City’s tree-plant­ing ini­tia­tive bears fruit

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - News -

FROM lit­tle things, big things grow, which is what the Town of Vic­to­ria Park is plan­ning with the plant­ing of about 2900 trees.

The col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween the Town, the Vic Park Col­lec­tive and Vic Park Tran­si­tion Net­work or­gan­ised the Bring One, Get One Tree pro­gram that ran in lo­cal cafés last year – for ev­ery re­us­able cup used, the café would put a mar­ble in a jar with each mar­ble rep­re­sent­ing one tree to be planted.

The tree plant­ing will now take place.

Town chief ex­ec­u­tive An­thony Vuleta said it was a fan­tas­tic joint ef­fort by ev­ery­one in­volved.

“Ini­tia­tives like this help the Town of Vic­to­ria Park to achieve its mis­sion to be en­vi­ron­men­tally sus­tain­able via the de­liv­ery of our En­vi­ron­ment Plan 2013-2018,” he said.­mu­ni­ d440152

Pic­ture: Will Rus­sell

Harvest Espresso’s Genevieve Burke and April Car­pen­ter with Town of Vic Park en­vi­ron­men­tal of­fi­cer Bren­dan Nock. THE State Gov­ern­ment land sales pro­gram is mov­ing ahead with a sec­ond round of prop­er­ties pre­pared for sale.

It fol­lows the first round an­nounced last year which in­cluded the Depart­ment of Agri­cul­ture and Food head­quar­ters in Kens­ing­ton.

A Depart­ment of Agri­cul­ture and Food rep­re­sen­ta­tive said the As­set In­vest­ment Pro­gram in­cluded $250,000 planned ex­pen­di­ture on a busi­ness case to as­sess af­ford­able ac­com­mo­da­tion op­tions for the South Perth head­quar­ters

“This is plan­ning for a new build­ing model which will not be lo­cated at the cur­rent South Perth site, which will be sold. A likely op­tion is co-lo­ca­tion with a univer­sity or sim­i­lar or­gan­i­sa­tion, with the lo­ca­tion and part­ner­ship to be de­ter­mined through a com­pet­i­tive process,” the rep­re­sen­ta­tive said.

Lands Min­is­ter Terry Red­man said the State Gov­ern­ment was work­ing closely with its agen­cies and the prop­erty sec­tor to iden­tify and con­tinue to bring sur­plus gov­ern­ment prop­er­ties to mar­ket.

“I en­cour­age de­vel­op­ers and other prospec­tive buy­ers to visit the Depart­ment of Lands web­site for in­for­ma­tion about cur­rent and fu­ture sales of sur­plus gov­ern­ment land,” he said.

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