The Scenic Gem of the Southern Downs

What a marvelous place to live, work, visit or play.

Opening and Closing Doors

Nov 30, 2016

When one door closes — another is sure to open

Killarney Aerial View

Copy of Article in AgAlert written by Colin Jackson

CLOSE TO A CENTURY ago the small community of Killarney boasted a dairy co-operative that was the mainstay of the fertile agricultural area south of Warwick on the Queensland/New South Wales border.

Then came a family-owned abattoir that was into its third generation before it was sold. The new owners closed it over time, and 100 local meatworkers were suddenly out of a job.

The historical museum features a sculpture by local artist, Paul Stumkat, of a bullock team that tells another story of when the timber industry also provided an economic stimulus to the area.

So, what does a community do when it has lost its major industries and can see little on the economic horizon?

Killarney’s greatest attribute is that it is situated in a picturesque valley with some major tourist attractions — but is also ‘off the beaten track’, and tourists don’t take the time to investigate further.

It’s not a big town — it has a population of less than 1,000.

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KAPA's New Website

May 1, 2016

Visreal Productions

Through courtesy of Barbara Cutmore (KAPA's Treasurer) we have been introduced to John Robertson from Visreal Productions in Warwick.

John has developed a large number of new interactive and smart phone compatible sites and is keen to help us promote the Killarney Area.

John and his wife Kath fell in love with the Southern Downs whilst holidaying in the area some 15 years ago. It was after a day visiting Queen Mary Falls that they decided . . .

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