School Trees Day

7 September 2016

Member for Coogee Bruce Notley-Smith recently assisted Randwick Public School’s green thumbed students’ plant new trees as part of School’s Tree Day.

Mr Notley-Smith said he was pleased to collaborate with Transport for NSW for Schools Tree Day to give back to the Randwick community.

“This year, I’m pleased Transport for NSW is supporting Schools Tree Day at schools close the CBD and South East Light Rail alignment, including Randwick Public School,” Mr Notley-Smith said.

“It’s really great to see so many children enthusiastic about nature and contributing to creating beautiful grounds at their school, which many of them will enjoy for years to come.

Mr Notley-Smith reiterated that today’s planting at local schools was in addition to the planting that will happen in Randwick as part of the light rail project.

“Transport for NSW will plant more than 1800 news trees as part of the light rail project with at least 900 of them along the route,” Mr Notley-Smith said.

In 2015, nearly 300,000 people took part in National Tree Day and more than 1.2 million native trees, shrubs and edibles were planted.