Cardinia Creek Now Open to the Public
Greenfleet has worked with Parks Victoria since 2010 to plant some 33,000 trees and transform 12 ha of this new park into a native, biodiverse forest in the outer eastern suburb of Berwick, Victoria
Over the past four years, Greenfleet, with the help of the local community and the Department of Justice (Community Correctional Services), has planted 38 native species of over-storey trees (such as Manna Gum and Blackwood), middle-storey vegetation (including Silver Wattle and Muttonwood) and shrubs, grasses and herbs.
Greenfleet’s forest creates interest for visitors to the park and removes carbon from the atmosphere whilst providing cover for the wildlife inhabiting the park.
Community Correctional Services became involved in the project, which was an opportunity for low risk offenders to serve community based orders in a positive environment. The offenders gained new skills and outlooks and contributed to the local community.
Cardinia Creek Parklands provides a unique native forest environment in the heart of suburbia and Greenfleet is proud to play an important role in the restoration of this natural environment on behalf of its supporters.