Hawkesbury City Council gives free native plants to residents with bushfire-affected properties

HAWKESBURY City Council has been doing its bit to help residents affected by bushfire, by helping 'green up' properties decimated by flames.

Over the past few months, Council has provided 910 free plants to Hawkesbury residents with bushfire-affected properties, helping them kickstart the long process of adding fresh vegetation to burnt land.

Free plants: Lisa Wyatt from Central Macdonald with Hawkesbury Community Nursery Officer Jutta Hamilton. Picture: Hawkesbury Council

Free plants: Lisa Wyatt from Central Macdonald with Hawkesbury Community Nursery Officer Jutta Hamilton. Picture: Hawkesbury Council

Each property owner was able to take home up to 10 free plants from Hawkesbury Community Nursery, helping them replace some of the native vegetation on their properties.

Plants choices included a selection of ground covers, shrubs and trees suitable for various property locations.

Many residents took the chance to green up their homes, including Lisa Wyatt from Central Macdonald, who was delighted to meet Hawkesbury Community Nursery Officer Jutta Hamilton to collect her 10 assorted natives.

To find out more about bushfire recovery in our area, including grants, relevant links and contact details for relevant recovery efforts, visit www.yourhawkesbury-yoursay.com.au/bushfire-recovery.

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