Inverloch,
01
June
2015
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04:41
Australia/Melbourne

Shade Trees To Be Planted At The Glade

Bass Coast Shire Council is about to undertake works to plant several shade trees at The Glade in Inverloch.

The project will see the planting and guarding of twelve advanced trees at the popular foreshore location and adjacent road reserve.

Bass Coast Mayor, Cr Kimberley Brown, said the planting is being conducted to provide natural shade at this important public space at Inverloch.

“The Glade is a very popular central location for picnics and barbecues and a range of community events,” Cr Brown said.

“These events include year round farmers markets, musical events and the Inverloch Food and Wine Festival. The provison of more shade will therby benefit the many users of The Glade.”

The species being planted in the foreshore will include the indigenous Gippsland Manna Gum and Sweet Bursaria. The native Brush Box will be planted as a street tree.

This project is in accordance with The Glade Landscape Masterplan which was adopted by Council in 2010.

Other works identified in this masterplan that have recently been completed include the construction of a barbecue shelter with assistance from the Lions Club of Inverloch and District Inc, and development of a raised grassed performance space, including the provision of three phase power and water to the performance space.

The planting of the advanced trees is planned to commence in early June. Works will also include the removal of one old pine tree, as identified in the landscape masterplan.

The tree planting has been supported by funding under the Victorian Government Shade Grant Project.

For further information about this project please contact Council’s Coast and Bushland Team on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5671 2211 or email environment@basscoast.vic.gov.au.