When STEP was first offered a site at the International Arboretum, there were three possible blocks to choose, Block 100. 101 and 102.
After receiving advice, from John Nightingale, a well known Canberra horticulturalist and landscape designer, we selected the Block 100, for stage 1, being very happy to take his excellent advice. John drafted a report comparing the three sites and recommended that the Committee select Block 100 for the first stage of the STEP project. This became the basis for our discussions with the Executive Director for the Arboretum Project in 2007.
STEP would like to take this opportunity to thank John for giving us the wisdom of experience. We count ourselves very fortunate to have his advice.