CM3 Contractor Safety Management

Grasstrees Australia has recently achieved accreditation in Safety Management via the CM3 program.

Cm3 Contractor Safety Management is provided by Noel Arnold & Associates, one of Australia’s leading specialists in occupational health and safety risk management.

Cm3 addresses the need for both contractors and the organisations they conduct work for to demonstrate contractor health and safety management capabilities, along with providing assistance for organisations to better manage their contractors around health and safety requirements.

With health and safety being paramount at Grasstrees Australia, our company will now undergo an annual audit to ensure standards are maintained.  Our Pre-Qualification Certificate is available upon request.

2012 Western Australian Environmental Awards

    

It was with great honour and excitement that Grasstrees Australia was announced as a finalist in the category ‘Small Business Leading By Example’ at the WA Environmental Awards presentation evening on Friday 9th November 2012.

The commitment, passion and drive displayed by our dedicated team in their environmental endeavours were acknowledged.  Grasstrees Australia is passionately committed to the conservation of WA Native flora, in particular Xanthorrhoea species.   We congratulate all 41 finalists across all 11 categories and special congratulations to the winners.

Beeliar Revegetation Site

As part of our revegetation program, grasstrees were removed from a site in Beeliar back in May 2011, to allow access for the development of a pipeline.  In a project involving Grasstrees Australia, Emerge Associates, and the Water Corporation, this site has since been revegetated.  After reinstalling the Grasstrees, and an ongoing care, maintenance and watering program conducted by Grasstrees Australia over the establishment period, our involvement in this very successful program has now been completed.

Work Continues at Fiona Stanley Hospital

Work continues at this exciting new development.  Our involvement with the return of grasstrees and macrozamia palms that were extracted from this very site, prior to commencement, continues.  A roof top garden has been established as a special feature to Building B, resulting in a great view of our WA Native plants from the air!

Hammond Rise Estate

Grasstrees Australia are proud to be associated with Qube Property Group in the
development of their estate at Hammond Rise.

Grasstrees were rescued prior to the clearing stage of this development, back in 2010 and
have since been cared for at our Wattle Grove nursery.   We are
now returning many of these grasstrees to their original natural environment.

We acknowledge Qube Property Group for their environmental endeavours and thank
them for their assistance to us in our commitment to the preservation of WA
Native plants.

For further information on House and Land Packages contact www.hammondrise.com.au

Cultural Awareness Day

Staff at Grasstrees Australia were recently involved in a Cultural Awareness Program.  Andrew Beck from Nyaarla Projects Pty Ltd visited us to conduct an informative session on the significance of grasstrees and macrozamia palms to the aboriginal community.

Andrew discussed the value of these plants to his ancestry, in their many forms and diverse usages.

The highlight of the afternoon was Andrew’s amazing didgeridoo performance and the activities all staff participated in such as the fire starting technique and the making of an aboriginal spear tip using grasstree resin.

Grasstrees Australia acknowledge the importance of these unique  WA plants to  aboriginal culture and are proud to be involved in rescuing and recycling these endangered icons in an effort to ensure their survival into the future.

Fiona Stanley Hospital

Grasstrees previously extracted from this site prior to the commencment of development,  and in the interium nursery held at our facilty in Wattle Grove, have begun to be returned.

Our first installment along the entry has been completed, with many more to follow as this project continues to develop.

Nursery Displays

New display gardens that have been established at our retail nursery (entry off Bruce Road) feature several examples of landscaping ideas.  Plants featured are Xanthorrhoea Preissii, Macrozamia Reidlei and Kingia Australis.

We always have a selection of between 500 and 600 plants available at our retail nursery that you can wander through and enjoy.

Peet – Shorehaven, Alkimos

Work continues to reestablish native grasstrees originally saved from initial clearing at Shorehaven, Alkimos back into the landscape at this development.  To date there have been over 350 grasstrees reinstalled into public open spaces and road medians, with more to come.

LWP – Trinity, Alkimos

Clearing continues at Trinity with the grasstrees recovered being stored at the newly established LWP/Grasstrees Australia nursery situated on the southern side of Santorini.