Community spirit remains strong
HAVING rebuilt his business from scratch following the disastrous recession of the early nineties, Cliff Hill is eternally grateful to the Whitsundays for giving him the opportunity to start again.
And he demonstrates that gratitude every day, through giving to the community that gave him his chance. He employs local, licenced tradesmen and he uses local suppliers.
In 2004, Colony Building Group built the football clubhouse next to the PCYC, in Jubilee Pocket, at cost, and continues to support community events wherever possible.
The company is also a supporter of the Cannonvale Cannons Swimming Club, the annual Dingo Beach Fun Day, the PCYC, the annual Ron Drew Memorial Golf Day and other smaller community groups where possible.
Every year, when the circus comes to town, they offer their land next to Whitsunday Plaza Shopping Centre for 'free' in return for circus tickets, which Cliff donates to the Whitsunday Crisis and Counselling Service, so children in need can have a fun outing.
"I know what it feels like to be down on your luck and people reached out to me when I needed it, so now we try to do the same," Cliff said.
DEDICATED: Colony Building Group founder Cliff Hill.