Blooming good news for Olsen Place

A total of 14 vertical garden beds will soon be mounted at the entrance to Olsen Place, on Widford Street in Broadmeadows.

Hume Mayor, Councillor Helen Patsikatheodorou, said the garden was set to be a living piece of art which would help to reinvigorate one of Broadmeadows’ favourite shopping strips.

“These beautiful garden beds will spruce up Olsen Place, and I think shoppers and traders will be most impressed,” Cr Patsikatheodorou said.

“The structures will support plants throughout the year, and present some attractive greenery for pedestrians and motorists.

“There is often nothing quite like a row of thriving plants, and I’m sure that people from Broadmeadows and beyond will welcome the new garden beds.”

Hume City Council will officially launch the vertical garden on Tuesday 21 June 2016 at 3.30pm, and everyone is invited to celebrate the feature and plant a succulent.

Cr Patsikatheodorou said Hume had installed the beds in partnership with HumeUs, a local environment group started by Council’s Enviro Champions.

“The project is part of our Together 3047 initiative, which aims to support residents across Broadmeadows, Jacana and Dallas,” she said.

“Through Together 3047, Council has improved the appearance of streets and public spaces, with assistance from residents, schools, businesses and local organisations.

“At Olsen Place, Hume City Council worked closely with HumeUs to encourage community groups to help construct the garden beds.

“It’s been a terrific undertaking, and many hands have brought about this spectacular garden.

“I want to thank people of all ages who designed and constructed the beds, and helped to plant species that thrive in our local climate.”

Groups which assisted to create the garden beds at Olsen Place included:

• Olsen Place traders;
• Jack Roper Reserve Playgroup;
• Meadows Primary School;
• Combined Pensioners Association;
• Broadmeadows Progress Association;
• Ilim College; and
• Brite Plants and Brite Pak.

Cr Patsikatheodorou said she hoped that everyone who had been involved in the project felt proud.

“This is something that will bring joy to thousands of people in the months and years ahead,” she said.

For further information on the environment in Hume, visit here.

Posted on 12:00 AM, 7 June 2016

Updated : 8:51 AM, 8 June 2016

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