Majority want rose to stay put
THE majority of people at last week’s community consultation forum, organised by the North Burnett Regional Council, were of the opinion the Biggenden Rose was in the perfect spot.
But the council’s senior technical officer, Eric Sturgess, said the rose was not in the right place.
“I wouldn’t be doing my job with workplace, health and safety if I didn’t bring up these issues,” Mr Sturgess said.
“Any issues bought to my attention need to be looked at and rectified.
“But it is clear the majority want the rose to stay where it is.”
In the coming days, another piece of art, a substantial bottle tree, again the work of Craig Nelson and funded through RADF funding, will be placed in the vicinity of the RV Park entrance.
All at the forum agreed this was the most suitable position.
Councillor Robbie Radel said if it was placed in the right place, people taking photographs of it would have Mt Walsh in the background of their photo.
Asset Services manager Justin Kronk and his team will now take all suggestions on board.
“They will come up with a risk assessment and what options are available,” Mr Sturgess said.
“It is fantastic a community is so passionate about its town.”