We’ve planted red gum seedlings at Evans Road, Lyndhurst to ensure the eucalyptus population around the road bridge exists for centuries to come.
The Evans Road project team returned to plant 20 seedlings in Parks Victoria land next to the Evans Road bridge more than 12 months after the bridge road opened.
Seawinds Nursery Volunteers Inc, who grow indigenous plants locally and maintain an indigenous garden at Arthurs Seat State Park, used seeds collected from the remnant red gums located near the project site to grow the seedlings.
The not-for-profit also provides supported employment for people with disabilities in association with Kyeema Support Services Inc.
The level crossing at Evans Road was closed to vehicles due to safety concerns in 2005 and remained closed for 15 years.
Since the opening of the new road bridge in October 2020, a vital connection for locals in Lyndhurst and Lynbrook has been restored.