City’s tree-planting initiative bears fruit
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.
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.