National Rock Garden Trust

The National Rock Garden Trust was established to receive donations for the sole purpose of supporting the National Rock Garden. If you would like to download the information on providing a bequest to the National Rock Garden please click here, alternatively review the following information.

PROVIDE FOR A BEQUEST TO THE NATIONAL ROCK GARDEN IN CANBERRA

Introduction
The purpose of the National Rock Garden (NRG) is to celebrate Australia’s rich geological heritage in a parkland setting within the National Capital, with a permanent display, showcasing the diversity of the rocks and minerals that contribute so significantly to the nation’s landscape, heritage and prosperity.  A detailed description of the NRG is available at www.nationalrockgarden.org.au

Individuals can make a significant contribution to future generations by providing assistance during the creation of the NRG or providing support for the ongoing evolution and maintenance of the NRG.

However, you don’t need to be a geologist or a scientist or a business executive to make this kind of contribution.  By making a bequest to the National Rock Garden, you too have the opportunity to make an enduring contribution to the accomplishment of the purpose of the NRG.  The gift will also honour you, your family or someone close to you, for generations to come.

A bequest may include gifts of the residuary of an estate, a percentage of an estate, a specific sum of money or a particular asset such as real estate, a work of art or a parcel of shares.  No matter what form it takes, a bequest advances the learning and discovery of Australian students, their family members and overseas visitors – those who are here today, and those who will be here 100 years from now.

Draft Bequest Wording
A will is a very personal statement. We strongly recommend that you consult with your legal adviser before drafting a new will or updating an existing one.  We suggest that the wording below be used to indicate your intention to make a general or a targeted bequest to the National Rock Garden.  Should you require specific assistance with endowment language, please call (02) 9290 2194.

General Purposes Bequest:
“I give [insert dollar amount or % of my residuary estate] to The National Rock Garden Trust, ABN: 41 345 443 328, care of Suite 61, 104 Bathurst Street, Sydney, NSW 2000, for the general purposes of the NRG and I direct that the receipt of the Secretary or Public Officer for the time being of the National Rock Garden Trust is an absolute discharge to my executors.”

Specific Purpose Bequest – NRG Rock Specimen:
“I give [insert dollar amount or % of my residuary estate] to The National Rock Garden Trust, ABN: 41 345 443 328, care of Suite 61, 104 Bathurst Street, Sydney, NSW 2000, 553  to locate, transport and set in place one or more specific large rock specimens within the NRG (“Purpose”) and I direct that the receipt of the Secretary or Public Officer for the time being of the National Rock Garden Trust is an absolute discharge to my executors.

Specific Purpose Bequest – NRG Education, Publicity and Promotion:
“I give [insert dollar amount or % of my residuary estate] to The National Rock Garden Trust, ABN: 41 345 443 328, care of Suite 61, 104 Bathurst Street, Sydney, NSW 2000, for the promotion of the educational goals of the NRG, the compilation of descriptions of the rock specimens and production of electronic listening devices for use by visitors to the NRG (“Purpose”) and I direct that the receipt of the Secretary or Public Officer for the time being of the National Rock Garden Trust is an absolute discharge to my executors.”

Recognition of Bequest (TBC)
A bequest will be recognised appropriately by the directors of the National Rock Garden.

Published 5th November 2014.