24 September 2020
(Community Recognition Statement, 17 September 2020, Legislative Assembly, NSW Parliament)
Yet another inspiring volunteer community group in the Sydney electorate is Pyrmont Ultimo Landcare, which has been clearing weeds and replanting with indigenous plants, recreating wildlife habitat, greening the area and building great community connections in the Pyrmont peninsula. Since 2006 the group has been revegetating the light rail corridor in Pyrmont alongside Saunders Street, the Fish Market Light Rail Stop and the walkways leading to the Wentworth Park Light Rail stop. The latest greening project has added plants to the Maybanke Park upgrade. The revival of these sites shows in the diversity of plants, animals and insects, and it is well worth a wander around the area to enjoy the results of these efforts. Pyrmont Ultimo Landcare is open to residents, students and corporate groups, to learn about local ecology and connect to the local area, along with meeting others with similar values. These activities always rely on people behind the scenes making things happen. On behalf of the Sydney electorate, I thank the committed residents who help make Ultimo and Pyrmont a great place for the community and environment. I encourage others to get involved.