Westgate Park is located under the Westgate Bridge off Todds Road – and area of Melbourne that was badly neglected 30 years ago and which has been beautifully rejuvenated through Parks Victoria and the activities of the Friends of Westgate Park.
It was an early start to the Sunday at 8am; but we were lucky with the weather and we managed to plant over 600 shrubs and spread a vast quantity of mulch. You can see some of our team in this photo (on the left) waiting to receive instructions before starting our planting session. The work involved clearing away mulch, digging holes and loosening dirt, planting the shrub and then protecting it with a milk container and stick (protection required from the abundance of rabbits that call the park their home). Finally we needed to distribute new mulch over the area.
A special thank you to Rotary Club of Toorak for putting on a stupendous lunch for all of the volunteers (about 60 in total). It was also great to have 8 members from the Rotary Club of St Kilda volunteering on the day – our best turn out so far for this annual event.