planting the future

Black town City Council Media Release Nov 2006

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MEDIA RELEASE                                         

Wednesday, November 22, 2006
A Koala Landscape created at Eastern Creek
Over 1000 trees planted at Western Sydney International Dragway for a NSW Koala Captive Breeding Program

One of Blacktown City’s well-known Corporate Citizens, Jim Read, CEO for Western Sydney International Dragway is supporting a worthwhile cause for Koalas – Koala Tree Landscape. Jim has allowed the organisation over the past 11 months plant over 1000 native trees at his Dragway site in Eastern Creek for a Koala Breeding Program being develop in the aim of all wildlife parks in NSW working together and future conservation initiatives.

Koala Tree Landscape is an organization committed to educating the general public about Australian flora and fauna, and focuses primarily on planting trees to maintain all aspects of the environment.

WSID has seen the potential of this initiative, the planting of native trees around the Dragway will improve the local environment;

  • Improve soil structure
  • Reduce noise levels
  • Reduce wind & fire hazards
  • Offset emissions produced by their events throughout the year

“It is fantastic to see our Corporate Citizens getting involved in their local environment. The local environment is not the responsibility of the local community and also our City’s Corporate Citizens”, Mayor of Blacktown City, Councillor Leo Kelly, OAM said.

Koala Tree Landscapes are eager to speak with other local businesses that are interested in becoming a part of this program, either by sponsoring a tree or volunteering to plant one. For further information please visit or phone Marcus on 0419 956 723.

Koala Tree Landscapes Is already sponsored by Kennard’s Hire - Wetherill Park, Jim Reid at Western Sydney International Dragway, Worldwide Printing – Penrith, Pac Dirt Eastern Creek, Planet Ark, The Good Soil – Smithfield and Sydney Wildlife World.

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Media Contact: Rebecca Tromp - (02) 9839 6409 or Bianca Clark - (02) 9839 6439, Public Relations, Blacktown City Council