Thorny prob­lem of the Biggen­den Rose

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

WILL the Biggen­den Rose be moved or won’t it? This will fi­nally be de­cided at a com­mu­nity con­sul­ta­tion fo­rum tonight.

For the past two years the place­ment of the iconic rose at the end of the rose gar­dens in Ed­ward St has been a topic of de­bate.

With an­other sculp­ture be­ing com­mis­sioned through an RADF grant, North Bur­nett Re­gional Coun­cil will hold an­other com­mu­nity con­sul­ta­tion fo­rum tonight at 7pm to dis­cuss suit­able lo­ca­tions for the rose and new bot­tle tree within the town­ship.

Also un­der dis­cus­sion will be the sculp­ture of the miner in Beiers Park.

Coun­cil­lor Rob­bie Radel said there was presently bunting around the sculp­ture due to its un­safe con­di­tion.

“Parts are rusted so we need to de­cide whether it needs to be re­paired or re­placed,” he said.

“So we need com­mu­nity in­put on this de­ci­sion as well.”

Bur­nett Live­stock and Realty com­mented on its Face­book page: “Keep the Rose where it is Biggen­den. We have our of­fice in Ed­ward St, we are there mostly five days a week, it’s great to see vis­i­tors pos­ing with the Rose up that end of Ed­ward St and I think we need to have art pieces spread out in Biggen­den. Let’s leave the Rose where it is and add to the sculp­ture trail as we can.”

In­ter­ested peo­ple are en­cour­aged to at­tend the Me­mo­rial Hall tonight to dis­cuss their ideas about the struc­ture’s fu­ture.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion, phone Cr Radel on 0458 625 950 or the coun­cil of­fice on 1300 696 272

PHOTO: ERICA MUR­REE

UN­DER DIS­CUS­SION: The un­veil­ing of the Biggen­den Rose two years ago.

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