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Backyard Improvement Program

Each year the Lead Alliance give Mount Isa residents with young children the opportunity to win some fantastic prizes by joining our Backyard Improvement Program.

For the past 9 years, the Lead Alliance has held this annual program which is available to all Mount Isa residents. The program was established to stimulate Mount Isa residents with young families to create lead safe and water wise gardens/ backyards for children and families to enjoy.

The mission of the families is to reduce bare soil areas in their yards and or gardens that are accessible to children. The positive changes will assist to decrease the risk of elevated blood lead levels in children.

To participate, Mount Isa families are required to submit “before” images of the areas of the yard they intend on making improvements to and upon completion of the program (some 3 months later) provide “after” images which are subject to independent judging.

In 2021, we received 73 entries from local families who had been working hard on making lead safe improvements to their yards, this was the most successful year to date and we are eager to continue to build on its success in 2022.

It is essential that the Mount Isa community work together to ensure that our children have a safe and healthy environment to learn and play in.

First place: Simone Langtree and Family
Backyard Improvement Program 2019