Highfields' Own - - Our People - Q & A with Kim Cahill busi­ness­woman/mother

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.

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