TIDY TOWN UNVEILED: Cr Ros Heit with Tidy Town judge, David Curtin.
TIDY TOWN UNVEILED: Cr Ros Heit with Tidy Town judge, David Curtin. Matt Collins

IT'S OFFICIAL: Tidiest town in the state named

WONDAI'S titles of Queensland's tidiest town and cleanest school are now official.

Keep Queensland Beautiful CEO and Tidy Town judge, David Curtin was in Wondai on Thursday, November 22 to officially present the award to the town.

"Congratulations to Wondai, you guys have managed to tick all the boxes,” he said.

Cr Ros Heit, who along with Wondai Art Gallery president Elaine Madill played a significant role in completing the Tidy Towns application, was chuffed with the award.

"It's a fantastic honour for Wondai,” Cr Heit said.

Cr Heit acknowledged the efforts of the art gallery members and the gentle persuasion caused by their popular baked delicacies.

"It was the morning teas that got us the award I think,” she joked.

MANY HANDS:  Elaine Madill, Cr Ros Heit, hard working South Burnett Council staff, Tidy Town judge, David Curtin and Mayor, Keith Campbell
MANY HANDS: Elaine Madill, Cr Ros Heit, hard working South Burnett Council staff, Tidy Town judge, David Curtin and Mayor, Keith Campbell Matt Collins

It was a day of double celebrations for the town as Wondai State School was acknowledged as Queensland's cleanest school.

"It's not the first time Wondai has won, they picked up awards in 2006, 2007 and 2008,”

As the Tidy Town judge, Mr Curtin said he enjoyed the role but it did have its challenges.

"It's a fun job, not only do I get to visit and see what is happening in Queensland communities but there is the hard side of deciding out of all of these great projects which one takes the cake,” he said.

South Burnett Regional Council mayor, Keith Campbell accepted the award and praised the entire Wondai community for the prestigious title.

"One of the elements of the competition is the way in which the spirit of the community works,” he said.

"There is absolutely no doubt that the spirit that exists in this town of Wondai is something to be envied.

"It all contributes to the lovely lifestyle that exists here in Wondai.”

South Burnett

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