Students from South Kempsey Public School and Melville High School arrived a Queen Street Park on Thursday for a community planting day.
The South Kempsey students took the lead in the planting day and were supported by Clontarf students from Melville High School. Students planted orange and mandarin trees along the new footpath and native bushtucker and flowering plants around the boundary of the park.
Thank you to the students and teachers as well as Kempsey Neighbourhood Centre, who worked together to plan the day seeking community input on plant selection and will provide ongoing care of the plants.
This event was planned for the 2021 NAIDOC Week celebrations aligning with the theme ‘Heal Country’ but was postponed due to COVID.
The leftover funds from the event will be used to buy a range of outdoor games and sporting equipment for the Kempsey Neighbourhood Centre, used for afterschool, weekend and holiday activities in the park.
This event was funded by Council and Community Housing Ltd.