Free native plants for residents this September

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Cessnock City Council will be holding the annual native plant giveaway to residents to promote the greening of the Cessnock Local Government Area.

Previously, this program was limited to new home builders who built during the last financial year, but due to high demand from the community the offer has been extended to all residents.

Cessnock City Council Mayor Jay Suvaal was excited to see the return of the giveaway.

“The giveaway has been such a huge success we are delighted to expand the program this year,” said Clr Suvaal.

“I encourage everyone to take advantage of this offer to get a free native plant in the ground. Plants provide shade and create habitat for animals, they also beautify our local government area.”

Council will be hosting a community event day where local residents can pick up their plants on Saturday, 23 September from 2.00 – 4.00 pm at Turner Park (49 Aberdare Rd, Aberdare).

The giveaway will include a range of native tube stocks including creeping myoporum, pigface, kangaroo grass, coastal rosemary, thyme honey-myrtle, white kunzea, prickly-leaved paperbark and silky hakea, as well as premium compost that is made from 100% locally produced and processed garden organics waste.

The giveaway will be limited while stocks last and allows for each household to claim up to 5 native plants. Council staff will be checking identification to confirm residency within the Cessnock LGA.

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