Nursery upgrade for Landcare Resource Centre

Date posted: 8 February 2018

Lake Macquarie’s Landcare Resource Centre will officially open its new nursery on Saturday, providing expanded and upgraded facilities to benefit the City’s environmental groups and volunteers.

Mayor of Lake Macquarie, Councillor Kay Fraser, will open the first stage of the improvement project, which also includes a covered outdoor learning area. Work on the upgrade began in mid 2017.

“Lake Macquarie has a strong reputation as a City that cares for and works hard to preserve its environment, and the Landcare Resource Centre supports our volunteers in this work,” Cr Fraser said.

There are more than 200 Landcare groups in Lake Macquarie who maintain and restore environmentally sensitive sites around the City through planting, weeding, rubbish clearing and many other activities.

The Landcare Resource Centre supports existing Landcare groups, assists in the growth of new groups and provides Landcare information to the general community. The Resource Centre also contains a demonstraton community garden site and wormfarm and hosts community garden, urban farming, composting and organic waste workshops. 

Members of the community are welcome to visit the Landcare Resource Centre, on the corner of Five Islands Road and Toronto Road at Booragul, during opening hours, from 8am to 4pm Monday to Friday. Tubestock plants are sold from the site every Tuesday between 8am and noon.

If you would like to get involved with Landcare, or find out more about our Lake Macquarie groups and projects, visit: lakemacquarielandcare.org.

Article by Lake Macquarie City Council

Page last updated: 8 February 2018