Mt Perry Ho­tel is open again

Lo­cal wa­ter­ing hole back in busi­ness af­ter be­ing closed for al­most a year

Isis Town and Country - - Front Page - By MATTHEW MCIN­ER­NEY

MOUNT Perry Ho­tel’s taps are pour­ing again af­ter last Fri­day’s of­fi­cial open­ing.

North Bur­nett Re­gional Coun­cil Mayor Don Waugh was on hand to of­fi­cially open the doors with new li­censees Katrina Gilby and Tanya Vanoosen.

The Gayn­dah pair have worked on the project “for months”, and Miss Gilby ad­mit­ted the past few weeks had been ex­tremely busy.

“We were here un­til 10pm last night (Thurs­day) and poured the first pot but had to come back in this morn­ing at 5.30 pulling taps apart and clean­ing,” she said.

“This week it’s been all about mak­ing sure the taps are good, clean­ing glasses, stock­ing fridges, mak­ing sure toi­lets flush – all the fun stuff.”

It is the first time the pub’s been open in al­most a year, and the wa­ter­ing hole has kept an iden­ti­cal look apart from one no­table omis­sion: no pok­ies.

“We’re not in­ter­ested in any of that,” she said.

The part­ner­ship is a per­fect match, with Miss Gilby’s ex­pe­ri­ence work­ing in pubs matched with Ms Vanoosen’s ex­pe­ri­ence in restau­rant kitchens.

When the op­por­tu­nity at Mt Perry came up, Ms Vanoosen con­tacted Miss Gilby to find out if she was in­ter­ested in work­ing to­gether.

It didn’t take long for the idea to be­come re­al­ity, and Cr Waugh said he was happy to see the doors re­opened.

“The abil­ity for work­ers to swing by the ho­tel or pub af­ter work is one of those nec­es­sary parts of Aus­tralian life,” he said.

“They’ve got the full sup­port of the coun­cil and I’m look­ing for­ward to pass­ing through.”

PHOTO: MATTHEW MCIN­ER­NEY

CEL­E­BRA­TION: New Mt Perry Ho­tel li­censees Tanya Vanoosten and Katrina Gilby with North Bur­nett Re­gional Coun­cil mayor Don Waugh.

PHOTO: MATTHEW MCIN­ER­NEY

BIG DAY: North Bur­nett Re­gional Coun­cil Mayor Don Waugh (front, left) said he was happy to see Mt Perry Ho­tel of­fi­cially open its doors af­ter al­most a year.

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