Roxy complex in running for Tidy Towns Cultural Heritage Award

September 4, 2010

Keep Australia Beautiful tidy Towns assessor, Glenys Anderson OAM cast a critical eye over the Roxy Theatre complex recently as part of her tidy Towns Award assessment.  The Roxy is nominated in the Heritage Branch Cultural Heritage Award.

Roxy restaurant restoration
Roxy Manager Sandy McNaughton explains to Tidy Towns assessor, Glenys Anderson, how the large display cabinets donated to the Roxy by Carolyn Rose, will be restored and used as part of the Roxy Cafe.

Ms Anderson, former CEO of Keep Australia Beautiful Council Queensland and instigator of Tidy Towns in Queensland, is one of 19 Assessors who travelled throughout New South Wales assessing the towns.

An accomplished singer songwriter, Glenys was very impressed with the acoustics of the Roxy  and the way it has been carefully preserved in the restoration process.

Roxy Manager, Sandy McNaughton also showed Glenys through the Roxy Cafe restoration project.  She carefully noted aspects of the project, and commented on sympathetic renovation work and attention to detail.

Glenys said that although Bingara had not nominated for the overall Tidy Towns Award, the presentation of the town was such that it would be worthy of inclusion.