Environmental Groups

Mr PEARSON (Essendon)  — I was delighted to host a series of morning teas in my electorate for a number of my local environmental groups recently. The conversation flowed, and there were some fantastic ideas and suggestions on how we can improve the livability in our community as well as improve our parks, gardens and waterways. A big shout-out to Anna Lanigan and Frank Kinnersley from the Friends of Moonee Ponds Creek; Wayne Moebus and Suzie Dellani from the Strathmore Community Garden; John Hassell and Roger Excell from the Essendon Community Garden; Pat Long from the Farnham Street Community Garden; Judy Ingram, Maelor Himbury and Rosemary McKenzie from Friends of Maribyrnong Valley Inc; Ben Liney and Daniyela Rob from Flemington Community Garden, Cultivating Communities; Rob Karkut from the Flemington Green Ninja Army; and Ros Nataprawira, John Wyeth and Ed Lagdzin from Newmarket Stationeers.