Green light for green spaces

8 February 2017

The community is invited to join Landcare Australia to help beautify local green spaces

Two local sites next to CityLink have been selected to be rejuvenated as part of the Landcare Australia-CityLink Tulla Widening Urban Landcare Project.

Launched today, the project will see communities partner with Landcare Australia to transform the sites into healthy, vibrant spaces to be enjoyed by both local residents and wildlife.

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Union Street Cutting and Brady Reserve in Brunswick West were identified after rigorous assessment by Landcare Australia and input from local councils and community groups. The two sites scored the highest ratings for a range of criteria, including environmental and cultural importance, and value to the community.

"We are delighted to be working with local communities on these two projects, which will benefit local surrounds through an increase in biodiversity and habitat connectivity," said Landcare Australia CEO, Tessa Jakszewicz.

Landcare Australia will now start looking at detailed renewal plans for the two sites and is calling on local communities to share suggestions for indigenous plant species, wildlife habitat and landscaping for the area.

Locals will also have the opportunity to roll up their sleeves for community planting days scheduled for spring 2017.

"The CityLink Tulla Widening project is committed to being a good neighbour to the communities we work in," said Transurban Major Projects Director, David Clements.

"These Urban Landcare projects are being delivered in addition to the 150,000 native trees and shrubs the CityLink Tulla Widening project will plant as part of reinstatement works between Power Street and Bulla Road.

"It is a fantastic opportunity to bring together the expertise of Landcare Australia and local community knowledge to make positive changes to the health and wellbeing of local natural environments.

"We're very proud to be supporting communities through this initiative and really look forward to seeing locals lead and take ownership of these projects with the support of Landcare Australia."

To register your interest to get involved, contact Landcare Australia by calling (03) 9662 9977 or emailing enquiries@landcareaustralia.com.au.