Photo by Michael Haines
Our 3 Year Partnership with Greening Australia
Through Greening Australia’s ‘Nature in Cities’ program, our three-year partnership will help them restore natural ecosystems by establishing 25,000 native trees, shrubs and wildflowers across three major Australian cities. These biodiverse native plantings will help increase habitat for wildlife, engage community members and build green corridors to create greener, more liveable cities where people and nature can thrive.
In 2022, the first year of our partnership, we supported two of Greening Australia’s urban projects to reconnect people with nature.
PROJECT ONE: FIELD RIVER, ADELAIDE
With funding from Nature’s Own, Greening Australia was able to:
- Establish 7,800 native plants
- Restore approximately 7.9 hectares of land, rebuilding and reconnecting habitat for Yellow Tailed Black Cockatoos and the iconic Koala.
- Reconnect people with nature through a series of community events. These events included a Clean Up Australia Day to help prepare the site and remove rubbish; a community planting to establish 3,000 native plants; and an event with Woodend Primary School to support students to learn about the importance of Kaurna culture and feel empowered to help nature themselves.
Photo by Toby Peet
PROJECT TWO: WESTERN SYDNEY
Nature’s Own funding has seen the crucial establishment of natural ground flora within the John Oxley Reserve, located approximately 60km southwest of Sydney’s CBD. Greening Australia was able to:
- Establish 2,000 native plants, including native tube stock species of grasses, herbs and forbs in high density to engineer a rapid recovery of a hyper diverse grassy ecosystems.
- Restore approximately 5 hectares of land, as part of 17 hectares of the John Oxley Reserve revegetation project, within the Western Sydney region.
- This will provide crucial habitat niches for reptiles, invertebrates, insectivorous birds, and ground dwelling birds as well as having a positive impact on community.