19 September 2014 Kids put green thumbs to work at Crimson Hill

Defence Housing Australia’s (DHA) award-winning development Crimson Hill had a visit from 30, year one, Lindfield Public School students yesterday as part of an environmental sustainability program.

The energetic and excited students, who donned their gardening gloves, assisted in re-planting 1,000 seedlings as part of a joint initiative program with the school and DHA.

The seedlings had been propagated from the site when development first began, as part of the program. Varieties of Bottlebrush, Hakea and Tea Tree shrubs were replanted in key regeneration areas around Crimson Hill, as a rehabilitation initiative to restore the environment post-development.

DHA’s Managing Director, Peter Howman said having the local school children involved was a great way to involve the local community. 

‘Not only does this type of project assist the kids as part of their environmental studies, it also gets them outdoors and gives them a chance to partake in community activities,’ he said.

‘Giving back to the local community is important to DHA and we’re glad that regular community engagement , like re-planting seedlings, could be turned into something that benefits both the community and the environment.’