NEWS & EVENTS
COMMUNITY PLANTING DAY
The Williams Landing Community Garden is having its first community planting day this Monday 12th March. Come along and help grow your community.
The Garden is open to all members of the community to enjoy and learn about growing fruit and vegetables.
ZONE 5 MASTER PLANNING
The next big stage of Greening the Pipeline is a master plan of the reserve between Lawrie Emmins and Skeleton Creek. This section is approximately 4km. We have engaged a consultant to design this master plan, and we will collaborate with the community and our stakeholders.
GTP presents at WSUD 2018 & Hydropolis 2018
We presented Greening the Pipeline at a conference in Perth with the theme of “Big picture thinking in Creating Water Sensitive Communities”. Our project is certainly a big picture one. 27km long! We showcased the project and its opportunities in transforming a 19th century asset into a new use that will contribute to a 21st century water sensitive city.
FINALIST AT VICTORIAN WATER AWARDS 2017
Our Pilot Park was a finalist at the VWA Awards for its stormwater capture, treatment and reuse, which provides sustainable irrigation for the newly created green open space. Repurposing a 19th century asset to fit the needs of a 21st century community. We were proud to represent the many people/teams involved in this project.
SUPPORTING GREEN THUMBS ON THE MOS
Approval for a trial community garden adjacent to the Pilot Park, led by the Williams Landing Estate Residents Association has been approved. We have supported the group through the process of obtaining a licence from Vic Roads and getting materials and labour for the project funded through the Department of Justice. The garden group have been successful in their application to be part of the Neighbourhood Project led by CoDesign and supported by the Myer Foundation and Resilient Melbourne. Their vision is to create a garden that is inclusive, connects neighbours, creates a sense of community and promotes healthy food and living.
SHARING KNOWLEDGE AT THE PILOT PARK
We have hosted numerous site visits at the Pilot Park to share our learnings with the industry and the community.
• Bangkok Municipal association and Tianjin Government Leaders program through the UN Global Compact Cities program
• Ecocity Global Summit
• China’s Ministry of Housing & Urban Renewal Development
• Truganina South Primary School students
YOUR FEEDBACK FROM THE LAUNCH
Thank you to everyone who provided their feedback on our Greening the Pipeline initiative during the launch of the Pilot Park on the 29th April 2017. There were some wonderfully unique and interesting ideas that sparked our excitement behind the scenes! Your ideas have been compiled in this image.
PILOT PARK LAUNCHED
Welcome to Greening the Pipeline’s first park. Construction of the park commenced in December 2016, and the community launch event was held on 29th April 2017. Around 300 people enjoyed the event with live entertainment, BBQ, face painting and kids activities.