Reinvigorating the Community Garden
Posted: 3 September 2021
The Busselton Community Garden has installed a 13,500-litre water tank and commenced replacement of the aging reticulation system with thanks to Busselton Water’s Community Partnership Program.
For almost 15 years, The Busselton Community Garden has been dedicated to providing a friendly welcoming space for recreation, socialisation and a place to encourage and educate the community about sustainable gardening. The refurbished reticulation system and new water tank will help maintain 75 plots occupied by a diverse range of community members.
Busselton Water Managing Director, Chris Elliott said the corporation was proud to partner with Busselton Community Garden to provide funding towards the water tank and replacement of the aging reticulation system to ensure the garden is well-maintained for the community’s use.
“It’s fantastic to contribute to a community group that not only provides an important space in our community, but is also dedicated to sustainability and water efficiency,” Mr Elliott said.
“Busselton Water’s contribution has ensured the water tank will capture winter rains with the reticulation installation supported by the community gardens skilled volunteers. We’re delighted to support initiatives like this,” Mr Elliott added.
President of The Busselton Community Garden, Peter Liedermoy, said, “Busselton Water’s contribution combined with the continued support from our volunteers has enabled positive outcomes across the garden”
“We are grateful for Busselton Water’s support – and proud to be able to offer a sustainable, water efficiency garden for the community to use for years to come.”
This year, the local water corporation is investing more than $12,500 across six local organisations through its Community Partnership Program. The program is part of the corporation’s commitment to investing in local grassroots organisations.