Blooming partnership grows the community

Team effort: Rotary Club of Traralgon members during their gardening session. photograph supplied

Alyssa Fritzlaff

TRARALGON Centre Plaza (TCP) have partnered with the Rotary Club of Traralgon to get their gardening done.

In a bid to support the community, TCP have contracted RTC to carry out their gardening

Members of the club will carry out gardening when required, and will be paid for their hard work through donations to the Rotary club.

This will allow them to raise vital money for various important projects in the community.

“At Traralgon Centre Plaza we are all about supporting the local community through our
LOCALisation strategy. This includes contracting locally,” TCP marketing manager Adele Nardino said.

“Traralgon Rotary will be paid for their time which will go towards worthwhile projects that
are needed in our community.”

Last Tuesday, members of the club got together to neaten up the gardens and collect any stray rubbish.

Janne Speirs, a member of Traralgon Rotary Club, is part of the partnership and said it is a
fantastic way for the Rotary Club to assist the community and raise funds for projects.

“Especially in these COVID days, it’s something little that we can be doing that’s assisting with our project budget,” she said.

Ms Speirs said that working with TCP has given the club the opportunity to achieve some of their environmentally focused goals.

“One of the things Rotary International has just brought in is what we call an environment area focus… a lot of rotary clubs and districts across the world are trying to really do things that bring in that environmental slant,” Ms Speirs said.

“In a way this is part of that… keeping Traralgon looking attractive, and picking up the small amount of rubbish – we were actually surprised a how little rubbish there was.”