Cross-border community nursery opening a huge success!

Cross-border community nursery opening a huge success!

On Monday the 24th June, as the winter sun shone brightly, over 100 people passed through the new NGT Cross-border Community Nursery Site at Vansittart Park.

We have been really overwhelmed by the positive response to the new site, the project and what it aims to achieve – so thank you to everyone who has so far been a part of the project and we hope you enjoyed the opening event as much as we did!

Thanks again to our major supporters: the Australian Government, Clean Energy Future Biodiversity Fund, and the City of Mount Gambier for making it possible for us to bring this important concept to the region and at such a great, accessible community location.

The Australian Government’s, Clean Energy Future – Biodiversity Fund, made this project possible

Here are a few images from what was a special day for Nature Glenelg Trust and the cross-border region we call home. Enjoy!

The community nursery site – completed in time for the official opening…

Opening day – with the Volcano Dreaming banner displayed (kindly supplied for the day by Liz Fenton from Hamilton)

The crowd gathers in the Vansittart Park gardens for the official opening

The formalities begin…

The Deputy Mayor, Councillor Byron Harfield, cuts the green ribbon to officially open the Cross-border Community Nursery Site

A bustling community nursery site after the official opening

Lauren Kivisalu presents on the Middle Island Penguin Project at the Community Nursery Opening – one of several talks given throughout the afternoon to provide visitors with an overview of a range of other NGT projects

The NGT Committee of Management thanks everyone involved for making the day a great success!


Mark Bachmann