Maylands street wins Most Sustainable Street title

BACK: L-R: Maylands residents Jonathan Messer, Amanda Rogers, Angela Jones, Tim Collins, Pam Chamberlain and Mayor Dan Bull. FRONT L-R: Ted Rogers, Oliver Thomas-Jones and Patrick Rogers. Pictures: Kristie Lim
BACK: L-R: Maylands residents Jonathan Messer, Amanda Rogers, Angela Jones, Tim Collins, Pam Chamberlain and Mayor Dan Bull. FRONT L-R: Ted Rogers, Oliver Thomas-Jones and Patrick Rogers. Pictures: Kristie Lim

SIXTH Avenue in Maylands has been named the City of Bayswater’s Most Sustainable Street.

Neighbours rallied together to nominate for the inaugural award.

From a flourishing vegetable garden, a communal garden with a bench and an array of native trees, the street stood out victorious among 11 nominations.

Mayor Dan Bull presented the Most Sustainable Street 2019 signs to a group of residents on Wednesday.

BACK: L-R: Maylands residents Jonathan Messer, Amanda Rogers, Angela Jones, Tim Collins, Lynne Smith and Mayor Dan Bull. FRONT L-R: Ted Rogers, Oliver Thomas-Jones and Patrick Rogers.

They received $500 towards a project to make their street even more sustainable.

Sixth Avenue resident Amanda Rogers, who has a vegetable garden, said her street attracted a lot of people who drive and walk past and ask them how to create verge gardens.

“Everyone has done their bit,” she said.

“It started out as old lawn (verges) and a couple of trees so we have greened and mulched (the verges) all down the street.”

Ms Rogers also has put her general waste bin at the garden across from her house for pedestrians to dispose of their waste.

Fellow resident Jonathan Messer said there had been a domino effect on the street starting from Ms Rogers’ verge.

See more photos below:

Ms Rogers’ verge garden.
Sixth Avenue in Maylands.

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