HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN HIGHFIELDS FOR? WE MOVED to Highfields more than 25 years ago from Goondiwindi. WHAT BROUGHT YOU TO THE HIGHFIELDS REGION? We moved with a work transfer but what attracted us to Highfields was the trees, space and big blocks, close to Toowoomba but with a country feel. Back then we didn’t have much in Highfields, people actually thought we were crazy going so far out of town. HOW HAVE YOU SEEN THE REGION CHANGE? Change is to be expected in that amount of time and we have seen a lot of changes to Highfields, some we love some we don’t and some we have fought hard against. I am glad Highfields has become a community that we were able to raise our family in and now our grandchildren can be a part of the same community. WHAT DO YOU LOVE THE MOST ABOUT THE HIGHFIELDS REGION? I love that we are a community that now caters for nearly all the needs of a growing and connected family. I live near Charles Motee Rogers Park, I am so happy the trees have been preserved, watching the birds fly in of an afternoon and to listen to them wake up in the morning is beautiful. WHERE IS YOUR FAVOURITE HIGHFIELDS HOTSPOT? I could not pick one place in Highfields — the parks like Charles Motte Park, Peacehaven, Davidsons Arboretum, Highfields Falls, and Williams Park with the walk along the little creek. Watching The Pioneer Village grow from a dream to reality over the last 25 years has been inspirational. Our cafes and little shops are all great! WHERE DO YOU LIKE TO TAKE FRIENDS OR FAMILY MEMBERS WHEN THEY VISIT? When family and friends come we go to places above but also venture out to Ravensbourne, Danish Flower Art, Cuckoo Clock Shop and the cafes along the way — and no visit is compete without a visit to the famous Meringandan Pub.