Celebrate the opening of River Gum Parklands

August 24, 2018 by  

City of Casey Council will be holding an official opening ceremony of the River Gum Parklands on Saturday 17th September at River Gum Reserve on Hallam Rd for residents of Hampton Park and surrounding suburbs such as Narre Warren and Cranbourne. The Parkland along River Gum Creek has received significant investment and upgrading from the Council. Nearly $800,000 has been spent rehabilitating the area, which previously included a quarry and landfill site. The creek has been re-aligned and paths, bridges and boardwalks have been created. A new playground has been installed, with play equipment, seating and shelter.

The creek is a Melbourne Water Wetland in the Dandenong Catchment and over the last few years the Port Phillip and Westernport Catchment Management Authority have held community planting days to improve the wetland environment. The area attracts birds such as swans, ducks, ibis, cormorants, stilts, wattlebirds and many others. Birdwatchers from Birdlife Melbourne have been surveying the site since 2007.

The opening celebrations will begin at 11am and everyone is invited to come along and enjoy a free sausage sizzle. There will be balloons and face painting for the kids and some Pokemon lures will also be dropped to encourage visitors to explore the Parklands.

Organisers of events such as this often use banner printing to alert the local community and passers-by to what is happening.