The Centennial Parklands Foundation has, in a relatively short time, facilitated an enormous improvement to the Parklands environment and facilities.
From delivering on-the-ground projects to successfully sourcing Government and environmental grants for enhancement projects to hosting a range of successful fundraising events, the Foundation has brought a renewed energy and engagement with the community and park visitors.
At a strategic level, since our inception we have funded and/or overseen:
- the Parklands Tree Replacement Program for the staged replacement of the Parklands’ 15,000 trees (60% of which are ageing and have to be replaced over the coming 40 years)
- dramatic water savings initiatives, including connecting irrigation to pond water and installation of rain water tanks to reduce potable water use
- significant water quality improvements, through the reduction of pest species such as European Carp and introduction of native Australian Bass
- pond bank restoration and stabilisation works, planting out pond banks with native grasses and wetland plants that will enhance bird habitat and improve pond water quality
- the restoration of threatened species, the Eastern Suburbs Banksia Scrub remnants
- the supply of educational tools and resources to enhance syllabus-related excursion products and public programs
- provision of young Australians with the opportunity to receive accredited training and a youth training allowance while working on environment and heritage projects through the Green Corps project
With the generous contributions from our supporters, the Foundation is making a difference to your Parklands.
Projects in profile
Find out more detailed information on a range of our priority projects here:
- support pond rehabilitation to improve water quality and native habitat