The Kalgoorlie-Boulder Urban Landcare Group (KBULG) was formed in May 1994 as a community landcare group. KBULG replaced the Goldfields Dust Abatement Committee (GDAC), which operated for over 20 years. The GDAC formed in 1973 in response to severe dust storms that affected the entire Kalgoorlie-Boulder community.
Over time the GDAC changed its focus from a professional body to a community group. Thus KBULG has a broader scope with greater emphasis on community involvement in developing education programs and activities and in promoting community awareness of landcare. KBULG is one of the first urban landcare groups in an arid area. The group was incorporated in 1996.
KBULG maintains a community nursery in Karlkurla Bushland Park, and the organisation’s Eco & Cultural Education Centre within the nursery grounds was opened in June 2017.
KBULG is proud to be a fully inclusive local community group which engages residents from all walks of life, with participants in our educational programs at the nursery ranging from day-care toddler groups to groups of senior citizens from the Kalgoorlie-Boulder OWLS.
The Community Nursery with its Eco & Cultural Education Centre represent a space for the sharing and conveying of conservation and sustainable living – focussed ideas, while fostering inclusion, skill development and personal well-being for the community. Every community member and visitor to the region is warmly welcome to spend time within the community nursery and is able to learn from KBULG staff who take time to interact and listen.
The community nursery has become a hub for engagement and knowledge-sharing for all community groups, including KBULG staff & volunteers, disability volunteers (GIFSA), work for the dole participants, horticulture and conservation & land management TAFE students, workplace & work experience students, Section 95 day release prisoners, local Aboriginal ranger groups, disengaged Aboriginal & non-Aboriginal students and bushwalk participants from local schools and camp schools. The community nursery helps these different groups to come together, share their stories, and discover common grounds and interests.
KBULG welcomes every community member and visitor to the Goldfields to join our many activities. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.