With the active support of Kate Thwaites MP, this year WNH received a Federal environment grant to Restore Native Habitat and Vegetation in our community garden. It's very exciting to be re-creating native flora and fauna habitat in our gathering spaces which will serve so many purposes. We hope this will attract more local birds and mini-beasts and become a tranquil place for the community to gather outside to connect with each other again.

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Our garden will be a fabulous outdoor classroom to learn about our local environment, indigenous history and utilise the outdoor kitchen that we have planned for the space. The design is incorporating user-friendly walkways to be inclusive of all-abilities whether it be using the vegie plot, the yarning circle or the kitchen area. More than ever people are seeing the need to be outdoors and connect with nature. The connection between natural environments and good mental health is proven. The impact of our work in nurturing our garden will become evident when Covid restrictions ease and we flourish in our re-invigorated outdoor space.

 Council have completed works to install a pathway through the garden, creating a safe, accessible and inviting walkway between the road, carpark and Aminya Reserve.

 Watch this space – we can’t wait to show you our progress!