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Keys to new Rose Garden amenities presented
New amenities have been constructed specifically for the growing number of Rose Garden visitors
By Latrobe City Council - 19th February 2002 - Back to News
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The Morwell Centenary Rose Garden Steering Committee were presented with keys to new toilet amenities on Tuesday. The new amenities have been constructed in Ann Street at the south end of the Rose Garden, specifically for the growing number of Rose Garden visitors.
In handing over the keys, Latrobe City Mayor, Councillor Brendan Jenkins, said the need for suitable amenities for increasing numbers of visitors had been apparent for some years, and he was delighted that the facilities had now been provided.
"The Morwell Rose Garden attracts a large number of citizens from throughout the municipality who love the beautiful blooms and scents from the thousands of roses which are cared for by the Steering Committee. More importantly perhaps, numerous visitors come from throughout Victoria, interstate and even from overseas to experience the delights of our renowned Rose Garden. It is an important Australian destination for rose enthusiasts, and as such plays a significant part in enhancing the economic development of the region through tourism," Cr Jenkins said.
"Council is pleased to have been able to provide $30,000 towards the provision of these toilet amenities, which together with $20,000 from the Department of State and Regional Development has seen this project completed."
Chairperson of the Morwell Centenary Rose Garden Steering Committee, Jim Dear, said the provision of toilet facilities would enhance future use of the Rose Garden. "There is no doubt that the previous lack of facilities has been inconvenient to visitors, but it is also a limiting factor in organising events. That has now been overcome and we are very grateful to Council and the Department of State and Regional Development for making the funds available," Mr Dear said.
"The new facilities will make it easier for long-distance buses to use the Rose Garden as a comfort stop for bus passengers on their way through Gippsland, which means people who might not otherwise see the Rose Garden, will now get the opportunity. There are also some seventy helpers who undertake voluntary work to keep the Rose Garden looking great, and I’m sure they will find the new facilities a boon," Mr Dear said.
"The Morwell Centenary Rose Garden has grown from the days when a steering committee was formed in 1992, and an initial planting of thirteen-hundred roses, to a renowned garden and tourist attraction featuring four acres of gardens imaginatively landscaped, with one-hundred beds planted with three-thousand roses.
"We are very proud of the fact that the Rose Garden has been featured in overseas journals which are read world-wide by rose enthusiasts, and in numerous publications produced in and read throughout Australia. It has really put Morwell on the map in international terms.
"With the Morwell Celebration of Roses currently in the planning stage, and an exciting program of events being planned for this year’s celebrations which take place 18-24 March, I am sure the new amenities will be welcomed," Mr Dear added.
Councillor Darrell White said the Rose Garden added significantly to the attractiveness of Morwell. "It is close enough to the Morwell CBD for shoppers and business people to take a stroll and a lunch break in idyllic surroundings, and people throughout the Valley find it a delightful place to relax. It’s also a very popular venue for weddings and wedding photography," Cr White said.
"The Rose Garden together with the renovated Latrobe Regional Gallery due to open early next year, beautification and streetscaping works north of the railway line, the At grade crossing and the new Council corporate headquarters, will help make Morwell a highly attractive and thriving town with a great future," Cr White said.
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