The Friends of RSL Park Campbell has been successful with its application to the 2021-2022 round of the ACT Nature in the City Grant.
The Improving Urban Landscape Health Project – Stage 1 will revitalise a small southern section of the park (approximately 950 m²) as well as develop a landscape plan for the entire park. Specifically, the project will involve:
- Partial removal and chemical dabbing of weeds such as blackberry and pyracantha;
- Enhance understory vegetation by planting native shrubs and grasses; and
- Develop an integrated landscape plan for the entire park in collaboration with the local residents, park users, RSL Australia (National and ACT Branch), ACT Transport Canberra and City Services and other key stakeholders.
The outcomes of the project will be sustained by the Friends of RSL Park Campbell, including regular working bees to continue weed suppression and control, recovery of understory vegetation through mulching and watering of new native plantings and ultimately, a complete rejuvenation of the park using nature-based solutions.
The project will commence in August 2021 and will be completed by June 2022. The project was awarded $14,700 from the ACT Nature in the City Grant and is sponsored by RSL Australia ACT Branch.
For more information, please see:
ACT Environment Grants
ACT Minister for the Environment Rebecca Vassarotti Media Release