TIDY TOWN: Cr Ros Heit and Wondai Regional Art Gallery President, Elaine Madill prepare for the tidy town awards after Wondai's nomination.
TIDY TOWN: Cr Ros Heit and Wondai Regional Art Gallery President, Elaine Madill prepare for the tidy town awards after Wondai's nomination. Matt Collins

Small town prepares to clean up in awards

THE quaint little South Burnett town of Wondai has been nominated in this year's Queensland tidiest town competition.

South Burnett Regional Councillor, Ros Heit was proud the town had been nominated and was looking forward to meeting the judges when they come into town on Thursday September 13.

"The judges will be meeting different groups on the day including the Wondai State School as a tidy school,” she said.

President at the Wondai Regional Art Gallery, Elaine Madill said there was so much going on in the town of 2000 and it was great to get some recognition.

"We have so much going on in the town including a band that plays here regularly,” she said.

Cr Heit said the tidy town awards were not just given to the town with the least rubbish but the complete package.

"The criteria they have now is focused around community spirit, energy innovation, water conservation and resource management,” she said.

Wondai is no stranger to the Queensland tidy town competition after gaining runners up honours in 2004.

This year however, Mrs Madill said they are looking to take out the big prize.

"A big part of it is community spirit and we are definitely going to win on that,” she said.

The Queensland tidiest town awards coincide with Keep Australia Beautiful Week which took place from Monday August 20 to Sunday August 26.

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