Green thumbs gather for community garden opening

THE Mandurah Junction community gardens were officially opened on Friday.

Local elder Franklin Nannup and Mandurah MLA David Templeman spoke at the event and were joined by the John Tonkin Community College choir who sang to crowds.  

The LandCorp development will be managed by non-profit group Intework, which enables local people with disabilities to take part in community activities.     

“Hopefully those who are living here will continue to be the custodians of these gardens,” Mr Templeman said.

“I want to encourage the community who live here to embrace these gardens.”

LandCorp regional centres manager David McFerran said he was delighted with the involvement of the local community and expected the gardens to be a focal point for years to come.

“It is wonderful to see public open space used to encourage community participation and engagement,” he said.

“The people of Mandurah will benefit from the hands-on approach to maintaining this much-loved garden.”

Intework Regional Manager Jane Berggy said working in the gardens had enabled participants to contribute to the community.

Mandurah Junction is one of several Activity Centre projects being delivered under the State Government’s Direction 2031 and Beyond initiative to address population growth and promote jobs, connectivity, community and environmental benefits.