A large Grovedale reserve, described by one resident as a 'blank
canvas', has recently received a makeover with over 100 new trees planted.
The planting which includes Oaks, Pines, Eucalypts and Figs has
been completed in the reserve between Mulholland Crescent and the railway line
in Grovedale and will serve to screen the park and residents of Mulholland
Crescent from the line.
These canopy tree specimens will grow to create shade and give
character and beauty to the once empty reserve. Whilst the current planting
project is complete, it leaves plenty of room on the reserve for other
activities and for potential further community infrastructure or additional
The City’s Parks and Gardens team has also overseen the planting
of an avenue of street trees in nearby Rossack Drive. This planting project
will add shade and amenity to Rossack Drive, increasing the beauty of the
street and adding value to properties.
The beautification of the reserve and adjoining street come at the
same time as state government works have commenced on a major upgrade to the
nearby Waurn Ponds station which will include a second platform, more than 90
new car parking spaces and a new accessible pedestrian overpass and additional
CCTV and lighting.
Cr Stephanie Asher, Mayor:
I welcome this extensive planting program in Grovedale. It’s in
line with the City’s Urban Forest Strategy and the new trees will improve the
look, feel and liveability of the area.
Cr Anthony Aitken, Chair, Parks, Gardens and
City Services portfolio:
Trees are valuable assets for our community and we know that they
have a strong positive impact on people’s health and wellbeing.
This fantastic project will improve liveability for Grovedale
residents and provide welcome shade to the park and surrounding homes.
I hope that the Grovedale
community enjoys watching these young trees grow into mature specimens that
will provide lots of shade and beauty for present and future generations.