Six Seasons Garden to feature within the Waroona Community Precinct

Published on Monday, 6 February 2023 at 12:07:57 PM

The Waroona Community Precinct development continues to progress with a Noongar Six Seasons garden featuring as part of the landscaping layout. The six seasons of the Noongar calendar are Bunuru (February-March), Djeran (April-May), Makuru (June-July), Djilba (August-September) and Kambarang (October–November) and Birak (December-January).


The planned plantings, which include endemic and iconic local plant species, have been advised by internationally recognised botanist and Shire resident, Kingsley Dixon. The planting of a six seasons garden originated from feedback contained in the Waroona Precinct Community Working Group’s report and recommendations.


Advanced trees have been included in the landscape planning tender specifications, as well as a variety of plants that will attract local fauna such as black cockatoos.


While the majority of native vegetation on the Community Precinct site will be retained, five trees have been recommended for removal by a qualified arborist. A clearing permit has been granted under the Environmental Protection Act and these trees will be replaced with advanced tree plantings.


Shire President Mike Walmsley said that the entire community will be invited to be involved with helping the Community Precinct to take shape, with community planting days proposed.


“Many residents have already been heavily involved with planning for Community Precinct, so it’s very exciting to be moving closer towards opportunities for planting days, as well as the design and installation of public art,” Cr Walmsley said.   


The Community Precinct has been jointly funded by the Federal Government, the State Government through the Department of Local Government Sport and Cultural Industries, Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development and Lotterywest, the Shire of Waroona, the Alcoa Waroona Sustainability Fund and the Lions Club of Waroona.


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