ErinEarth is known for its half hectare native and sustainable garden site adjacent to the Inland Rail alignment in central Wagga Wagga. It has an energy efficient house where the office operates from, an active weekly garden maintenance volunteer program, and hundreds of local school students, community groups and visitors to the garden each year.
Manager Karen Leary said ErinEarth educates the community on ways to live more sustainably, and partners with other local groups to work on projects to address climate change, reducing waste, and tackling other environmental and social issues in the Wagga Wagga region.
“The purchase of the two laptops means our administrator no longer has to bring in her laptop from home. Our community meeting room will also be properly resourced for any visiting groups that use the space including our volunteer board members and committees school group visits, and teacher development days with our education officer,” said Ms Leary.
The remainder of the grant will contribute towards a defibrillator for necessary first aid on site.
“It was wonderful that this grant was available to our organisation as it was an amount that allowed us to purchase these three critical items that we didn’t have in our current budget,” she said.
“Since the work we do is predominantly environmental, the grant helps us deliver our programs and purchasing the defibrillator helps increase the safety of all that visit or work at ErinEarth.”
You can learn more about the Inland Rail Community Sponsorships and Donations program here.
April 9, 2021
Thanks for your feedback on our draft UDF
We ran a series of information sessions in March across our North East communities to take locals through our draft Urban Design Framework and get their feedback.
April 9, 2021
Doing business with Inland Rail
We’re working with ICN Victoria to present a two-part webinar series to help local businesses access major project opportunities, like the Inland Rail Tottenham to Albury project.