An upcoming community planting event will help to transform over 700sqm of City verges into native garden, reducing the need for excess water, fertiliser and weed control while increasing biodiversity.
The event, which was made possible with a grant from the Government’s Communities Environment Program through Federal Member for Curtin Celia Hammond, is the first community planting event to be incorporated into the City’s Waterwise Restoration Program.
The special community planting will be held on Saturday 4 July and opened by Mayor Penny Taylor, Celia Hammond MP, and Water Corporation CEO Pat Donovan.
Local residents who want to participate are encouraged to bring their gloves, trowel, hat, and a cuppa, and will need to practice physical distancing.
Mayor Penny Taylor said this event was a great opportunity to create meaningful change that would have an impact on the appearance of our streets and on the environment now and for years to come.
A section of street will be closed to non-local traffic between the hours of 8am to 12.30pm for the event.
Attendees are encouraged to wear long sleeves, enclosed shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. Light refreshments will be provided.
To find out more about the event or to RSVP, call or email the City.