+ Responsible for the establishment of the QGAP Office after the         earlier closure of the Mitchell Queensland Courthouse

+ Hosted Future Search Workshops

+ Brought Motivational Speakers to Mitchell to assist local businesses

+ Conducted numerous Aussie Host Training programs

+ Instrumental in maintaining a sawmilling industry in Mitchell

+ Instrumental, together with the Maranoa Retirement Village                 Auxilliary in ensuring the continuation of an Aged Care Facility in       Mitchell

+ Combines with the Rotary Club of Mitchell to stage the annual             Xmas in the Park

+ Organises and runs the annual Late Night Shopping program

+ Published the Bottle Tree Bulletin since 2010

+ Set up and ran the Flood Appeal in 2012

+ Arranged and hosted the Councillor Forum for intending                     Councillors in 2016

+ Negotiated with Maranoa Regional Council the right to restore,           upgrade and maintain the River Walks

+ Hosts the community Facebook Page and Mitchell Instagram.

+ Planned and conducted the inaugural New Years Eve Family Night       in 2016 and 2017

+ Lobbied Government for the retention of a Queensland Rail work         force in Mitchell

+ Secured, with the help of the Maranoa Regional Council, the dis-         used Pensioners Cottages for use as an Arts and Crafts Hub in 2017

+ Established and operates (with the support of the Sports Club) a         regular Courtesy Bus Service to ferry Tourist to and from the               Mitchell Business area

+ Achieved RV Friendly Accreditation for the town of Mitchell with the assistance and support of Maranoa Regional Council

+ Continues to product the BAG Calendar to promote local businesses

+ Successfully organised, fundraised and developed the Johnny Murray Memorial in conjuction with RESQ+

+ Successful in securing a grant through FRRR for the Visitor Information Centre furniture upgrade in July 2019

+ Re-established the Booringa Fire & Water Festival in Mitchell on the 20th-21st September 2019

Annual report



+ Continuing to publish the Bottle Tree Bulletin

+ Christmas in the Park December 2018 (with Rotary)

+ Late Night Shopping 2018

+ New Years Family Night / Pro Rodeo 2018 (with the Sports Club)

+ Continued development of the River Walks with Rotary, RESQ and     other interested groups

+ Continued operation and enhancement of the Great Artesian Spa

+ Gaining accreditation for the visitor information centre at the Great Artesian Spa

+ Investigation and development of the Booringa Community Farm in conjunction with RESQ+ and with the support of Nalingu Aboriginal Corporation, Gunggari Native Title Aboriginal Corporation and Maranoa Regional Council

+ Re-establish the Fire and Water Festival in conjunction with RESQ+, Nalingu Aboriginal Corporation, Gunggari Native Title Aboriginal Corporation

+ Complete the Mitchell Visitor Information Centre upgrade within the Great Artesian Spa Complex


+ Developed GAS as a centre for Wellbeing

+ Developed the GAS as a place of employment and training for             young people.

+ Establishing an accredited Visitor Information Centre

+ Establishing a regular program of events for the Aged Community       (supported by the Courtesy Bus)

+ Establishing a regular program of varied events to enhance general       community enjoyment of the facility

+ Enlarging the range of visiting specialist services and programs at         the GAS

+ Working co-operatively with other local and regional tourist                 facilities for mutual benefit

+ Actively promoting the GAS and local tourist industry

+ Pursuing excellence in safety, presentation and service

T: 0429 099 443

Cnr Ann & Liverpool Street

PO Box 149

Mitchell, Queensland, Australia 4465

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