Monday, 26 November 2012

Bowen Claims Title of Queensland's Friendliest Town

Bowen has been crowned Queensland's Friendliest Town at the 2012 Tidy Town Awards. The 'Friendliest Town' category was awarded to Bowen for its combined efforts in tourism including "living, active historical venues" and it's Bowen Mural Society Initiative.

Council's Mayor, Jennifer Whitney said Council is thrilled that Bowen has received this accolade; particularly given it is a state wide competition.

"Bowen has a rich history which is embraced by the town and they have used this as a commitment to, and the promotion of visitor friendliness," Mayor Whitney said.

"The murals and the work of the Bowen Festival of Murals Society were instrumental in winning this award. The stories these murals tell enable people to appreciate the profound history that Bowen has and its significance in Queensland and Australian history," she said.

"Bowen has a great deal to offer in terms of visitor friendliness. There is a fantastic mix of history as well as the new facilities such as the water park and PCYC, the parks and walkways, great information centres and tourist facilities," she said.

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