Eat Ally

Some of the youth who took part in the project. Picture: Supplied.

The great thing about our community that always puts a smile on my face is the willingness of many to get involved in community projects.

This week, the “Eat Alley” Community Garden Working Bee was held at the Yeppoon Community Centre in Barry Street.

The task at hand was to build, fill and complete six raised garden beds, the materials for which were donated by Bunnings and Cap Coast Sand and Soil. Thank you so much to these two businesses.

We had volunteers of all ages and from different community groups break a sweat on the project today.

Huge “Thank You’s” go to Capricorn Coast Landcare, Jacks Paddock Yeppoon, the Level Up Program, the Capricorn Conservation Council, and of course the young members of our Livingstone Youth Action Group who came up with this idea and worked over the last two school terms to make this project a reality.

It is so gratifying see our young community members working alongside our community leaders and council’s Open Spaces staff who provided sweat and invaluable knowledge and encouragement during the day.

There are lots of photos and videos to view on the “Youth in Livingstone” Facebook Page, so please check them out.

As our Community Services team at council will tell you, supporting our young people with their ideas and visions for our community is extremely rewarding, and it is our privilege to do so.

Today demonstrated just how valuable their work and contribution is.

Well done all!