Participants Painting a Recycled Tyre

 An overgrown and unusable section of the Humpty Doo Primary School has been transformed into a multi-sensory environment for students to enjoy.

Through the Community Development Program, funded by the Australian Government, Ironbark Aboriginal Corporation partnered with the Humpty Doo business community to complete the community project.

Through engaging unemployed job seekers, Ironbark supported a major transformation to create the ‘Lillyman Garden’. The multiple use area comprises of a sensory garden, orchard, chicken shed and run, composting sections, nursery, and multiple seating and shaded areas.

Construction of the Nursery

Humpty Doo School parent and Ironbark Project Liaison Officer, Donna Mitchell, said the school is immensely pleased with the partnership and the resulting outcomes. “The area was an unsafe, overgrown jungle with snakes, dead trees, scrap materials and was quite simply plain ugly. Through the tireless effort of Ironbark’s job seekers and the generosity of the business community it is now a bright and colourful area where more than 400 students can immerse themselves and learn more about their environment and sustainability.