Rugby league hero and Queenslander, Billy Moore commended the Granite Belt Community on their endurance and Queensland Fighting Spirit during prevailing drought and bushfire adversity. Mr Moore was the guest speaker at the Mayoral Leadership Lunch in Stanthorpe. He shared stories from his football career, post-football transition and the tale behind is famous ‘Queenslander!’ chant.

“It’s a great honour to not only officially open the sign but to talk to the Stanthorpe community who I grew up with for the first 17 years of my life. In the current drought conditions and adversity, the people of this region are enduring and there is no more fitting a time for the Queenslander!” call.

Billy became part of the Queensland State of Origin team in 1992 and retired from the game in 1999 at the age of 28. He is now a small business entrepreneur and co-owns Augello’s restaurant in Mooloolaba which has been awarded three World and five Australian Gourmet Best Pizza awards in its 25 year history.

Prior to the Mayoral Leadership Lunch, Billy hosted a free BBQ breakfast at the Wallangarra Railway Station and also officially opened the playground and barbecue area at Boston Park.

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