We’re building Bothwell Street BioLink

City of Port Phillip
A woody meadow and an urban forest are coming to Balaclava, transforming the plant life and local biodiversity.

Funded by the Greening Port Phillip Program, the vision for the new Bothwell Street BioLink is to bring an innovative greening solution to the local community. The BioLink will support the local flora and fauna while improving resident amenity and enjoyment of this valuable pocket of public open space.

The new plants will include native flowering eucalyptus and bottlebrushes, mulched garden beds with local wildflowers indigenous to our City. A clear path down the median will be created with safe entry and exit points to and from neighbouring streets and footpaths.

Keeping in with the spirit of community and sustainability at the heart of the BioLink project, we’re hosting a community planting day. Community members will be able to come together to plant locally indigenous wildflowers and grasses on one of the garden beds. The community planting day will be held on a Saturday sometime in early Spring.

To register your interest in attending the community planting day, please email: [email protected], attention Greening Port Phillip Project Manager.

Works to create this biodiversity haven at Bothwell Street begins in early July. Some disruptions due to the works include temporary road closures and limited access to the sections of the Bothwell Street median.

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