Management & Organisation

Curtis Park Arboretum, which transitioned into Shoalhaven Heads Native Botanic Garden, started from a good idea by a group of people who rolled up their sleeves and decided to get on with it.

Rob Stewart and RogerTilley, our founding pioneers, were joined by a small group of other Shoalhaven Heads residents interested in their ideas. They quickly realised that implementation of their vision required a degree of formal organisation and money to finance things that could not be achieved by enthusiastic hard work alone. So a Council approved Parkcare Group was formed and a NSW Government approved Incorporated Association was established.

This structural organisation was essential to getting the project off to a good start and provides a framework for carrying this community project forward into the future.