FROM THE MAYOR’S DESK
WITH the Tidy Towns Competition on the horizon, it is time to get an application ready.
It is not something that has to receive special attention at one time of the year, but needs to be in people’s minds all year.
After being so successful last year, with Mundubbera taking out the State Award, we have a big act to follow this year.
I would like council to select one or two towns this year to be entered to represent the region.
The structure of the competition has been changed and now incorporates a number of sections that take in individuals, businesses, and events, as well as innovative and new ideas.
Hence it is important to have the community involved.
With the rail corridor still not finalised, and groups concerned about what lies ahead, it is opportune that representatives of Rail and Main Roads are visiting the area this week to give an idea of where the Government stands with the future of the line and corridor.
Members of the groups are meeting with these people to hear the latest.
Congratulations to Sophie Hughes on winning Queensland Miss Showgirl at the Ekka last week.
Sophie represented Teebar in the Wide Bay Burnett section and won there before going on to win for the state. So the trophy remains in the Burnett for another year.
Donna Baker was an exceptional representative for the last year.
Sheree Beddows, from Biggenden, won the award as Rural Ambassador and I extend sincere congratulations to her as well.
These girls have put themselves forward to carry the message of country Queensland to all parts of the state and country and we owe them a massive “thank you.”
Every best wish for the future.
- Mayor Don Waugh