Tidiness record faces judges again

MAJESTIC buildings, environmental initiatives, community spirit and a unique character and friendliness.

The Beef Capital is an impecca-bull city.

Rockhampton was this year awarded Queensland’s Tidiest Town, but can we gain country-wide acclaim?

The Australian Tidy Towns Awards judge, Dick Olesinski, will be in Rockhampton today and tomorrow as part of his judging tour for the Keep Australia Beautiful Australian Tidy Towns Awards.

Mr Olesinski will tour the city to evaluate the community based on categories such as Heritage and Culture, Resource Recovery and Waste Management, Water Conservation and Community Action and Partnerships.

He said the Australian Tidy Towns Awards highlighted the efforts of our communities in reducing their environmental impact.

“All the state finalists have demonstrated excellent environmental outcomes with each of their activities and I’m looking forward to visiting these communities,” he said.

As Queensland’s Tidiest Town, Rockhampton was awarded for its environmental initiatives such as the new domestic recycling bins and public place recycling.

Keep Australia Beautiful Queensland chairman Emeritus Professor Tor Hundloe congratulated Rockhampton on winning the Queensland award.

“Rockhampton demonstrated its commitment and leadership in engaging the community and working towards creating a sustainable community,” Professor Hundloe said.

TIDY EFFORT

Rockhampton’s winning formula:

• Environmental protection and innovation

  • A unique friendliness and character
  • Cultural and heritage activities
  • Efficient and effective use of resources
  • Community partnerships
  • Youth initiatives
  • Visitor friendliness
  • Litter prevention


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