A makeover for Glenburn’s Alf Miller Reserve

If you have visited the Alf Miller Reserve in Glenburn recently, you may have noticed it has undergone a bit of a transformation.

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The ‘games area’ of the Alf Miller Reserve has had a bit of a makeover as Council’s Working for Victoria crew members, Jamie, Marcel, David and Brett got to work hand-weeding the area and laying down some fresh tan bark. PHOTO: Murrindindi Shire/Supplied.
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If you have visited the Alf Miller Reserve in Glenburn recently, you may have noticed it has undergone a bit of a transformation.

Murrindindi Shire Council’s Working for Victoria teams recently assisted our Environment Sustainability Unit by hand-weeding and removing invasive plants, which had started taking over the ‘games area’ in the Reserve.

Council’s Director Assets and Development, Vito Albicini said the Alf Miller Reserve was originally designed with the help of locals after the 2009 fires and showcases a range of indigenous vegetation, including shrubs, small trees, bushes and grasses.

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The Alf Miller Reserve area before the Work for Victoria team cleaned it up. PHOTO: Murrindindi Shire/Supplied.

“Our teams also added a nice topping of fresh tanbark to the site, which will assist to slow the growth of future weeds and make the space easier to maintain. The visual aesthetic of the site has now been significantly improved and space has been returned to its previous functionality.”

“It was fantastic to have local resident and former Murrindindi Shire Councillor Sally Abbott Smith on-site to provide encouragement to our crews, who were working in warm conditions. Sally was involved in the original development of the Reserve so it was great to have her support,” Albicini said.

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