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January 2023  - Rotarians have been busy at Working Bees on 7 November, 12 December, 16 and 30 January. The indigenous gardens is now starting to take shape with a lot more work to be done in coming months.
At the November working bee, the grassed areas where the paths are to be placed was prepared and the park was tidied up. Unfortunately rain again stopped excavation work and delayed the project.
December saw the trees planted in the open woodland and much watering to sustain them until their roots became established.
Further work in January placed bollards around the trees in the open woodland in the northwest corner of the garden. The trees are well mulched and have healthy new growth. Discussions are underway for an indigenous art project to paint the bollards.
In the central meeting place, half of the low seating wall was built. Concrete pads will soon be poured to complete construction of the second half of the seating.
The safety fencing will soon be dismantled and replaced with fencing around the outside of the new garden area. Construction of paths and trenching for installation of the solar bollard lights can then proceed. 
It's a great project with good member involvement and opportunities to look at the progress that is being made.
Friday 21 October - The Rotary Club of Warragul held a barbeque at Rotary Park to celebrate the receipt of $17,000 from the Planting Trees for the Queen’s Jubilee fund that will be used to plant the northwest corner as a woodland area.
In announcing the grant local MP Russell Broadbent said that “We are investing in the dream that is now, and the dream that will be, for generations to come” as he paid tribute to the Rotary Club for its vision and courage in undertaking such an ambitious project.
Planting the first tree in the indigenous garden are (from the left) Cr Peter Kostos, Member for Monash Russell Broadbent, mayor Michael Leaney, artist Dr aunty Eileen Harrison, landscape designer Prue Metcalf and Warragul Rotary president Teresa Mitchell.
3rd June 2022 - The base was excavated and the concrete bases for the central circle were prepared.
Funding for the $120,000 construction of the paths and the central circle is being provided by Baw Baw Shire Council and the Rotary Club of Warragul, with Council supplying approximately 80% of the project costs and the Rotary Club contributing the remaining 20% and also managing procurement and contractors.
Stage one works are expected to be completed by early July, with community engagement and fund raising for subsequent stages to follow. Subsequent stages plan to include the installation of totems in the central circle, plant borders to the paths, and seating.