GYMPIE IS GOLD - LET'S MAKE IT SHINE!
Building Stronger Communities
For the past three years, since moving just south of Gympie to Mothar Mountain, I have actively engaged with the local community. I proudly serve as the president of the local community hall, contributing to the organisation of social events, markets, environmental initiatives on our property and at the hall. Additionally, I have successfully secured community grants to enhance and maintain the hall.
My hands have literally been in the ground, tending to our family’s rural property, which keeps me happily occupied. I have fallen in love with Gympie, appreciating the laid-back atmosphere, the friendly and helpful people and the abundant opportunities for all. Since arriving locally, I’ve embodied a vibrant, energetic, and proactive approach to getting things done.
My passion lies in community engagement, natural health and embracing the wisdom of past remedies. I adore people and events, and I bring an energetic, dedicated and fun-loving spirit to everything I do. Whether it’s having fun, being serious and compassionate when needed, or ensuring tasks are completed, I am committed to making a positive impact.
A country girl at heart I spent my childhood and schooling years in Swan Hill, rural Victoria. My secondary education was at the local Technical school where my studies included motor mechanics, carpentry and woodwork, sheet metal and fitting and turning. I was a champion swimmer and spring board diver, was a school Prefect in my senior schooling years and managed the variety department at Safeway on weekends.
My father was a trade secondary school teacher and later a TAFE teacher while my mother had a variety of jobs including working for council in a support role.
Two years were spent in Melbourne at Phillip Institute of Technology Bundoora (now RMIT) where I studied Social Work. I completed 2 out of a 4 year bachelor of Social Work.
At the age of 20, I moved to Queensland and fell in love with the climate and lifestyle. Over the years have lived in numerous places – Townsville, Ingham, Bundaberg, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast for 13 years and now my home Gympie.
Since moving to the Gympie region, I quickly fell in love with the people, culture, and landscape. I wholeheartedly embraced farming and rural living while planting, building, and creating a self-sufficient, off-grid property.
As the president of the Mothar Mountain Hall, I took on the challenge of revitalising a beautiful, historic hall. The community came together for events, maintenance, and planting days. Monthly markets facilitated strong networks, offering opportunities for business, networking, and a sense of belonging for everyone.
I am a devoted wife and mother to an earth angel aged 10 and an angel in heaven, born still but loved and never forgotten. My husband, an amazing and dedicated tradesman and electrician, shares my love for Gympie, community, and the land. Together, we actively contribute our time and services to the community.
As a homeschooling mum, I’ve played an active role in creating classes and events for children since 2019.
I’ve organised dozens of events around Australia, including Freedom Fest on the Sunshine Coast, and have been a vocal advocate for body autonomy and freedom of choice.
With a background in successful retail businesses, hospitality, and management, I am open to learning and adapting. My recent venture into land stewardship has deepened my appreciation for the land, seasons, and weather. Experiencing both floods and droughts, my compassion and understanding for those working on the land have grown exponentially in the last few years.
What I bring to the Gympie Regional Council is passion, energy, dedication to community, and a genuine love for the region. I see numerous opportunities for not only tourism and businesses but also for building a family-oriented, healthy, and thriving community.
I am a logical, creative, and analytical thinker—a visionary actively involved in creating and building. I am resilient and tough when needed, unafraid to speak out and stand up for what’s right, and possess a compassionate heart. Rather than mere survival, I envision Gympie thriving.
Bring it on!
Vote 1 Allona Lahn
Gympie Regional Council Division 5
Allona’s Areas Of Focus
I believe local community is the key to a successful society and world. Farming, tourism, business, industry and families should be thriving rather than surviving. I believe we can make a better world for ALL.
Updates & Events
The bypass at Gympie is going to change the region! No longer will we have to battle the traffic heading into town.
It will be interesting to see how this change impacts the region and particularly the businesses along the Highway.