With mop in hand, Maurie Iddles set about cleaning his Selma Rd home after the floodwaters receded.
With mop in hand, Maurie Iddles set about cleaning his Selma Rd home after the floodwaters receded.

Family rebuilds dreams

WE sincerely thank all those who have shared our experiences over the past few years and those who have helped, cared for and supported our family during the past 12 months.

You will always be a big part of our lives in rebuilding our spirits and our home.

Like other people in Emerald who were flooded, or who were not but helped during the flood, we could not have imagined the good lifetime friendships that were made.

The laughter and ears shared, and the treasured experiences that were forged through the Emerald floods are unforgettable and we feel lucky in one respect to have experienced it.

The new year will be a brighter and busy year rebuilding our new family home on higher and drier land on Selma Rd.

Last year was an extremely busy time with rebuilding, fencing, repairing farm roads, dams and cattle yards.

In short, we are progressing towards building another family dream home on our block.

Architectural home plans are finished and we are waiting for an approval from the Central Highlands council so we can rebuild on our block, out of the flood area.

As soon as we receive council approval we will immediately commence uilding our new home early in the year.

I am really looking forward to relaxing in a home with drinking water, walls that are straight and not mouldy, with a safe, fixed ceiling.

- Connie Iddles


Maternity unit safe

Maternity unit safe

Promising future for Emerald maternity services

Gemfest a 'huge party'

Gemfest a 'huge party'

Heart of event hasn't changed.

Hay runs delivering hope to CQ farmers

Hay runs delivering hope to CQ farmers

A Springsure local took to the road last Friday for a hay run.

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