- A re-elected McGowan Labor Government will deliver $100,000 for Beckenham based South East Regional Centre for Urban Landcare (SERCUL) to upgrade their shed compound.
- Investment to create WA Jobs and support SERCUL’s critical work keeping our environment strong.
Labor Member for Cannington Bill Johnston announced the job-creating investment this morning. The project will deliver improvements to SERCUL’s Horley Road headquarters, supporting the landcare organisation to keep our environment strong.
As a sub-regional landcare organisation, SERCUL supports more than forty community environment groups across the southern Swan Coastal Plain. SERCUL frequently hosts education programs, planting days and other activities to strengthen waterways, wetlands and other ecosystems.
The upgraded shed compound will include:
- A wash-down area
- Plant storage area to fit up to 100,000 plants
- Carports for vehicles and equipment used by community groups
The McGowan Labor Government has delivered important reforms to keep the environment strong, including;
- Banning single use plastic bags in WA - WA was using roughly 670 million bags per year, with most going to landfill.
- Introduced Containers for Change, providing 10 cents back for each eligible container.
Comments attributed to Labor Member for Cannington Bill Johnston
“This investment will create local jobs in our community and support SERCUL to keep our environment strong.
“SERCUL play a critical role in keeping our environment strong, particularly around the Canning River Regional Park.
“That’s why re-elected McGowan Labor Government will support SERCUL to upgrade their facilities, allowing them to expand their work.
Comments attributed to SERCUL CEO Amy Krupa
"The South East Regional Centre for Urban Landcare (SERCUL) is thrilled by the opportunity to secure substantial funding resulting from an election commitment by Bill Johnston.
“This commitment exemplifies the longstanding support Mr Johnston has given to SERCUL in his 12 years as Member for Cannington.
“Over the years we have become a much larger organisation and the current shed compound is no longer large enough to accommodate our vehicles and trailers as well as up to 100,000 plants that we store in the area over the winter months for community groups.
“This upgrade will allow us to maintain and expand our support to the 40-plus community environment groups that work in the southern region of Perth."