ABOUT US 2017-10-21T15:02:54+00:00

About Us

Stable on the Strand is owned and run by Stable on the Strand Inc., a non-profit organisation,
whose members are drawn from across the various churches of Townsville.

Management Committee

PRESIDENT
Sister Helen Mary Peters

VICE PRESIDENT
Richard Hosking

TREASURER
Raoul Prideaux

SECRETARY
Mary McAuliffe

COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Adrian Buell
Amanda Kelly
Robyn Frewen-Lord
Anne Harley
Diana MacGregor
Ian Ross

Business & Event Manager

Belinda Stuart

Executive Committee

PRAYER
Lepani & Fifi Pulea

PASTORAL CARE
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TOWN OF BETHLEHEM
Robyn Frewen-Lord

FESTIVAL & STAGES
Ian Jarvis

YOUTH
Fiona Cochrane

HOSPITALITY
Cheryl & Phil Gosper

VOLUNTEERS
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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
Amanda Kelly

SITE MANAGEMENT
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SITE SUPPORT
Patrick Cabassi

MARKETING
Belinda Stuart

STABLE ON PALM
Ada Boland

Stable on the Strand History

2017 is our 16th year of operation at Strand Park. The event commenced in 1999 as a small production at a Mt Louisa church (Mt Louisa House of Praise) using the talents of a few local churches.

In 2002 the Townsville City Council approached the organisers and invited them to take their ‘Stable’ production to Strand Park, and ‘Stable on the Strand’ was born.

Crowds over the 5 nights have grown from 22,000 to current figures of regularly attracting around 40,000 visitors.

Stable on the Strand Awards

  • 2014 – ‘Mayor of Town of Bethlehem’ Pastor Robyn Frewen-lord – Townsville Citizen of the Year
  • 2013 – Creating Inclusive Communities Awards : Business/Community Sector
  • 2011 – Community Event of the Year – Australia Day Award
  • 2011 – Townsville Arts Award  – Event / Festival of the Year
  • 2009 – Rev Anne Harley,  Qld finalist – Local Hero, National Australia Day Awards
  • 2007 – Australia Day Certificate of Achievement
  • 2006 – Event Organiser Pastor Anne Harley – Townsville Citizen of the Year
  • 2002 – Community Event of the Year – Australia Day Award