Reconstruction of the Landcare Resource Centre

Please note appointments will not be made during the COVID Stay at Home Order period

 

Plans are moving ahead with the upgrade to the Landcare Resource Centre with construction starting in July!

Completion of the new Centre is expected February 2022.

Landcare volunteers and visitors are reminded the Landcare Resource Centre will be closed to the public and ‘drop-in’ visits during the construction period – appointments for all visits will be required.

For appointments please contact the team on 49210392 or lro@lakemac.nsw.gov.au.

In addition to enhancing the services the Landcare Resource Centre offers, the works will deliver a community hub for our City to demonstrate sustainable living design principles. It will also provide a dedicated site for engagement around sustainable living practices and volunteer support, training, coordination and collaboration.

The project involves the construction of:

  • a community centre including training room,
  • resource centre,
  • community work stations,
  • meeting room, and
  • amenities.

Construction is expected to start in mid-2021, and be completed in early 2022.

 

Changes to Landcare services during construction

Landcare volunteers – While works are completed the Landcare Resource Centre will be closed for face-to-face services. Services by the Landcare Resource Office will still be provided although some staff will be working off site. You can contact the team by calling 4921 0392 or emailing lro@lakemac.nsw.gov.au.

Resources will be able to be collected by appointment or deliveries may be arranged. The Green Team will still operate to support Landcare groups but they may meet on-site rather than starting and finishing at the centre.

Plant sales – A selection of plants will still be available for purchase. Details regarding the plant species available will be regularly updated on the Landcare website. Phone orders will be accepted and limited browsing opportunities will be made available. Details will be made available in the coming weeks.

The nursery will continue to provide plant orders for projects but more notice for orders and pick-ups will be required. We will provide further details regarding this in the coming weeks.

Nursery volunteers – A limited number of nursery volunteer positions will still be available at the Centre during construction. These positions will work closely with the staff that remain at the centre to continue modified nursery operations.

Lake Mac Grows and crop swap events – Lake Mac Grows events will continue at other locations while the centre is under construction. To find dates and location details, join the  Lake Mac Grows Facebook Group.

Further information

We will be providing regular project updates and the best way to stay in touch is to sign up to the fortnightly e-newsletter or follow Lake Macquarie Landcare on Facebook.

If you have any questions about the project, please email the team at lro@lakemac.nsw.gov.au.

 

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