The beating heart of Blackall Range

Blackall Range businesses still beating strong

THERE were happy faces all round along the Blackall Range last week, when GCandM News visited businesses in Montville, Flaxton and Mapleton.

These townships across the beautiful Blackall Range were our featured towns this week as part of our ‘Heartbeat of Your Hinterland’ series we are running all through September and into October.

On August 16, the Montville Chamber of Commerce had a meeting to push the revitalisation of Blackall Range businesses, to encourage people to shop locally.

Seeing the enthusiasm of the business owners and staff featured in our pages, was a heart-warming reminder that staying and shopping local not only helps local businesses and strengthens community bonds as a whole, but it can also be a truly fun, fulfilling endeavour.

If you find yourself straying away from your home town to do your weekly grocery shop or are thinking about doing some leisurely shopping, consider checking out the local businesses below waiting for you to pop your head in! Next week we are heading to Maleny, so email us at if you would like to be involved.

Main image: Serge and Archimedes from Crystal Multiverse, Montville