Location and the lead up to today.
During the 18th and 19th Centuries, the Turpentine-Ironbark Forests which covered Sydney, were cut down for their valuable timber. The remaining local provenance vegetation succommed to farming, mining for clay, for pottery and bricks, sandstone quarries, for construction, and eventually residential development. The nursery features ironbark, from the old Pyrmont Bridge. This could well have been an ironbark tree that grew in Annandale. This Tweet has more information and photograph about the Pyrmont bridge before reconstruction in 1985.
The Rozelle Bay Community Native Nursery plans to sell local provenance plants, propagated on site. Their current capacity to produce enough stock is limited by their current temporary facilities. But now that a purpose built nursery is open in Wisdom Street this will change.
See videoclip of Shirley inviting the Minister to visit a year after she asked him, when he would sign off (videoclip 28 Aug 2011) on the land transfer from the State Government to the Leichhart Council, under the Cumberland Plan.
Response from Minister (dated 2/10/2012): "I refer to your email of 29 August 2012 addressed to the Minister for Planning and Infrastructure, Brad Hazzard with a recorded invitation from Shirley Dean to visit your new Native Plant nursery in Wisdom Street, Annandale.
Unfortunately, due to his busy schedule the Minister is currently unable to accept your invitation, but he has asked me to thank you for taking the time to invite him to visit."
Speach by Mayor Rochelle Porteus, response by Bronwen, invitation to minister from Shirley (29 August 2012), Footprints 2012, Shirley asks minister to sign off on land August 2011
PV Panels on new Nursery, when first open to community at Footprints ecoFestival 2012 (26 August 2012.).
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