Rotary Donate Equipment to Community Garden

The Rotary Club of Burnside has been awarded a $12,000 grant to purchase equipment for the Laurel Avenue community garden.

The Stronger Communities Programme Round 6 grant was awarded by the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources.

Rotary Club of Burnside Secretary John Caddy said the idea for the Grant application came about when at the old nursery site. “When I heard the nursery was relocating and Laurel Avenue was potentially to become a community garden I said ‘How can we help?’”

The grant will pay for a picnic setting, three benches and a cubby house, all to be constructed from recycled materials.

John said the community garden is “a fantastic idea” and he looks forward to the equipment being installed in July or August.

Photo: Rotary Club of Burnside President Des Munro and Secretary John Caddy.


In June 2020 work commenced to create a community space at the site formally used as a nursery on Laurel Avenue, Linden Park. An extensive community engagement process has been undertaken and, along with resident input from a Working Reference Group, a landscape design and the parameters of the use of the garden have been created. Through this process a name has been proposed.

The Laurel Avenue Pirkurna Wirra / Peter Bennett Organic Community Garden is the proposed name for Burnside's newest community garden.

The garden will include bike racks, a book library, a small greenhouse, sheds, compost bin, bush tucker garden, a cubby house, a picnic setting and park benches.

For more information on the name/s and to see the concept design go to our website.

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