The Batemans Bay Water Gardens is sparkling, thanks to another successful ADCO Community Day.
ADCO is the leading construction company of the Bay Pavilions – the shire’s exciting new arts and aquatic precinct at Batemans Bay.
Trades brought their tools over to the water gardens to help cleanup and rejuvenate the area.
“A Community Day is all about supporting charities and worthy causes to give back to the communities in which we live and work,” an ADCO spokesperson said.
The drizzly day didn’t stop more than 30 volunteers from getting their hands dirty to revamp the community space.
“It was a team effort with more than 30 volunteers from our subcontractors, including seven ADCO staff, the Aligned Leisure team and two staff from the Eurobodalla Shire Council.”
“The team salvaged 16 trolleys from the wetland and collected a skip-bin load of rubbish which included a shocking number of used sharps that were carefully removed.”
Once all the rubbish was removed, the team got to work repairing the scenic timber boardwalk.
“We re-braced the handrail and planted 22 mature shade trees along the footpath as well as a number of timber tree guards,” the spokesperson said.
“The team removed 350 square metres of turf to create planting areas of 1500 native and wetland grasses, 40 native shrubs, mulch, jute mesh and ecologs,” the spokesperson said.
At smoko and lunch, the team felt proud of their work and were eager to dig back in for the afternoon.
One volunteer said: “This is better than being at work.”
Another volunteer was thrilled with the ADCO merch, complimentary smoko and sausage sizzle: “I wished our work looked after us like this.”
“Volunteers are already asking when the next ADCO Community Day is,” the spokesperson said.
“Everyone put in the effort to make as big of a difference to the Water Gardens as possible on the day.
“It was also a great opportunity for everyone to work closely with each other and get to know one another.
“We hope the works done at the Water Gardens are appreciated by the local community and can be enjoyed for years to come.”