Ravensbourne Waste Facility takes out garden gong

Toowoomba Region’s annual Waste Facility Garden Competition.

Trips to the tip just got that much blooming better after Toowoomba Region’s annual Waste Facility Garden Competition.

Ravensbourne Waste Facility took out the 2017 accolade in transforming the waste facility entrance.

Councillor Nancy Sommerfield, Water and Waste Portfolio Chair, and Councillor Bill Cahill, Portfolio Leader, Water and Waste toured the region’s waste facilities to judge the winning entrance.

“We are known for our beautiful gardens and this applies not just to our parks but right across our region, so it makes sense that we beautify our facilities where we can,” Cr Sommerfield said.

“Our judging was based on five criteria that focussed on recycling and re-purposing material that was water wise in design.” Cr Sommerfield said.

Competition was fierce across Toowoomba’s staffed waste facilities that encouraged Toowoomba Region staff and Ability Enterprise employees to transform their places of work.

“The lovely thing about this initiative is the involvement of Ability Enterprise’s employees and Council staff, who have worked together to add to the amenity of the facilities.

“This project has created a sense of pride and all involved are looking forward to watching the garden grow, Cr Sommerfield concluded.

Councillor Cahill agrees. “Taking rubbish to the dump is not always the most pleasant of jobs but this initiative of beautifying our waste facilities lifts staff pride and reminds the community that you can repurpose and recycle goods to make water friendly green spaces.”

Toowoomba Regional Council is committed to delivering efficient waste services to residents. A core focus of the 2017 Waste Management Strategy adopted by Council is to promote recovery, recycling and the reuse of waste materials for future generations to enjoy.

For more information please call 131 872 or visit http://www.tr.qld.gov.au/

Toowoomba Region’s annual Waste Facility Garden Competition results:

Ravensbourne Waste Facility

Second Place:
Crows Nest Waste Facility

Third Place:
Jondaryan Waste Facility

Most Improved:
Evergreen Waste Facility

Highly Commended:
Clifton Waste Facility
Goombungee Waste Facility
Yarraman Waste Facility


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