Stunning flowers and beautiful displays have taken out top prizes at the 2016 My Home Awards for the Logan region. Gardening extraordinaires in the Logan public housing community have been recognised for the hard work they have put in over the past 2 months; showing pride in their homes and making their gardens beautiful.
The Minister for Housing and Public Works, Mick de Brenni, said that the My Home Awards were reinstated last year due to popular demand from tenants.
“The Palaszczuk Government is restoring dignity to tenants by reinstating tenant participation programs, like the My Home Awards, which give tenants the opportunity to be a part of their community and show pride in their homes” he said.
Minister de Brenni, said that all the applicants deserve to be recognised for their efforts and congratulated the winners.
“I am inspired by all the winners of the 2016 My Home Awards. The competition across 67 local entries was fierce and every winner deserves their accolades.” Mr de Brenni said.
“Logan has approached the 2016 My Home Awards with enthusiasm, and put in the blood sweat and tears it takes to make beautiful gardens.” he said.
Local gardeners Reg & Mary Garland from Eagleby took out first prize in the House Garden category after putting in a lot of hard work and dedication.
“My wife and I are honoured to have been recognised as part of this year’s My Home Awards. These awards are a great initiative and encourage us to make a special effort.” Mr Garland said.
This year’s My Home Awards have been an outstanding success, with over 650 entries from across Queensland.
“With hundreds of entries, including 40 from new categories that have allowed remote indigenous communities to be involved, the My Home Awards have been well received right across the state.” Mr de Brenni said.
Mr de Brenni thanked all tenants who entered and is looking forward to seeing the My Home Awards continue in 2017.