Last week we gave you a glimpse into what you can expect to see once the Bilby Centre is officially open for business, but it wouldn’t have got to where it is without a lot of hard work.
One bloke in particular volunteered enormous amounts of time and effort to getting the Bilby Centre to where it is now. That bloke was Colin Maher.
“I can’t thank Colin Maher enough.
“Colin has been a terrific support for myself, in seeing the vision that we were trying to bring together here in Charleville and having belief in the fact that we can deliver this and it being a very positive thing for the town.
“Colin is pretty passionate about doing his best to keep this town thriving, and that’s something that I believe in as well,” says Kevin Bradley, CEO of The Save the Bilby Fund.
The new and improved Bilby Centre is located in the Charleville Railway Station, and with the prime location, Kevin hopes it will be the beginning of a very long partnership.
“We really would like this facility to breathe some life back into the bush.
“Obviously we’ve got prime location and we hope that this is a beginning, not an end for the Bilby Fund here in Charleville,” he says.
Helping Colin and the Bilby Fund guys was also a team organised by the Department of Correction.
“We’ve had the work program boys here and they’ve been absolutely phenomenal.
“They’re certainly not scared, they’re extremely motivated and they’ve believed in this project from start to finish.
“And to all of the businesses in town, the hardwares, Murweh Shire Council for all the support they’ve given us.
“It really has been a wonderful group effort from Charleville in welcoming this Bilby centre to town,” says Kevin.
The new Bilby Centre will be doing special previews to the community next week, which means we’ll get a glimpse into one of the special attractions that makes our Shire so special.
Open nights for locals are as follows:
– Monday 18th April, 6:30pm
– Tuesday 19th April, 6:30pm
– Wednesday 20th April. 6:30pm
From all of us at Plus More, we want to say a big thank you to the volunteers!