Rocky claims tidiest town award ? again

By TAMARA KEMP

WE did it again. We're the best.

For the second year in a row, Rockhampton is officially the tidiest town in Central Queensland for 2005.

Rockhampton out-performed the region's strong contenders in this year's Keep Australia Beautiful Queensland Ergon Energy Tidy Towns competition.

And it's all in a day's work for Rockhampton City Council's gardener Adrian Bailey and Parks and Recreation foreman Peter Herdman.

Rockhampton City Council makes sure visitors get an instant glimpse of what the city is about by making their gardens attractive.

If you ever wondered why Rockhampton's southern roundabout and parks were kept beautiful, Mr Bailey and his working companion Greg Burgess were the reasons behind it.

Day after day the pair are up at 7am working on parks such as Rockhampton's Frank Ford, Central and Curtis Park.

Between the hours of 9am and 3pm, they get stuck into the mediams from the "Greetings to Rockhampton'' to Albert Street.

Hearing the good news Rockhampton City Council's horticulturalist Adrian Bailey leant on the back of his working ute and said "It's pretty good''.

"I started work at RCC as a trainee in 2003 and took over the parks and roundabout here since January this year.''

Mr Herdman said he was happy to win the Tidy Town award for the second year in a row.

"We owe it all to our chaps.



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