Keith Phillips KEITH PHILLIPS……. Keen fisherman and former Hinchinbrook Shire Mayor , has been living in picturesque Macknade for a mere 38 years & operates a prominent civil contracting business. (Wasn’t prepared to tell me where his secret fishin spot is!)
   
Steve & Norina Fantuz Steve & Norina Fantuz have lived their whole lives in Halifax (though Steve doesnt like to let on how old he is!!!) & have operated the local Supermarket & Post Office since 1991. After a major refurbishment in 2007 the business rebranded to a SPAR Supermarket to coincide with the opening of the new Spar Forrest Beach. The Fantuz family provide a great range of quality groceries & fresh produce to the district as well as large helpings of "community spirit".
   
Robert Firmi Robert Firmi (pictured here with dad Ettore & son Damien), operates the local engineering & fabrication business. E & I Firmi Engineering not only fabricate quality structures to the district but is repairs & maintenence life line to the local farming industry & both Sugar Mills. The family have lived in Halifax for over 48yrs & dont appear to be getting sick of it so far. Business is thriving and Robert's always on the lookout for good tradesmen.