We may be the Oldest Town in Queensland, but we LOVE it. Our Home was established in 1848, held our first race meeting in the 1850s, held the first Queensland Derby here in 1868, and ran the 150th. Derby last year. (An enormously passionate community, we work closely together on virtually every venture, we have managed to “hold it” despite the weather (flood and drought) AND yes again we are drought declared, and yes, we are all pulling together as always.
We recently worked for six months together to have the Australian Defence Forces conduct a 3-week training exercise within our community – a first in Australia, and despite the dry. We have the great joy of Youth running a great number of our community organisations , with the quiet guidance of the elders – We have great schools and facilities, only because of the tremendous efforts of the peoples of Gayndah to maintain same – Every day is a battle when you are in the country, we know, we all do it every day, we lose government services, but we adjust, and solve, and why – because this is our Home. Come and Join Us – It is the Collective Vision of our Community to be here for a Long Time.
The Community evening workshop (pics above) was held at the Gayndah Showgrounds with Rural Aid and Peter Kenyon hosting an open interactive workshop night to capture community ideas and priorities for their 10 Towns makeover.
Rural Aid will be working in the town on community projects and on farms in the area from 22 – 28th March