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January 20, 2022

Lismore Botanic Gardens gets new loo

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State Member for Lismore Janelle Saffin and major benefactor Jeni Binns outside the new accessible amenities block.

State Member for Lismore, Janelle Saffin, opened new accessible amenities at the Lismore Botanic Gardens visitor centre on Wednesday. The new amenities are a welcome addition to the popular botanic gardens and make them more inclusive than ever before.

The project received $25, 000 from the 20 – electorate wide 2019 Community Building Partnership Program and will give the gardens the ability to cater for larger groups of visitors.

Different aspects of the community came together and volunteered their time to get the project completed.

‘I knew how popular the botanic gardens are with locals and visitors alike, and how hard the Friends of the Lismore Rainforest Botanic Gardens Incorporated (FLRBG) work in a volunteer capacity to keep them looking good and to ensure a sensory and educational experience for all,’ Ms Saffin said.

‘And as is the case with most community projects, different parts must come together to realise them. There are a lot of people to recognise and thank, first and foremost Dr Andrew Binns and Mrs Jeni Binns, who have made general annual donations over many years.’


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