Work is underway at the Mustard Seed Community Garden in Yokine thanks to a Federal Government grant of $4,450 which is being used to construct 10 raised garden beds for the benefit of community members.
Federal Member for Stirling Michael Keenan said the funding is being made available under the Stronger Communities Programme and will support disabled access within the garden.
“The Mustard Seed Community Garden is a great local initiative providing residents of the Stirling community with the opportunity to access and grow fresh fruit and vegetables,” Mr Keenan said.
“This grant project will see garden participants construct 10 raised garden beds that will help to increase disabled access throughout the garden, enhancing the experience of people with disabilities who visit.
“Community gardens are incredibly popular amongst Stirling residents so it is very important that every individual who wishes to use them is able to.
“I would like to thank the Mustard Seed Community Garden for bringing this project to my attention and encourage all local residents to visit.”
Run by the Yokine Baptist Church, the garden is located at 50 Frape Street in Yokine and is open to community members every Wednesday and the first Saturday of each month from 9.00am to 12.00pm. For further information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (08) 9244 5953.
The Stronger Communities Programme supports the Australian Government’s commitment to help deliver social benefits across Australia by funding small capital projects. For each project, the grant amount can cover up to 50 percent of eligible project costs. A new funding round has just been announced beginning from July 2018. More information can be found by visiting www.business.gov.au/assistance/stronger-communities-programme.