Grass Gets New Home In Wentworth Park

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11th October 2010, 07:30am - Views: 830
Grass Gets NewHhome in Wentworth Park

More than 11,000 square metres of grass from yesterday's Breakfast on the Bridge event is this morning being relaid in a new permanent home in the inner west.

The City of Sydney has agreed to use the kikuyu grass to re-turf parts of Wentworth Park in Glebe.

And although the turf endured more than 7,000 people lazing around on it for a Sunday breakfast, it has remained in good condition.

Lord Mayor Clover Moore MP said the timing and amount of grass is ideally suited to Wentworth Park which is one of Sydney's most popular sporting and recreational parks.

"The City is pleased to be able to support Breakfast on the Bridge, particularly as the turf can be recycled on our sports ovals which are now showing the usual signs of wear and tear from regular use during the winter sports season," Ms Moore said.

NSW Minister for Major Events Kevin Greene said that the re-turfing of Wentworth Park was a further benefit to the local community, as a result of this event.

"I'm sure Wentworth Park goers will be delighted with this result. It's great that we can work towards sustainable solutions for our major events and deliver positive flow-on benefits to local communities," Mr Greene said.

Grown specifically for the event by local turf grower Evergreen, Kikuyu was selected for its durability, and softness making it perfect for a picnic of such epic proportions.

Media contacts

City of Sydney: Josh Mackenzie 0402 351 459
Minister Greene: Adam Wallace 0407 079 369

SOURCE: City of Sydney

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