New approach to Tidy Towns rating
Council focusses on one town per year to boost region
BIGGENDEN has gained an extra star in the 2016 Tidy Towns results.
North Burnett Regional Council chief executive officer Mark Pitt said the council wanted to boost the ratings and had put forward a multi-year plan to achieve this.
“The whole rating system has changed and the term Tidy Towns, as far as the competition goes, is a bit of a misnomer,” Mr Pitt said.
“It’s as much about community development and interaction as opposed to just the appearance.
“We will approach the next Tidy Town on a regional basis and apply for just one town in the competition each year.”
Mr Pitt said he hoped by concentrating on raising the rating of one town per year the region could lift its average.
“We don’t have the resources to do every town justice every year,” he said.
“As far as the rating, it is going to be a four- or five-year plan where we will be looking to get all the towns up to a three- or four-star rating.”