Meet Gus Hamilton in Our Peo­ple

Meet Gus Hamilton, High­fields community mem­ber and pres­i­dent of Friends of Peace­haven Botanic Park

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HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN THE HIGH­FIELDS RE­GION?

I spent most of my ca­reer west of Toowoomba and moved to Cabar­lah in 2004. I started my own con­sult­ing busi­ness in 2007 work­ing from home.

WHAT BROUGHT YOU TO THE HIGH­FIELDS RE­GION?

I was trans­ferred to Toowoomba for my work but couldn’t live in a big city. High­fields and Cabar­lah ap­pealed as we could own a ru­ral res­i­den­tial block in a very con­ducive cli­mate, with ex­cel­lent soils to de­velop a bush gar­den and ex­cel­lent fa­cil­i­ties close at hand.

HOW DO YOU PAR­TIC­I­PATE IN THE COMMUNITY?

I am cur­rently pres­i­dent of the Friends of Peace­haven Botanic Park af­ter hav­ing served as trea­surer for four years prior to that. They are ded­i­cated, pas­sion­ate peo­ple. I also vol­un­teer with Yel­low­bridge Queens­land, par­tic­u­larly in their social en­ter­prise, Col­lecta­bles.

FAVOURITE HIGH­FIELDS RE­GION HOTSPOT?

I love Peace­haven Park. It is only 12 years old but has the Her­itage trees that give it great char­ac­ter. Its his­tory as a gift to the community from Stan Kuhl adds to its aura and its de­vel­op­ment into a fam­ily friendly, na­tive plant-based park sets it apart.

WHERE DO YOU LIKE TO TAKE FRIENDS OR FAM­ILY MEM­BERS?

Ob­vi­ously, they can’t avoid be­ing taken to Peace­haven to see the lat­est de­vel­op­ment and to en­joy a bar­be­cue. We also often eat at one of the lo­cal cafes.

WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE FOR THE HIGH­FIELDS RE­GION IN THE FU­TURE?

I be­lieve the tourist as­pects and the green spa­ces of the town and the es­carp­ment are the foun­da­tion for fu­ture de­vel­op­ments. I also be­lieve main­tain­ing the coun­try feel of the town and the community adds to its am­biance.

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