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Lending a hand to locals

Volunteer gardeners at Gippsland Rotary Centenary House breathed a sigh of relief after a pair of Gippsland Water operators dropped by to assist with the renovation of a garden bed.
The operators were working nearby when they received a call for help, and in just a few hours they had transformed the garden bed. They neatly removed unwanted plants with a small excavator and left the area ready for replanting.
Carol Crewe, Gippsland Rotary Centenary House Operations Manager, said that she was deeply appreciative of Gippsland Water’s support.
“This has saved our volunteers days of really hard work, and will allow us to maintain the gardens in a way that creates a peaceful environment for our guests,” she said.
In a similar show of community support, another Gippsland Water crew went above and beyond their normal duties after completing work on an easement at the Traralgon campus of St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School. The operators took the opportunity to smooth the area, adding extra topsoil at no cost to the school.
St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School Business Manager, Leah Young, also expressed her appreciation.
“These improvement works now provide our students with a much safer area for their sports and passive recreation activities,” she said.
Gippsland Water General Manger Customer Service and Communications, Paul Clark, said Gippsland Water is committed to being part of the community.
“Our customers have told us they want us to be engaged in our local community, and these works in Traralgon are a great example of that,” he said.

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