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Friends of Westgate Park

The Friends group is made up of enthusiastic people, passionate about Westgate Park and the natural environment. 

You can just turn up to our regular work days:

  • every Monday and Tuesday - come for as long as you like between 8.30am and 3pm,
  • every third Sunday in the month – come anytime from 9am until 4pm, or
  • check out our monthly program of activities. 

We can tailor the tasks to suit your interests and physical capabilities. These include:

  • planting trees, shrubs, climbers, ground covers and wildflowers,
  • preparing garden beds for planting by spreading mulch,
  • fostering good plant growth by weeding and pruning,
  • assisting in our plant nursery with potting and seed ‘cleaning’,
  • collecting seeds,
  • monitoring water quality in the lakes and lagoons,
  • helping record species in our monthly bird surveys.

For further information from Parks Victoria contact Ranger Louis Bell on (03) 9695 9000.

Contact details


Contact: Tony Flude
Phone: 0400 770 254
Email: tonyflude@alphalink.com.au
Website: www.westgatepark.org

 

 

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10 Mar 2017

Mountain biking was stopped in its tracks this week when new signage was removed from Canadian Regional Park four days after installation. Parks Victoria Ranger Team Leader Alex Schipperen said, “The mountain bike trail project has been an important project for the community and the park. “Land managers and Ballarat…

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Herring Island Summer Arts Festival 2017

14 Jan 2017 - 17 Apr 2017

The Herring Island Summer Arts Festival 2017 presents a series of 4 exhibitions, by: Association of Sculptors of Victoria Basketmakers of Victoria Contemporary Art Society of Victoria A4 Art Australia The Gallery on Herring Island will be open every weekend from 14 January through 17 April, including Australia Day holiday…

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Wilsons Promontory Term One School Holiday Discovery Program

3 Apr 2017 - 16 Apr 2017

Parks Victoria’s Discovery program encourages children and adults to explore Victoria’s parks with a ranger. Programs include a range of interactive and fun activities. Highlights of the Term One School Holiday Program at the Prom include opportunities to: Meet a modern day lighthouse keeper to discover the history of Wilsons…

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Federal Cave Tour

3 Apr 2017 3:00pm-4:00pm

This historical tour provides a unique opportunity to view a cave that is rarely open to the public and is part of the same cave system as the Royal and the Fairy show caves. Lit only by solar-powered pathway lights, you are provided with a helmet and headlight to view…

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Lilly Pilly Cave Tour

4 Apr 2017 11:00am-12:30pm

A rare opportunity to visit spectacular caves located to the north of Buchan. Be prepared for something very special. The tour requires a 14 km drive north of Buchan and a reasonable level of fitness.