NEWS & EVENTS
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.
GREENING THE WEST 1 MILLION TREES WINS AT PREMIER’S SUSTAINABILITY AWARDS
Greening the West (GTW) is a collaboration that aims to deliver positive health and social outcomes and enhanced liveability through a program of urban greening. GTW was awarded the 2019 Premier’s Sustainability Award for Environmental Protection for the 1Million Trees Project where over 1,072,320 trees and shrubs were planted in Melbourne’s West between 2015 and 2018. Over twenty thousand of these trees were planted along the Greening the Pipeline reserve, and thousands of trees were planted with the help of the community at four tree planting events. Species selection included eucalypts and acacias that can be pruned to be used by the Werribee Zoo to feed koalas, giraffes and gorillas. Read more.
WINNER OF AILA AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
The Pilot Park won the award for Land Management at the 2019 AILA (Australian Insititure of Landscape Architects) awards. A great recognition for the park’s success.
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. If you would like a tour, please contact the project group. Guests include:
• 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
NEW COMMUNITY GARDEN LAUNCHED
Led by the Williams Landing Residents Association, locals have transformed a small patch adjacent to the Pilot Park into a vibrant community garden. Funding was sourced from The Neighbourhood Project. A community event was held with many locals turning up to celebrate the new garden.
To get involved or for updates about planting events, head to the Community Garden Facebook page.
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.