The awards celebrate and recognise the wonderful gardens created and cared for by Queensland’s public housing tenants.

There are nine categories this year that cater for all types of gardens, whether that is a few pots on a balcony, to a communal garden shared by tenants. A new category has been added this year to recognise the gardeners in North Queensland affected by the monsoon and flooding earlier this year.

All entrants receive a gardening pack which includes a My Home Awards tote bag, produce bag, seed pack and planting guide.

Prize winners in each category will receive a hardware voucher or garden hamper to the value of:

  • $80 for first prize
  • $50 for runner up
  • $30 for highly commended.

Tenants can enter online at www.qld.gov.au/tenantconnect or pick up an entry form at their local Housing Service Centre.

Entries close on 9 September 2019.


Just because you’re renting, doesn’t mean you can’t access the benefits of solar power in your home.

The Queensland Government’s Solar for rentals trial is offering tenants in the Bundaberg, Gladstone and Townsville local government areas easy access to solar at no upfront costs.

This unique opportunity will enable around 1,000 tenants and lessors to share the value of installing a solar PV system.  You and your lessor both need to agree to be part of the trial and sign a new lease of at least 12 months with a fair rent increase. In return, you could save up to $300 a year by either using the solar power in your home or selling it back to the electricity grid. You can use the online calculator to see it might benefit you.

Houses, townhouses or duplexes currently rented for $350 or less per week are eligible.

To find out more about the trial and to use the solar for rentals calculator to see how you could benefit, visit www.qld.gov.au/solar-for-rentals or talk to your property manager or landlord today.


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