We had heaps of enjoyable down on the Moonee Ponds Creek for a bridge opening and tree-planting day with our Chain of Ponds Collaboration companions lately!

Mayor Samantha Byrne minimize the ribbon to open the NEW Vanberg Highway Bridge that connects communities in Essendon and Brunswick West.

A whole lot of bushes, crops, native shrubs and floor cowl foliage had been efficiently planted by attendees and our wonderful Conservation Crew. They even had recycled water, mini-watering cans and gloves for all concerned.

We labored for our snacks with bicycle powered smoothies loved by many, together with our Mayor and Councillors.

Held throughout NAIDOC Week, this occasion had robust significance. Caring for Nation and the surroundings are an necessary train in direction of Reconciliation. Thane from the Wurundjeri Council performed a proper Smoking Ceremony to cleanse and welcome us to the land.

This was the primary main challenge delivered with our Chain of Ponds Collaboration companions, together with Moreland (Merri-Bek) Metropolis Council, Melbourne Water, the Pals of Moonee Ponds Creek and Moonee Bicycle Customers Group (BUG).

It was made potential with funding from the Victorian Authorities by means of the Boosting Leisure Use of Waterways and Extra Trees for a Cooler, Greener West initiatives, together with price range allocations from Moonee Valley Metropolis Council, and Moreland Metropolis Council.

This challenge is testomony to the good outcomes potential when neighbouring Councils band collectively, and when completely different areas of presidency work hand in hand with the neighborhood to realize a shared aim.

This bridge is just the start – we will’t wait to see the outcomes of future works to return alongside the creek!

Try the gallery under for some snaps of the day! 

Skilled Picture Credit score: Moreland Metropolis Council

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