The Longreach Landcare Group is encouraging Longreach Regional Council Residents to get involved in the Longreach Regional Council’s Creating Beautiful Communities Competition and learn more about plants in the region and what grows best in the West.
The Creating Beautiful Communities Competition, which was launched in April 2017, is seeking to incentivize residents to beautify their yards and gardens by offering prizes to the most improved, best street/laneway and an overall winner in the communities of Longreach, Ilfracombe and Isisford/Yaraka.
Longreach Landcare Chairperson, Anna-Marie Moffat says the program was a great opportunity for residents to look at their gardens, plant more drought resistant plants and support local nurseries and businesses.
“After five years of continuing drought, this program is a great incentive to get back into our gardens and start looking at plants that are native and more drought resistant, as well as beautifying our wonderful towns.”
“Whether you are a farmer, a town resident or visitor, I would also encourage everyone to be on the lookout for any weeds or problem plants such as cactus or Leucaena and get assistance or advice as to how to eradicate them.”
The competition runs from now until 30 September, with winners announced the following week.
For more information contact Council on (07) 4658 4111 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org .