Despite the many positive aspects of Inala, like the Inala Bushcare group, Maelich acknowledges that the area has a notoriously bad reputation.
“Yes, it has a bad reputation because it is a low socio-economic area, but it is no different than Forest Lake, Durack, or Oxley.
There is so much to love about Inala. It has a diverse cultural population, is close to Ipswich and the CBD, has good infrastructure, and lots of green spaces and wildlife for people to enjoy.”
Maelich and the Inala Bushcare group are just one of the many positive initiatives occurring in the Inala area and they have ambitions of growing.
“We will continue to create more green spaces in order to bring more nature and wildlife to the area. Scientific studies have proven that interacting with nature improves peoples’ mental and physical health.”
“We need nature, but nature doesn’t need us. I encourage people everywhere to get out and enjoy it.”
By Chloe Cufflin
Appendix - ALL images supplied by Inala Bushcare.