Barrack Heights Community Garden the focus of 2018 City Serve Shellharbour

Bring your shovels, rakes and wheel barrows and be part of CityServe Shellharbour 2018 this Saturday, 29 September.

CityServe is a church-based group that has collaborated with Council to coordinate the upgrade of areas in the city for the several years.

This year’s project will focus on improvements to the Barrack Heights Community Garden (corner Wattle Road and Carrington Street).

Works will include planting new trees in the bush tucker garden, preparation of new vegetable patches for spring, weeding and mulching. The event runs from 8am to 3pm. People of all ages are welcome. There will also be a free sausage sizzle and gardening workshops.

Shellharbour Mayor Marianne Saliba said the group’s collaboration with Council aimed to bring together volunteers to assist the community in public spaces.

“Council is proud to be part of this worthwhile initiative and is extremely grateful for the time and effort given by CityServe volunteers who have contributed thousands of hours to beautify parts of our city,” Cr Saliba said.

“This annual event is a collaboration of Shellharbour Council, churches, business and the community working together to transform the city through service.

Past projects include improvements to Little Park at Shellharbour Village, around the community centre at Albion Oval in Albion Park Rail, the Girl Guides Hall and Crew Park, both at Warilla, and the Shellharbour City Aboriginal Youth Services Centre.

Come along and register on the day for any of the below workshops and be in the draw for one of 20 worm farms, compost bins or Bokashi buckets.
  • 10.30am - seed raising
  • 11am - no-dig gardening
  • 12.30pm – composting
  • 1pm – worm farming

Media enquiries: Kelli Wells 0448 361 008.