200 trees planted along Karratha’s top road

Tom ZaunmayrPilbara News
VideoKarratha school kids joined the City of Karratha and Horizon Power to plant trees along the Dampier Hwy for World Environment Day on Tuesday, June 5.

Two hundred trees have been added to the Karratha horizon after a community planting effort along Dampier Highway to mark World Environment Day.

Horizon Power, Pilbara Development Commission and City of Karratha representatives joined Karratha schools to plant the trees on the side of the road from the Leisureplex to Nickol Bay Hospital.

Horizon Power general manager Ziggy Wilk said the tree planting would make for a more vibrant city.

“We’re committed to making a positive environmental contribution in the communities in which we operate,” he said.

“We also live and work in these communities and it’s been really great having our local schools on board, helping us transform this major strip of highway.”

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City of Karratha Deputy Mayor Grant Cucel said the trees added visual appeal to one of the city’s major thoroughfares.

The area is now free of overhead power poles and wires after completion of the Pilbara Underground Power Project.

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