The landscaping crew from the Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation (GLaWAC) NRM team have transformed the garden fronting East Gippsland Water’s main office in Bairnsdale.
Over recent weeks the team have set about re-imagining the existing, rather tired garden – re-planting the beds to take on a distinctly native flavour with drought tolerant, low maintenance, native plants chosen to reflect the colours of the Aboriginal flag.
In addition, the main curved garden bed has been replanted in a way that will accentuate its snake-like characteristics as it matures.
East Gippsland Water’s Managing Director, Steve McKenzie, said, “The revitalised, strongly native theme of the garden is a real tribute to the creativity and hard work put in by everyone involved.
“The way the garden looks now is already a vast improvement on what was there before and it promises to look fantastic as the various plantings establish and grow into their surroundings.”