Grant to help make Monto more beautiful
MONTO will benefit from a Queensland Gas Company beautification grant.
The town’s rail bridge is in the process of being decorated with a variety of drought-and frost-tolerant plants, all purchased or donated locally.
The plants include agapanthus, grevilleas, cardboard cycad and varigated liriope.
The work is being done by Monto State High School students, council staff and other residents with a passion for the town.
Year 10 student Darren Goody said he had no problem with doing some hard work for his community.
“I am enjoying today’s work. We already have a garden at school and are learning about hydroponics,” he said.
“I am looking forward to seeing these plants grow over the years.”
North Burnett Regional Councillor Paul Lobegeier said he was grateful to QGC for the grant, the Monto Focus Group and various council staff.
“It was a relief when the high school students arrived to lend a hand, and I hope they look back with pride at their contribution to the town,” Cr Lobegeier said. “We have a really good working bee trying to create a sense of pride in our community.”
The next stage of the project is the sewage treatment plant.
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GREENTHUMBS: Monto State High SchoolYear 10 students Angus Williams and DarrenGoody prepare to plant around the rail bridge.