Wednesday, 31 March 2021
Mimosa Public School students get their hands dirty in the garden

Member for Davidson, the Hon Jonathan O’Dea today announced the local recipients for round two of the NSW Government’s $10 million Sustainable School Grants.

Mr O’Dea said he was excited that Mimosa Public School received a grant of $14,423 in the second round of the program, designed for students to get their hands dirty learning about sustainable practices and improving their school environment.

“I am thrilled that Mimosa Public School was successful in their grant application,” Mr O’Dea said.

“The Sustainable School Grants empowers students and school communities to implement projects that build a safer & stronger NSW but also benefit the environment by helping to save energy or water, reduce waste, or improve biodiversity.” 

“I look forward to seeing Mimosa Public School’s vegetable garden upgrade develop in the coming months. It will include seed raising, seed swap, nurturing seedlings, creating a compost corner with a worm farm and mulch bay, harvesting and selling produce.”

Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell said 187 public schools across the State have received a Sustainable Schools Grant in round two of the program.

“The interest in this program is excellent to see, and I wish all the staff and students well on the delivery of their projects,” Ms Mitchell said.

  For more information and the full list of award recipients go to