Business View Oceania | March 2020

47 48 BUSINESS VIEW OCEANIA MARCH 2020 BUSINESS VIEW OCEANIA MARCH 2020 Half a century ago, Wongaburra was created as a caring gesture by the people of Beaudesert, Queensland to enable the elderly to remain and live within their community. The town retains the friendly and compassionate spirit that rural Australia is famous for and Wongaburra is the embodiment of that true community spirit. On the 29th October 1965, the Beaudesert Chamber of Commerce proposed the development and establishment of a home for aged people. The proposal immediately attracted the support of the community and in only five years the building was completed and officially opened by Dame Annabel Rankin on the 22nd August 1970. Wongaburra has since evolved into a highly sophisticated centre for aging residents. WONGABURRA SOCIETY Celebrating 50 years of caring AT A GLANCE WONGABURRA SOCIETY WHAT: Community-based aged care provider WHERE: Beaudesert, Queensland WEBSITE: