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