Native plants giveaway for Moorabool residents

Published on 07 February 2024

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Are you a resident of Moorabool Shire? Do you love native plants? If you answered yes to both questions, then we have some great news for you!

Council is giving away free native plants throughout autumn. Residents can get up to ten plants per household, while stocks last.

Residents can choose from a variety of plant species that are adapted to Moorabool Shire’s climate and soil conditions and require less water and maintenance than exotic plants.

Mayor Cr Ally Munari said this fantastic initiative would help local gardens attract local wildlife and improve garden aesthetic.

“Planting native flora can provide food and shelter for birds, insects and other animals, improve garden structure and aesthetic value, and add a burst of colour to your outdoor space,” Cr Munari said. 

“If you are interested in creating a habitat for birds, bees, or butterflies, or just enjoy the beauty of nature, native plants are the way to go, so I fully encourage residents to take advantage of this amazing initiative put together by our environment team.” 

To get your free plants, you can visit us at one of the following locations and dates: 

  • Sunday March 3 – Egans Reserve, Greendale 
  • Sunday March 17 - the environment team stall at the Ballan Autumn Festival
  • Sunday March 24 -Lal Lal Soldiers Memorial Hall
  • Saturday April 13 - Gordon Recreation Reserve (lines up with Gordon v Dunnstown football match – there is a $10 admittance fee to the recreation reserve)
  • Sunday May 5 - Lerderderg Library,Bacchus Marsh 

Each event will run from 10am – 12pm.

Residents will require ID as proof of Moorabool residency and a bag or box to carry your new plants.

“Don't miss this opportunity to beautify your garden and support our local environment. We hope to see you at one of the locations,” Cr Munari said. 


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