Lockyer Valley towns clean up at tidy awards
THE Lockyer Valley can lay claim to being one of the cleanest regions in Queensland after picking up two Tidy Towns awards for 2012.
Withcott took out the Litter Prevention Award while Grantham won the Resource Recovery Award at the Keep Australia Beautiful Queensland Tidiest Towns awards night on October 22.
As a resident of Withcott, Lockyer Valley Mayor Steve Jones said he was proud to live in a town that held such high values.
"Withcott is a gateway into the Lockyer Valley, and the community is extremely focused on keeping the area looking beautiful," he said.
Cr Jones said the award was a great form of recognition for all the volunteers who worked hard to keep the area neat and tidy.
"We could not have the town looking this great without the work of our volunteers," he said.
Cr Jones was also delighted to win the Resource Recovery Award for the Grantham Beautification Project.
"We have made a real effort to stimulate employment and attract new residents to the area by giving Grantham a multi-million-dollar facelift," he said.
"We anticipate the beautification of Grantham will help attract new residents to the area and provide local businesses the opportunity to regain and increase productivity."
The overall winner was Longreach.