FROM THE MAYOR’S DESK

Central and North Burnett Times - - VOICE OF THE BURNETT -

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

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