Clean-up makes way for gardens project
By Nadia Surace
A special Landcare clean-up project has seen removal of drums leaking chemicals and oils, paper, plastic, tyres and other waste debris from the Kialla landfill site.
The works were called for by the site’s action committee in preparation for its native botanic garden and walking tracks development and were carried out by a group of around 12 refugee youths.
Co-ordinated by Shepparton and Mooroopna Urban Landcare President, Royce Dickson, the group completed the task in less than a week.
“The amount of rubbish we’ve taken out of here has been really incredible,” Mr Dickson said.
“There was a bit already here but most of it was swept in by floods.
“Hopefully now we’ll see the wildlife, the Black Ducks and Royal Spoon Bills returning.”
The site’s action committee has since met with Melbourne landscape architect, Rob Corser who is working to finalise plans of the development.