Childers shows its real heart

Isis Town and Country - - News - By MAYOR MAL FOR­MAN

WHEN it comes to ex­am­ples of com­mu­ni­ties with heart there are few bet­ter ex­am­ples than that demon­strated by the peo­ple of Childers and dis­trict.

Childers has al­ways been a pros­per­ous town, a town built on hard work, a pi­o­neer­ing spirit and gen­uine care for each other.

The CBD area has a buzz about it and in­vari­ably draws pos­i­tive com­ment from peo­ple pass­ing through.

The fact the com­mu­nity is ser­viced by the “big three” banks as well as nu­mer­ous smaller branches and fi­nan­cial in­sti­tu­tions is a key point in as­cer­tain­ing the eco­nomic vi­a­bil­ity of the re­gion. The re­cent Childers Fes­ti­val again pro­vided an op­por­tu­nity to showcase this beau­ti­ful com­mu­nity and, no­tably, the main street business area to an au­di­ence in its tens of thou­sands.

The business cen­tre is pro­gres­sive and is served by the very ac­tive and in­volved lo­cal Cham­ber of Com­merce.

The strong business heart pro­vides all es­sen­tial shop­ping fa­cil­i­ties in a com­pact, well main­tained CBD. Res­i­dents of the dis­trict have a loy­alty to their lo­cal traders who in

turn of­fer value, va­ri­ety and on­go­ing support for com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tions and ini­tia­tives.

The Childers CBD is one of the most at­trac­tive and en­gag­ing shop­ping strips across the re­gion and this rep­u­ta­tion will be en­hanced even fur­ther with ad­di­tional Streetscape projects planned for the near fu­ture.

The ex­panded shop­ping precincts which also take in the Wool­worths su­per­mar­ket at the north­ern ap­proaches to town clearly demon­strate the con­fi­dence out­side re­tail­ers and de­vel­op­ers have in the strong fu­ture prospects for the Childers dis­trict.

PHOTO: MAX FLEET

FES­TI­VAL FUN: Huge crowds fill the streets at the Childers Fes­ti­val.

PHOTO: PAUL BEU­TEL

Mayor Mal For­man.

Childers’ main street is one to ad­mire.

FES­TI­VAL FUN: Talitha Her­rick and Michelle Har­ris en­ter­tain the crowds at the Childers Fes­ti­val.

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