New Landcare and Sustainable Living centre open at Booragul
2nd February 2023
Really thrilled to see the new Landcare and Sustainable Living Centre opened at Booragul today.
I'm the Patron of Lake Macquarie Landcare and I know how hard the group has worked over many decades in the local area. They're an absolute inspiration and deserve this amazing new headquarters which they'll share with Sustainable Neighbourhood Alliance and the council's sustainability team.
The local group is among the biggest and most active in Australia and I'm immensely grateful for the work they do locally.
Lake Macquarie City Council funded the majority of works with a contribution from the State Government so I was thrilled to join Taylor Martin MLC and Mayor Cr Kay Fraser at today's opening, along with the likes of Lois Simpson and Marion Lugg (pictured) who have dedicated countless hours to Landcare.
The new centre is named umali barai-ku which is the Awabakal language for 'to do for the earth', and the amazing art installation at the front is by renowned local indigenous artist Gavin Vitullo.
My thanks and congratulations to everyone who has worked hard to get these doors open.