REWARDING THOUGHTS: Apprentice diesel fitter, Peter Garrett, has been named a Heywire winner after he said what he really thought of his home town, Biloela.
REWARDING THOUGHTS: Apprentice diesel fitter, Peter Garrett, has been named a Heywire winner after he said what he really thought of his home town, Biloela.

Peter’s passion pays off

PETER Garrett has a passion for his community and he isn't afraid to tell the world.

The second year diesel fitter apprentice was one of 41 young Australian's to become Heywire winners.

Heywire is an annual competition for young people from regional Australia to share their stories about themselves and where they live.

Peter, whose entry was originally a class assignment, spoke about what makes his home town of Biloela great in his entry titled 'Biloela is the place to be . . .'

"It's not the shops or the local skate park, it's the family atmosphere around town and the fact that there is so much industry within 100kms and that there is always a secure future with jobs," Peter opened with.

Peter also discusses employment, economy, mine workers, youth issues and community spirit in Biloela.

"I decided to do my story about why Biloela is such a great place to live because a lot of people say otherwise."

Throughout his story Peter discusses the issue of young people not realising how much opportunity exists in the town.

"It's frustrating because they're usually the ones bagging out Bilo," he says.

"I think it's just the mindset of more people in Brisbane must be more jobs but there is also a lot more people to contend for them."

Peter goes to Canberra with his fellow Heywire winners in February for the ABC Heywire summit.


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