Victor Jensen (grade 3) was this week presented a $2500 cheque by Townsville City Council Mayor Jenny Hill for his winning entry in the Local Government Association of Queensland’s (LGAQ) Better Communities competition.
The Better Communities competition offered a $2,500 prize each to the primary school and high school-aged students who built the best community, balancing realistic economic, environmental, and community factors.
Students used the Better Communities simulation game – which the LGAQ developed with award-winning Queensland game development studio Bail! Enemy Jet and local comms experts Articulous – as the platform to create their entries.
The primary school winner of the LGAQ Better Communities Competition Victor Jensen with Townsville City Council Mayor Jenny Hill
LGAQ CEO Greg Hallam said “The entries we received from across the state showed a lot of creativity and innovative thinking. Town planning and civic leadership require out of the box thinking and it is clear there is a lot of ingenuity and big ideas out there in Queensland’s schools.”
The judges said of the Oonoonba Year 3 student’s winning design: “Victor’s community has a great look and feel to it and we are pleased to see a range of housing types with good access to services and parks. Communities need to function locally and to fit within their district context. Well done Victor!”