Working Bee – Remnant Area

The next working session will be at the remnant vegetation area completing tasks from last month.

Date: Wednesday April 18th

Time: 10am-12noon

Location: Meet at Ross Straw Pavilion, access from Manningham St, Parkville West.

BYO gardening gloves

Flemington Market

Our next day at the Flemington Market will be Sunday April 15th.

If you can spare some time between 9am and 1pm please let Anne know.

It is an opportunity to talk to people about the park.

Royal Park Transport Assessment

We have been invited to attend the Friends of Royal Park meeting when Sam Cremean will talk about the study the City of Melbourne is undertaking of all the transport modes in and around the park.

The Royal Park Transport Assessment will be a technical report, exploring current and forecasting future people movement and visitation in all modes of transport to Royal Park. It will provide evidence (including, but not limited to, data collection and analysis), best practice examples and a framework for decision making and will be used to inform policy, management and future improvements to the park.

Date: Tuesday April 10th

Time: 7.30pm

Where: Walmsley House 161 Gatehouse Street Parkville

If you plan to come please let me know

Bird Survey – FoRP

Friends of Royal Park are holding a late summer Bird Survey.

Binoculars and field guides provided.  All welcome.

Date: Sunday April 8th

Time: 9am – 11am

Meet at: Trin Warren Tam-boore Wetlands carpark, Oak St, Parkville West.

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.