Welcome to the Rockingham Regional Environment Centre! Situated next to Lake Richmond, we opened in 2002 as the first purpose built environment centre in Western Australia.
We still operate as a not-for-profit organisation that was built by the community, for the community.
The centre was established as an education and resource facility for the community, to enable a greater understanding of environmental issues and sustainable lifestyle choices.
As well as educational programms we also are involved in animal rehabilitation, including a program for the critically endangered Loggerhead Turtle.
We run a variety of events and educational programs all year round
Sincere thanks are extended to the Department of Local Government and Communities for its very generous grant of $10,000, which has enabled the Centre to carry out much-needed improvements and additions to our Community Gardens:
– 4 new compost bins, which have helped us to turn more material into beautiful compost for use by our gardeners and Gardening Department
– Upgrade of existing reticulation, which will ensure our community gardeners have a constant supply of water, including boosting our water tanks when the bore is running
– Creation of 4 new community garden plots with wheelchair access for persons with mobility problems. 3 plots have been allocated, with 1 remaining to be signed up.
– Installation of shade cloth structures to help with water retention during our hot summer months. Some interesting wind socks are now flying from the posts.
– Creation of 2 new sensory gardens populated with fragrant plants, bird-attracting water bowls and flowers, and wind chimes. These gardens stimulate the various senses, and are proving popular with children and adults alike, especially identifying the various fragrances and learning how the plants can be used in everyday life.
We’ll be posting photos on the website and Facebook once the various projects are completed.