Regional Voices

Embracing the future of restoring the past

September 5, 2018

After retiring from the corporate life, Mark Evans and his wife Judy returned to Australia from Singapore and set off around the country in a caravan looking for their next life. What they found was an incredible and consuming experience at Paronella Park, near Innisfail in Queensland, complete with gardens and waterfalls, a once glittering dance hall and a cinema, set in a Spanish castle.

Mark tells Kendi Burness-Cowan about restoring the property to its former glory. 25 years and many awards later there are still grand plans afoot for Paronella Park.

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