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Springing into bloom – region’s parks and gardens get thumbs up

19 September 2016

Our hard working Parks and Open Spaces Crew with some of the great spring blooms in the main street of Dalby.

Our hard working Parks and Open Spaces Crew with some of the great spring blooms in the main street of Dalby.

Whether you’re driving down the main street, taking your dog for a walk, or just passing through the Western Downs the vibrant and colourful flower beds and beautifully landscaped parks are putting smiles on faces and attracting praise from residents and visitors across the region.

Western Downs Regional Council Mayor Paul McVeigh said the immaculately kept gardens across the Western Downs are the pride and joy of Council’s hardworking Parks and Gardens Crews.

“Our gardens right across our region have been receiving many wonderful compliments from our residents and local businesses to the tourists and visitors passing through. People are so impressed that they are stopping into or calling our Customer Service Centres specially to pass on their praises,” he said.

“Our Parks and Gardens crews work year-round to make sure our open spaces are kept neat, tidy, and looking beautiful for everyone to enjoy. So, it’s great that their hard work and dedication is being recognised by our communities.

“Parks and open spaces add to the beauty, heritage and liveability of our region by making our communities great places to live and visit. That’s why we’re continuing to connect our people, encourage more local events, and enrich our towns through enhancing our gardens and open spaces in the Western Downs.

“Residents and visitors to Dalby, Chinchilla, Miles and Wandoan can expect to see upgrades to the gardens at MyALL 107 Dalby; Heeney Street Chinchilla; ANZAC Park in Miles; and O’Sullivan Park in Wandoan.”

The spring gardens across the region are coming into bloom for spring.

The gardens across the region are coming into bloom for spring.

Spokesperson for Parks, Open Spaces and Cemeteries Councillor Carolyn Tillman said in spring our region really comes into its own with great blooms and wonderful weather.

“Our region is a beautiful place to be in, particularly during spring when our gardens are exploding with colour, our open spaces are taken over by local events and the weather starts to get warmer,” she said.

“We have many great parks and gardens across the Western Downs, and our Parks and Gardens Crews have done a fantastic job in selecting plants that capture the unique, vibrant and fun characteristics of our towns.

“Like many of our residents I love watching our gardens come into bloom and always look forward to seeing what our crews plant next. This spring they’ve really outdone themselves!

“So next time you see our Parks and Gardens Crews working in the main street or out and about in the region don’t be shy to tell them how wonderful the gardens look.”

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Media Contact:
Cr Paul McVeigh | Western Downs Regional Council Mayor | 0408 700 392

Cr Carolyn Tillman | Spokesperson for Parks, Open Spaces and Cemeteries | 0401 662 352