PEO­PLE

Meet Brad Pike, High­fields fam­ily man and owner of Pris­tine Wa­ter Sys­tems Toowoomba

Highfields' Own - - Our People -

How long have you been in High­fields for? We have lived in High­fields for the last 14 years and have been run­ning our busi­ness since Fe­bru­ary 2016. What brought you to the High­fields re­gion? We love the com­mu­nity at­mos­phere, that you can walk into the shop and peo­ple will smile and say hello. It is lovely to live in a com­mu­nity that sup­ports each other.

How have you seen the re­gion change since you have been liv­ing and work­ing there? The re­gion has grown so much. There are so many con­ve­niences in High­fields now yet it still has that real com­mu­nity feel. What do you love the most about the High­fields re­gion? The peo­ple. The gen­eros­ity and the kind­ness of the peo­ple who live here, you couldn’t ask for a bet­ter place. Where is your favourite High­fields re­gion hotspot? There are so many! I don’t think I could choose just one, but if I had to, Peace­haven Park is a beau­ti­ful spot.

Where do you like to take friends or fam­ily mem­bers when they come to the area? Well The Choco­late Cot­tage is iconic, so that is a given. We al­ways try for a late break­fast sit­ting on the edge of the range, tak­ing in the views and en­joy­ing the food.

What would you like to see for the High­fields re­gion in the fu­ture? I would like to see plenty of parks. We have such a beau­ti­ful area here in High­fields and it is grow­ing so rapidly that we need to en­sure we keep some of the won­der­ful land that brought so many of us to the area. How do you par­tic­i­pate in the com­mu­nity? I help out with my son’s soc­cer team and my wife is the man­ager for our daugh­ter’s net­ball team. Last year we do­nated a prize to the state school to raise money at the school fair. I am also an ac­tive mem­ber of the Per­se­ver­ance ski club. We love our lo­cal com­mu­nity and al­ways try to use our lo­cal busi­nesses such as buy­ing school books from the lo­cal newsagent, us­ing the lo­cal hard­ware, eat­ing out in the area and gen­er­ally en­sur­ing that we keep our money lo­cal. Th­ese busi­nesses are gen­er­ally owned by mums and dads just like us that keep our com­mu­nity go­ing.

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