Considered one of Queensland’s high builders is hoping will probably be third time fortunate when he weds his fiance, a former high director on the Cairns Hospital.

Consolidated Properties boss Don O’Rorke popped the query to Katie McMillan earlier this yr after the couple met by probability whereas on safari in Africa with their respective youngsters two years in the past.

Ms McMillan resigned from her place as Director for Speech Pathology on the Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Well being Service this month.

It was a task Ms McMillan has held for 22 years.

“It was very rewarding job,” Ms McMillan stated.

“I had a beautiful group and it was troublesome to say goodbye.

“However I look again and don’t have anything however fantastic reminiscences. It’s bitter candy.”

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Now Ms McMillan will be part of her fiance, who’s a profitable developer and Queensland rich-lister, in Brisbane at his 11-bedroom, 10 acre farm.

Ms McMillan’s two youngsters, aged 11 and 13 years, will be part of Mr O’Rorke’s seven youngsters, aged between 11 and 17 years of age, together with two 13-year previous twins.

Mr O’Rorke’s two different youngsters, aged of their 20s, not reside on the home.

“For a minimum of the subsequent yr, my plan is to simply deal with the household,” Ms McMillan stated.

“After being a working mum for therefore lengthy, I now have the prospect to be 100 per cent on the house entrance.

“However that’s seven youngsters to tackle the college run every day.”

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However it’s a new problem Ms McMillan believes she is greater than prepared for, because of the talents she has honed in her personal private {and professional} life over time.

“It’s an thrilling time forward and a whole change for me,” she stated.

Mr O’Rorke stated the couple had been planning to marry on October 1, 2022 – precisely 4 years after they met.

Consolidated Properties Group has been behind 40-plus years of improvement in Queensland, together with residential developments such because the under-construction Yeerongpilly Inexperienced challenge, varied industrial and resort initiatives, and retail precincts.

Considered one of Consolidated Properties present initiatives, Yeerongpilly Inexperienced. Picture: Equipped


“This got here out of the blue for me,” Mr O’Rorke stated.

“I didn’t assume I’d ever get married once more and I didn’t go to Africa anticipating to fulfill my future spouse however I instantly knew it was the proper factor.”

It is going to be Mr O’Rorke’s third marriage and Ms McMillan’s second.

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