Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Penrith nursery upgrade to boost city’s green credentials

Penrith City Council has announced it will upgrade its nursery to support the greening of the City thanks to a $5.06 million grant through the NSW Government’s Western Sydney Infrastructure Grants Program. 

The upgrade will get underway this year and include improvements to the nursery’s infrastructure and water management system, which Council says will increase the facility’s growing capacity by 280%. 

Penrith Mayor, Todd Carney said the upgrade will significantly improve the nursery’s capacity to produce the volume and quality of plants needed to support Council’s environmental programs as the city continues to grow.  

“Our amazing Nursery grows thousands of trees and plants each year, which are then planted right here in our community to help create a greener, cooler and more liveable City,” Mayor Carney said. 

“The upgrade will also allow us to expand our Bushland Management Program with additional restoration sites, more events, workshops, and resources.

“This funding will go a long way to helping us continue working towards a sustainable future for Penrith.”  

The Mayor said some of the funding will also be used to install a new surveillance network in the Local Government Area to reduce illegal dumping and damage to key open spaces critical to Penrith’s natural environment. 

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