About 120,000 free plants are up for grabs this year as part of council’s Free Plant Program and a mobile nursery will be setting up in a suburb near you.

Environment and Sustainability Committee Chairperson Councillor Russell Milligan said Ipswich residents are entitled to six free plants each financial year under the Free Plant Program, and a mobile nursery ensures all members of the community have convenient access to the program.

“Council is dedicated to greening the city as much as possible for the benefit of residents, native fauna and flora, and our environment,” Cr Milligan said.

“Studies show gardening reduces stress, decreases risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes, makes people happy, keeps their minds sharp, and helps them sleep better.

“That is why council endeavours to give away 120,000 plants per annum, and that is why we are coming to numerous suburbs with free plants for Ipswich community members.”

Mobile nurseries for the remainder of 2022 will take place at the following dates and locations from 8am to 11am:
  • Saturday 6 August: Ripley Providence Centre – 6 Amity Way, South Ripley
  • Saturday 20 August: Winston Glades Shopping Centre Car Park
  • Saturday 3 September: Camira Community Centre – 389 Old Logan Road, Camira
  • Saturday 17 September: Jack Barkley Park – 33 Gledson Street, North Booval
  • Saturday 24 September: Cameron Park – 95A Brisbane Road, Booval (at Glebe Road end of park)
  • Saturday 8 October: Evan Marginson Park – Woogaroo Street, Goodna (near playground/picnic area)
  • Saturday 15 October: Rosewood Showgrounds – 1 Railway Street, Rosewood
  • Saturday 29 October: Brassall Shopping Centre car park – 68 Hunter Street, Brassall
  • Saturday 5 November: Yamanto Central Shopping Centre – 488 Warwick Road, Yamanto
  • Saturday 19 November: Riverview Community Centre – 138 Old Ipswich Road, Riverview

For more information about council’s Free Plant Program click here.

Plant species are chosen to suit local climate and soil conditions and are proudly propagated and grown in council’s production nursery.

To collect free plants, residents must bring along a current rates notice or a copy of their landlord’s rates notice if renting, Department of Public Works and Housing rental statements, Defence housing authorised brochure, or driver’s licence or senior’s card with current residential address as proof of address.

Source: Ipswich First


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