-FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE-
7TH November 2019
COMMUNITY GARDEN BECOMING A REALITY
The Gundagai Community Garden Project has seen raised planting beds and new water tanks installed recently.
The project is the result of a Stronger Country Communities Round Two Grant, an initiative of the NSW State Government and administered by Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council (CGRC).
The community garden is aimed at creating a greater sense of community within Gundagai. The works are being carried out on the corner of Otway Street and First Avenue.
The garden will include a garden shed, 30 garden beds, and irrigation. Secure fencing, picnic bench, a barbeque, a hedge of natives and rain water tanks will be installed all for the use of the community and allow them to enjoy locally grown, fresh produce.
CGRC mayor Cr Abb McAlister said he is looking forward to seen the benefits that will come from the creation of the community garden.
“It is expected that everyone within the community will beneﬁt from the community garden. It will provide a social outlet for residents, a source of food, give locals a sense of responsibility and ownership over the garden, and will provide an opportunity to engage with people of all ages to learn a new skills,” Cr McAlister said.
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Work has commenced on Gundagai’s Community Garden Project, with the installation of ground covering mulch, rain water tanks and raised garden beds.