Why Bryce made the move to Rockhampton

Bryce Millar, owner of Mad Dog Productions, lives in Rockhampton with wife Angela and  children Archie, 3 & Paige, 1. Find out why he made to the move the Rockhampton Region.

Family enjoying a day out at the dam

Bryce Millar and family enjoying a day out at Mount Morgan Number 7 Dam.

WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO MOVE TO THE REGION?

It was a decision made pretty fast. In January of 2004 I was working in Victoria and I decided to apply for a transfer with Channel 10. Rockhampton came up as available and without even researching the place I made the move two weeks later! Lucky for me Angela (who was my girlfriend at the time) trusted me enough to move, as we have gone on to get married and have our children here.

WHAT DO YOU ENJOY ABOUT LIVING HERE?

It has everything you want. Sun, Beach, Bush and an airport. It’s an easy place to live and the people reflect that; not much fazes us up here! (So many more options can be found at this listing)

HOW HAS LIFE CHANGED SINCE MOVING?

I only own one jumper now, so that’s good news… I think the region has come a long way in twelve years. We’re becoming a really attractive region and our facilities are improving every day, there’s a positive vibe which seems to differ from the rest of the ‘doom and gloom’ that the media keep reminding everyone about.

YOU HAVE YOUR OWN BUSINESS HERE.

HOW HAS YOUR CAREER PROGRESSED SINCE LIVING IN THE REGION?

The digital revolution has helped our business immensely, things have gone from strength to strength. I’ve found that if you’re customer-orientated and have a passion for what you do people will notice. We now employ four staff and work with national and international clients which is really rewarding. I don’t think I would’ve had the success I have today without Rockhampton and its people.

WHAT ARE THE BEST THINGS ABOUT RAISING A FAMILY HERE?

It’s the accessibility and variety on offer. We go to the beach most weekends, Zoo, Crocs, Parklands, Caves, Indoor rodeo arena, Heritage Village, Great Keppel Island and one of our favourite spots is Ferns hideaway. It’s a place where you do what you feel like. The kids get a real ‘hands on’ learning experience from a young age, I think that really helps their development. Trying to balance family and work life is hard at the best of times, so it’s great to have such a variety of things to do so close to home.

WHAT’S THE NUMBER ONE PIECE OF ADVICE FOR PEOPLE MOVING TO THE REGION?

Don’t make any judgements beforehand! I guarantee if you spend a week with anyone that lives here you’ll see why they love living in the region. Growing up in drought you take things for granted; for me I still get joy out of being able to water the garden when I want, not having two minute showers… it’s the simple things in life that give the most pleasure. We have the best weather, great people and a diverse economy with a positive outlook for the future. Happy days.