The Wollert community came together at Northside Park on Saturday 30 July for a free tree-planting day to celebrate the successful completion of Council’s Love Where You Live Wollert campaign.
Administrator Peita Duncan and City of Whittlesea CEO Craig Lloyd were joined by Bronwyn Halfpenny MP, State Member for Thomastown, local families and community groups at the Council-run event and shared in the planting of more than 1200 trees and shrubs.
Games, face-painting, a barbecue and entertainment contributed to a festive and family-friendly atmosphere.
“It was fabulous – much higher than expectations! Lots of fun activities, free drinks and barbecue, and a variety of plants to choose to suit the age group and physical abilities!” said local resident, Yuki.
The Love Where You Live Wollert campaign ran throughout July to foster a sense of community connection and pride in the suburb of Wollert, by cleaning up litter from the streets and helping Wollert residents connect with Council services.
CEO Craig Lloyd said residents had embraced Council’s initiatives over the month, which included free recycling and e-waste drop-off events, community information sessions and school education programs about safely disposing of waste and reporting illegal dumping.
“This tree-planting day was Council’s chance to say thank you to our residents. They’ve contributed to making Wollert an even better place to live and showed a tremendous community spirit,” said Mr Lloyd.
The community waste drop-off events were a huge success, with approximately 300 residents attending. Across the five events, an astounding amount of waste was collected for safe and sustainable disposal:
Council is keen to build on the community spirit that has been sparked this month, by keeping the community informed of our services and empowering them to continue making Wollert a great place to live.
For information about reporting illegal rubbish dumping and correctly disposing of waste, see www.whittlesea.vic.gov.au/waste-environment/bins-and-waste.