Gladstone Green Thumbs Invited to enter 2018 My Home Awards

Gladstone public housing tenants are encouraged to ready their gardens for springtime and enter this year’s My Home Awards.

Member for Gladstone Glenn Butcher said the awards recognised the beautiful gardens of public housing tenants, no matter if they were in a backyard, on a balcony or a communal garden tended by several tenants.

“This year’s awards feature eight categories – House Garden, Edible/Bush Tucker Garden, Courtyard Garden, Balcony Garden, Water-wise Garden, New Gardener, Children’s Garden and Communal Garden. “There is a category to suit every gardener, “ Mr Butcher said.

Entries close on Friday, 24 August 2018, with judging in September and October.

“The My Home Awards aims to encourage tenants to participate in their local community and recognises the pride and time that public housing tenants take in caring for their gardens,” Mr Butcher said.

Winners will receive vouchers or hampers to the value of $80 for first prize, $50 for runner-up and $30 for highly commended.

For more information about the 2018 My Home Awards, go to www.qld.gov.au/housing or visit your local Housing Service Centre. You can find contact details for your local Housing Service Centre by calling 13 QGOV (13 74 68).