Urban Greening and Community Garden Projects

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 WaterUps® Urban Greening & Community Garden Projects

Pop Up Garden, Blacktown NSW

Plantabox pop-up parks let councils place attractive mature greenery on built areas as community spaces. The WaterUps® wicking system reduced maintenance and allowed the plants to thrive in the hot environment of such spaces.

Planter tubs at Hobart Airport, TAS

These decorative planters were part of an upgrade to the facade of Hobart Airport in May 2020. The planters were fitted with WaterUps® wicking cells by Horticultural and Landscape Supplies, our Tasmanian stockists. These wicking planters will provide a consistent water system to the plants and a low maintenance outcome.

Pop Up Planters, Coogee NSW

In early 2021, WaterUps® were installed in these pop-up planters by PlantaBox in a project for Randwick Council.

Upgrade of Military Road streetscape, Neutral Bay NSW

The greening of the pedestrian areas of Military Road in Neutral Bay was undertaken by North Sydney Council in 2020. The project included an initial refit of some existing concrete planters with WaterUps® in mid 2020. In late spring 202030 new planters with WaterUps® were installed by landscaping company Green Options. Because of the success of the initial project an additional 30 planters were installed in May 2021.

Forbes Shire Council, NSW

Forbes Shire Council is installing a number of 1.2m x 1.2m stainless steel planters in the CBD area. These planters which were manufactured locally are 1.2m deep to plant a range of trees. They will be watered with WaterUps® cells.

Hildasid Farm, Wagga NSW

Hildasid Farm is an initiative of disability services provider, Kurrajong Waratah. When completed Hildasid will be a landmark tourist destination in south-western NSW incorporating a working farm, extensive community gardens, a sensory garden, restaurant, and other attractions. Waterups® became involved in late 2018 to assist Hildasid in solving the problem of limited water availability and poor soil. So far around 30 WaterUps® wicking beds have been built, with up to 750 planned for the site.

Little Young St Community Garden

This community garden was the brainchild of the Streets Alive initiative of North Sydney Council and the local residents in the area. WaterUps® were used to help provide sustainable deep-rooted watering of these raised beds.

West Pymble Community Garden, Nsw

WaterUps® was initially approached by Kur-Ring-Gai Council in 2018 to assist with the upgrade of the community garden near the West Pymble shops. After installing 4 large corro beds fitted with WaterUps®, we have since installed a further 15 timber wicking beds.

Royal Botanic Gardens Community Greening, South Coogee NSW

WaterUps® installed these beds jointly with the Royal Botanic Gardens Community Greening team in early 2020. The project was designed to help the community housing tenants to grow their own food. We are now working with on other project with the Botanic Gardens.

Murraylands Community Mens Shed, Murray Bridge SA

The vegetable garden project started at the shed about 10 years ago and the shed won the National Men’s Shed Best Garden Award last year. The current project is to rebuild the gardens with up to 35 wicking beds primarily in order to save water. The shed’s aim is to showcase the project to other men’s sheds throughout Australia, encouraging and encouraging them to grow vegies using the WaterUps® system.

WaterUps® Public Spaces News

WaterUps® powers Plantabox

WaterUps® powers Plantabox

WaterUps® has been working with Plantabox for the last year to provide efficient watering solutions for public spaces in several NSW and Victorian local councils areas.

20 Million litres of water saved

20 Million litres of water saved

Waterups® is proud to announce that we have passed a major milestone of 20 million litres of water saved – that’s the volume of 8 Olympic sized swimming pools!