JRA’s STRONGER COMMUNITIES GRANT
Jamboree Residents Association has successfully applied for $15,743 from the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Grant.
Funding via the grant will permit the infill planting, creek bank refurbishment and installation of solar panels in Haydn Sargent Place. The existing HSP project site has been extended to include to the clearing of weed species and revegetation of the Detention Basin of Mt Ommaney Creek. The Detention Basin is the ¾ hectare crater beside the old Mitre10 site which temporarily holds back excessive water run off in Mt Ommaney Creek before feeding into the storm water pipe under Mt Ommaney Shopping Centre.
A condition of the Grant is for JRA to provide by cash, donation of plants or volunteer labor to an equivalent amount.
The Centre Management of Mt Ommaney Shopping Centre will donate a generous amount towards this goal along with a commitment of further enhancement of the Andaman Street rear entry to their complex.
Local businessmen, Peter Gale from Galeforce Tree Services and Eden Tait from Taity’s Excavation, while contacted for facets of the preparation work, both have pledged extra in-kind contributions.
Rachel McGinn, a final year student in Bachelor Landscape Design who works part time at Mt Ommaney Woolworths Caltex is generously donating her expertise in designing a plant species and promotional plan.
As a further in-kind contribution, residents who are planning to remove excessive garden plant species are encouraged to donate any unwanted but approved species.
The project site has been accepted by the Federal Government’s Work for Dole scheme in which out-of-work locals have been allocated to do preparation work for residential week end volunteers.
The residential volunteer work will range from plant installation and maintenance to the spreading of soil and mulch
Within the grant, a substantial amount has been allocated for the supply of native trees, shrubs, ground cover plant species and soil.
As has occurred in the past, we are confident that residents will donate approved plants from garden thin outs.
For better night time beatification and security, the grant will also provide funding for the installation of solar panels and lighting in a section of Haydn Sargent Place.
The project should be completed by Xmas but of course volunteers will be required for ongoing watering and maintenance.
Residents wishing to become involved in volunteer work or plant or cash donations can contact project manager Wayne on 0402 084 784 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Sometime in August, on a weekend yet to be decided there will be an official launch of the Grant accompanied with community planting.
Peter Gale removing weed species from floor of Detention Basin.
Proposed location for rock embankment planting beside Mitre10
Project signage at Andaman Street entry