Pride of Place (POP) is a renovation project helping families to create healthier outdoor living spaces where they can spend quality time together. In return for a financial and physical contribution or ‘sweat equity’, families receive labour and materials to help complete their project.

Worth a Thousand Words

Aurukun Shire Council's 'Why I LOVE Aurukun' photo competition is now on!! The photo competition provided the whole Aurukun community to show off how beautiful the community is and what life is like living in paradise. The CYP Aurukun team are really proud to have won...

Green Thumbs

Our POP Enabler Jacob Woibo got with the Womens Group and delivered a Garden Club workshop doing plant propagation. The ladies enjoyed getting their hands dirty. We’re very impressed with the finished plants!

Feeding Her Family

When Megan Kerindun signed up for POP she planned to get the whole family involved and it worked like magic. Her children Sadonia and Abraham took on the heavy lifting and enjoyed learning new skills to take over. Megan's favourite thing about her garden is mowing,...

Tropical Oasis

James Yusia completed his POP Blitz in 2017 and has created a tropical oasis in Pikkuw St. Gardening comes naturally to him and he has lots of plans to expand areas of his large yard which he is saving up for. Adding new plants and planning new areas always gives him...

Her Special Place

Georgina Kepple is an artist and has many outdoor projects underway because she enjoys her garden and being creative. Georgina's Backyard Blitz was completed in December 2017. The hardest part of sweat equity was the planting, but she soon got the hang of it. The...

POP in Action

Deanne Greenwool is in the process of completing her POP Blitz. Her Blitz consists of a 4m x 4m pergola with paving and lovely garden beds, and an intricate deck that complements the fireplace where the family sit and relax under the shade of the gum tree....

A New Entrance

Pride of Place is a backyard renovation project where families make a financial and physical contribution or provide ‘sweat equity’ and in return receive labour and materials to help complete their project. With the help of Tim the Aurukun POP Enabler, Kay...

Winning Backyards

Hope Vale O-Hub hosted the Best Garden in the Village competition with over 11 entrants. They had 3 great judges such as our own Willy Smith, My Pathways Manager Shariel Cassar and Social Services Manager for HVAC Kerry Lee Bird. The winners...

Best Garden in the Village in Aurukun

Competition was fierce in this year's Best Garden in the Village competition in Aurukun, with 19 gardens entered. The winners were: Best Garden - Bob and Lynette Adidi Best Garden Runner-up - Joylene Keppel Most Interesting Garden - Bridgette Yunkaporta...

Mossman Gorge Best Garden Village Winners

Mossman Gorge held its annual Best Garden Village in June. The entries were, as usual, of a very high standard. Fiona Henderson won best garden with Richard and Ronnie Wilson runners up. Kym Missionary won most interesting garden with Cheryl Missionary as...

   Increased knowledge and skills to support home maintenance

   Increased desire to maintain and beautify home and garden

   Healthier outdoor living spaces, which contribute to families’ wellbeing

POP assists by:

  • supporting members to undertake Backyard Blitzes (backyard renovation projects), for which members contribute money and ‘sweat equity’ labour.
  • providing members with information about caring for their gardens and outdoor living spaces through Garden Clubs and Pop-up Visits.
  • supporting DIY home-improvement projects.
Click the brochure to learn more about how Pride of Place can help you create a beautiful outdoor living area.