The 2019 Bowen Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence awards was held on Thursday 30th May at Larrikin hotel. The function was very well attended with in excess of 150 people enjoying evening of entertainment and fun.

Murroona Gardens was a finalist in the Excellence in Business ( > 16 staff ) category and Excellence in Social Enterprise category.

We received a Highly Commended award for the excellence in Business (>16 staff) and were the winner of the Social Enterprise category.

During his speech, CEO Greg Pollard congratulated all businesses who were nominated in the various award categories. Greg also acknowledged the wonderful support of the Board and the care and passion of all the staff of Murroona Gardens.

2019 awards






The Bowen Chamber of Commerce held the 2018 Business Excellence Awards at the Larrikin Hotel on Thursday 31st May.  Awards were presented in the following categories:

  • Business Excellence 16+ staff,
  • Business Innovation &
  • Social Enterprise.

Murroona Gardens was nominated in all three categories.  We are delighted to advise that Murroona Gardens received a Highly Commended award in the Social Enterprise category. This is truly a wonderful result and reflects the  loyalty and dedication of all of the Murroona Gardens team members.







Murroona Gardens was recently announced as the winner in the Large Business Category of the Bowen Collinsville Business Awards.

In announcing Murroona Garden’s big business win, guest presenter, Channel 7 Mackay journalist Simon Nichols, described it as a “quiet achiever”.

However, the business, which employs 100 people, has plans that are anything but quiet.

“The business is progressing plans to construct a state of the art, 32 bed facility at a cost of approximately $8.5 million,” Mr Nichols said.

Murroona Gardens manager Greg Pollard was proud to see the aged care facility recognised for its positive contribution to the community. “It’s a credit to all the staff, to everyone at Murroona Gardens,” he said.

The presentation dinner was held at the PCYC on 29th August. This prestigious award is testament to the dedication, drive and commitment shown by all members of the Murroona Gardens team.

Along with flowers and a large plaque, we were given a cheque for $250-00 which will be spent celebrating with our staff at functions planned for 10th September.

Murroona Gardens Staff showcasing the AwardStaff Morning Tea

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