NQ the place to live

Posted March 27, 2015


Rod and Gloria Tome say Townsville is NQ living at its best.

Townsville offers tropical living at its best for locals Rod and Gloria Tome.

The pair moved from Sydney 20 years ago and has never looked back. Over the years they have watched the city grow.

They have followed the Cowboys from their first year, seen new suburbs pop up and the emergence of public services and key infrastructure.

“When we first moved to Townsville we were in Kirwan and it was like we were out in the bush then. Now look at it. It’s really expanded over the years. Douglas and North Shore weren’t even there then. Townsville has really gone ahead,” Mr Tome said.

Following retirement late last year Mr and Mrs Tome decided to sell up their current property and build a new home on 2400 sqm at the Mount Margaret Park Residential Estate in Rupertswood.

On completion, the four bedroom, plus study home will boast a big country style kitchen, a swimming pool and a Balinese hut. And of course what north Queensland home would be complete without a big shed for a fishing boat.

“We have a 12 x 9m shed for our 8m boat at our current place and I am going to build another one exactly the same at the new place,” Mr Tome said.

For Mrs Tome, the new build will give her a chance to indulge in one of her favourite hobbies – interior design.

“I enjoy interior decorating. I’m going to go for that modern Queensland look with a bit of industrial thrown in,” she said.

“I’m really looking forward to putting my own stamp on the house, the yard and the pool and all that goes with it.”

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