiv­i­ties and shop­ping and I don’t have to go into Toowoomba.

Liv­ing on acreage al­lows us to en­joy out­door ac­tiv­i­ties like horse rid­ing and have other farm an­i­mals but we’re still close to every­thing.

Where is your favourite High­fields re­gion hotspot?

High­fields of­fers us so many dif­fer­ent cafés and cof­fee shops as well as beau­ti­ful parks and na­ture walks — it’s hard to pick just one!

Where do you like to take friends or fam­ily mem­bers when they come to the area?

Cafés and cof­fee shops along the New Eng­land High­way.

What would you like to see for the High­fields re­gion in the fu­ture?

It’d be fan­tas­tic to see High­fields host more ac­tiv­i­ties for young peo­ple to at­tend such as con­certs and sport­ing events.

What do you like to do around the High­fields re­gion in your free time?

Go to lo­cal pi­lates classes, take ad­van­tage of the beau­ti­ful parks like Peace­haven, walk through the quiet streets for ex­er­cise and go out for break­fast or cof­fee.

De­scribe a favourite me­mory from your time in High­fields.

Giv­ing the kids the op­por­tu­nity to live in a lovely area that is safe but of­fers all the fac­i­tilites of a small com­mu­nity and having more options for se­nior school ed­u­ca­tion.

How do you par­tic­i­pate in the com­mu­nity?

I al­ways en­joy go­ing to watch the kids play sport such as fut­sal in the com­mu­nity cen­tre.

This is a great com­mu­nity and a lovely place to live.

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