Tidy town ticks for Merriwa and Wingen

Murrurundi was not the only Upper Hunter town recognised in the Keep Australia Beautiful NSW Tidy Towns Awards. 

The Merriwa Railway Station restoration project was highly commended in the Cultural Heritage category.

Wingen in their first entry to the Tidy Towns Award were also highly commended in the new town category.

Werris Creek was overall town winner for a population between 1200 and 4000.

Nundle took out the top prize for a town with fewer than 350 residents as well as awards for their Go for Gold Chinese Easter festival, riverside beautification, waste minimisation, water conservation and Nundle Public School’s environmental programs.

Quirindi Royal Theatre picked up an award for cultural heritage.

There will be an open day and working bee at the Merriwa Railway Station this Saturday between 9am and about 3pm. People can view articles donated to the station, books, photos and railway uniforms on display.  

“Members and friends are welcome to visit and have a look at our small display, which can only get larger as time goes by,” Merriwa Railway Society president Brian Leedham said.

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