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30-09-2014

Bunnings creates tranquillity garden for Williamstown


Bunnings creates tranquillity garden for WilliamstownResidents and staff at Independence Australia's Williamstown house received a special visit from the Bunnings Altona team in September.

To celebrate the move to their new larger warehouse, Bunnings Altona surprised us with a garden blitz in the front yard of the Williamstown house.

A team of seven Bunnings staff overhauled the garden by removing tired old shrubs and landscaping the area with striking foliage plants, timber planter boxes and 

Bunnings Williamstown teamdecorative stones. Redwood bench seating was built around the garden beds, and

a magnificent water feature installed.

Independence Australia's Williamstown Team Leader Judy Sweet said "We are so touched by Bunnings' kindness. Some of the consumers like to sit out the front on mild evenings, and sometimes we have lunch out there this has made it so much nicer for them."The finished result is a beautiful tranquillity garden where residents, staff and guests can relax and enjoy outdoor living.

Shayne Weaver, a resident at the house and frequent customer of Bunnings Altona, helped supervise the work and gave it a hearty 'thumbs up'. Shayne also attended the official opening of the new Altona store, where Independence Australia was presented with a'before and after' photo collage of the project.

This project has made a simple yet tangible difference in the lives and wellbeing of our Williamstown residents and staff. This very generous gift from our friends at Bunnings Altona builds upon their earlier contribution to helping us paint the inside of the Williamstown house.

All of us at Independence Australia are most grateful for Bunnings' support. We especially acknowledge Complex Manager Patrick Neicho, who came up with such a thoughtful idea, and Activities Organiser Paula Ebenwalder and Operations Manager David Roddis, who helped bring it to life.

 

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