More than 250 volunteers planted 8000 trees in recognition of National Tree Day and to mark the completion of Stage One of the Murray Regional Equestrian Centre in Coolup last week.
“Thank you to the students from the Carcoola, North Dandalup and Waroona Primary Schools who rolled up their sleeves and planted trees at the regional facility.
“The Shire is grateful for the support received from Greening Australia, Alcoa of Australia and Men of the Trees who contributed to the successful planting on the day,” said Shire President Cr. Wally Barrett.
The tree planting activities were followed by a Milestone Event which celebrated the successful completion of Stage One works.
The event was well attended by dignitaries including Murray Cowper MLA Member for Murray-Wellington and representatives from Regional Development Australia – Peel, the Peel Development Commission, the Peel Regional Leaders Forum, Peel Community Development Group, Peel Harvey Catchment Council, Department Sport & Recreation, Peel Local Government Organisations, Alcoa of Australia, the Murray Regional Equestrian Centre user groups, Shire Councillors and Coolup residents.
“The Shire would like to thank the City of Mandurah and Shires of Boddington, Waroona and Serpentine Jarrahdale for contributing their Country Local Government fund allocations to the Murray Regional Equestrian Centre project. Thank you to the Murray Equestrian Association and the Centre’s user groups, and the Coolup community who have contributed significantly to the regionally scaled project,” said Cr. Barrett.
The recently completed Stage One works were funded by the Royalties for Regions Country Local Government fund, the Department of Sport and Recreation and the Shire of Murray.
The state of the art $24M Murray Regional Equestrian Centre will cater for the strong demand for equine facilities in Peel and catalyse the expansion of the local non-racing equine industry. The facility will also accommodate large scale equine and non-equine events of regional scale.