Sympathy for those who don’t live here
FROM sporting legends such as Johnathan Thurston to businessman and environmentalist Don Parry, it seems the world is beating a path to the Gympie region.
And as everyone my age has been able to observe over the years, when people start to notice a place, real estate booms often follow.
Many believe this is what we are starting to see in Gympie.
Thurston, the man who saved Queensland in more than one State of Origin series, will soon be visiting Gympie, the city that saved Queensland from bankruptcy.
His visit, engineered largely by The Gympie Times, will happen on December 10.
And Mr Parry will preach his unique doctrine of profits through environmental responsibility at Gunabul Homestead on Thursday, thanks to the Gympie Chamber of Commerce.
Mr Parry grew up on the Sunshine Coast and is among the thousands who have moved to the Gympie region as places like Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast become just too unbearably crowded.
The Courier-Mail reports Queensland is tipped to lead Australia for capital gain on property.
And, in Queensland, Gympie (now with a vastly improved highway link to the south) must be a better bet than most.