House debates

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Statements by Members

Flynn Electorate: Bauhinia

1:50 pm

Photo of Ken O'DowdKen O'Dowd (Flynn, National Party) Share this | Hansard source

Bauhinia is a proud, vibrant, proactive and caring community in my electorate of Flynn that I had the pleasure of visiting on a recent trip. Situated on the Dawson Highway and Fitzroy Developmental Road junction in the lower south-east corner of the Central Highlands region, between Moura and Rolleston, the town was established in 1967. Bauhinia has a general store, a 20-pupil primary school, a community hall and a few houses.

Bauhinia continue to flourish due to the very rich fertile soils and reliable artesian water sources, producing some of Australia's best cattle and cropping. With a district population of only 340, the community priorities include improving roads, mobile and internet services, and enhancing community services for the future of the town.

The Bauhinia Polocrosse Club celebrated its 50th anniversary in June this year. Bauhinia is well known throughout the state for its campdraft, polocrosse, and hack-and-pony associations. Bauhinia has proudly hosted regional, state and national championships over the years.

In March 2017, the whole community will gather for the 50th anniversary of the Bauhinia State School. The Bauhinia State School P&C will hold its ever-popular Melbourne Cup luncheon next month. Patrons will come from far and wide to watch 'the race that stops the nation', feast on delicious food— (Time expired)


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