Nursery gets $14,600 grant
A VIRUS-DAMAGED website and computers at community nursery APACE in North Fremantle will get a reboot with a $14,647 Lotterywest grant presented by Cottesloe MLA Colin Barnett on Wednesday.
The 1983-established nursery successfully lobbied Mr Barnett when its land in riverside Johannah Street was under threat several years ago.
The nursery grows native and waterwise plants for the public and 14 councils, and conducts community education and land care throughout south-west suburbs.
APACE co-ordinator Tony Freeman said the internet virus hit the website about a year ago, and the grant would be used to make it secure for its use with mobile telephones, fit a new standalone server, update software and terminals, and train staff.
Cottesloe MLA Colin Barnett and APACE co-ordinator Tony Freeman look at waterwise plants grown at the nursery.