RPPG AGM 21 OCTOBER 2pm Walmsley House

Hi All,

Our AGM is on 21 October at the Walmsley House at 1.45pm for 2.00pm.

Our speaker will be David Callow (from CoM) – Nature in the City Strategy.  David will speak after our welcome and then we will break for a chat prior to completing the other business of the meeting (including the election of committee members).

I have attached nomination forms for those that may be interested in joining our committee……Please consider joining the Committee so we can keep the momentum of the group going.  (It is not onerous….!!)

We look forward to seeing you there……..

Community Planting – ANG 28 October

We have been invited to take part in an additional planting in Royal Park.

It is a native grass and forbes planting in the Native Garden.

Chris Nicholson is creating a native grassland bed under the Iron Bark and Nicholii.

It will be similar to the planting under the Redgum.

Where: Australian Native Garden (Walmsley House  – near corner Gatehouse St and Royal Pde)

Date: Saturday October 28th

Time: 10am

Bring your own gloves if you can. We will have some available.

Morning tea provided.

Julianne Bell Event

Hello everyone,

On Saturday August 5th a function to mark the installation of the framed photograph of Julianne and text panel in Walmsley House was held.  There were over 30 people in attandance.

The function was initiated by the City of Melbourne.  Cr Leppert and Kelvin Thomson (former MHR) gave a short tribute in memory of Julianne and her work to preserve and enhance our public spaces.

The photograph used is the one from the psych hospital campaign.  The words were written by us then revised by Mary Chapman- refer attach.  The mounting is shown here.

As part of the treats after a special cake was also made in tribute! – see here.


FoRP Bird Survey

Friends of Royal Park are doing a Bird Survey this coming Sunday April 30, 9-11am.

Meet at Trin Warren Tam-boore car park, Oak St, Parkville West, 15 mins prior.

Leader: Chris Nicholson.  Binoculars and guides provided. All welcome.

Royal Park Plantings – 25 JUNE 10-12 noon

Planting in Royal Park

When: June 25th 10am to 12 noon

There will be a planting in part of the grasslands in Royal Park.

This is first step in increasing the diversity in this special grassland area.

The plants to be planted are:

Austrostipa bigeniculata – Tall Spear-grass

Chrysocephalum semipapposum – Clustered Everlasting

Dianella admixta – Black Anther Flax-lily

Eryngium ovinum – Blue Devil

Rytidosperma setaceum – Bristly Wallaby-grass

Themeda triandra – Kangaroo grass

Entry is from Gatehouse Street at Bayles Street.

Car parking is in Gatehouse Street and surrounds but is restricted so watch the signs.  Limits vary from 1 to 4 hours.

Equipment and morning tea provided. BYO gardening gloves.

All welcome. Do invite your friends.

Call Anne on 0412279156 with any queries.

Remnant Vegetation Planting 28 May 2016

Dear Members and Friends,

DETAILS – Planting of Remnant Vegetation

When : Saturday 28 May 10-12noon

Where : Ross Straw Pavilion (Melway 29 C12)

RPPG with Friends of Royal Park are getting together to  help with the planting of another batch of propagated stock in the Remnant Native Vegetation Site in Royal Park West on Saturday May 28, 10am-12noon.

Meet at the upper, northern gate into the Remnant Site; accessed via the steps behind the Ross Straw Pavilion; parking available along the access driveway off Manningham Street (Melway 29 C12).

Equipment provided but BYO gardening gloves.

Morning tea provided.

All members, family, friends and neighbours will be welcomed.

Looking ahead:

Planting of grasslands in the Circle in June  Date to be confirmed. Access from Gatehouse Street.


2015 Notice of AGM & Committee Nomination Form

Royal Park Protection Group Inc

Registration No A0035478L, PO Box 197 Parkville 3052
Contact Paul Leitinger (Convenor) mobile 0401 99 2000
Email: royalparkprotectiongroup@gmail.com


Notice is hereby given of the Annual General Meeting for 2015 of the Royal Park Protection Group Inc.

Saturday October 24th 2015
Flemington Community Centre at Debneys Park.
2.00 pm for 2.15pm  start


Do join us for this important meeting.

The AGM will be held prior to the talk by our Guest Speaker.

It is intended that the formalities of the AGM take 30-45min.

Take the opportunity to catch up with other members over a cuppa.

Nominations are invited for the Committee of the Royal Park Protection Group Inc.   The positions are: Convenor, Deputy Convenor, Secretary, Treasurer and Committee Members. Do consider nominating.

These nominations should be received one week prior to the Annual  General Meeting.  Please return to the PO Box 197, Parkville , 3052

If you would like to stand for a position and require someone to nominate you please let us know. Nomination form is here.

Hope to see you there.