THE Maleny Street Gardeners’ Alliance is pleased with work being undertaken by the Sunshine Coast Council parks and gardens staff, with the support of Cr Winston Johnston, to add extra colour and vibrancy to the township’s gardens, beginning with the roundabout in Maple Street.
Councillor Winston Johnston said, “What a fantastic joint project between Council and the Maleny Street Gardeners’ Alliance Gathering.
“The Parks Team and all involved have done a great job, it’s a wonderful entry statement for Maleny and I would like to thank everyone for their hard work and commitment in making this happen,” he said.
From the response to a recent Facebook post on Maleny Chit-Chat, there appears to be overwhelming support from Maleny residents for the new colourful plantings.
The Alliance now plans to look at erecting hanging baskets and placing large troughs of flowers along Maple Street, at the Riverside Centre, on the bridge and outside the Maleny Hotel and the RSL.
Mitre 10 Maleny and its suppliers have come to the party by donating 50 hanging baskets and potting mix.
Ian Russell, one of the main benefactors of this community project, has also donated funds to purchase a motorised water cart for regular watering of the new plantings to ensure they continue to look their best.
If you would like to support this project, contact Bill Henman on 0408 159 677.