School captains of the Childers State School bow their heads as they lay wreaths at the memorial in memory of the nation’s fallen.
School captains of the Childers State School bow their heads as they lay wreaths at the memorial in memory of the nation’s fallen. Ken Smith

Wide Bay Burnett area cleans up

EIDSVOLD has been named Wide Bay-Burnett’s Tidiest Town at the 2010 Ergon Energy Tidy Towns Regional Awards.

Keep Australia Beautiful Queensland CEO Rick Burnett said the Eidsvold community had developed a strong will to improve its environment and well-being.

“The town’s entrances, footpaths, parks and gardens are attractive and lovingly maintained,” he said.

Mayor Joy Jensen said council was pleased with each of the communities that received an award.

“It’s a reward for council staff and the community volunteers who work hard all year long providing facilities in immaculate condition,” she said.

Across the region Childers and Wallaville also received honours.

The Paradise and Bishopp Outdoor Advertising Heritage Award went to the Isis War Memorial, while the Wallaville Hall Committee won the Bush Spirit Award.

Bundaberg Regional Council Mayor Lorraine Pyefinch said it was a brilliant result.

“We couldn’t be prouder of the two awards,” she said.

“The Isis War Memorial is a fitting testament to community spirit in the Childers area. And Wallaville has shown just how strong their community spirit is, with the whole community involved in restoration of their hall.”

Monto received the Environmental Protection Award, Gayndah received the RACQ Litter Prevention Award, Mundubbera was awarded the Partnership Award while Biggenden was given the Friendliest Town Award.



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