Here are some of the completed projects thanks to Microgrants!
1. Lulu gets a sister! Visitors to the iconic mural of Lulu on her bike, on the corner of Guildercliffe Street and Pingrup Lane, can now see ‘little Lulu’ and benefit from a street library at the same time. Annie and her husband Kim of Guildercliffe Street have given the community this delightfully painted street library featuring artwork by Lulu’s creator, David Smith.
2. A great neighbour! Rikki of Northstead St has decorated and installed this lovely street library attached to her front fence. She hopes the library will be used by the local kids and parents that often gather to play and talk on the front verge under the shady street tree.
3. A community herb and bush tucker garden Libby of Herbert St planted a community herb and bush tucker garden on her front verge. She hopes the plants will educate by-passers on bush tucker and that people will smell or even eat the plants
Libby is also passionate about using the garden to teach her daughter Allira about her own heritage. Allira is a Kamilaroi girl, her Dad’s family coming from Tamworth.
6. Verge makeover The Doubleview Friends on the Verge held a successful verge planting working bee with plants funded through a micro grant. The crew planted native species on a parcel of vacant land that is slowly evolving into a mini green retreat amidst the houses.