Pridham Plaza’s new social hub a big hit with locals

December 17, 2017 by  

Pridham Plaza, which draws shoppers from Flemington, Essendon and surrounding areas, is boasting a brand new look thanks to a recent upgrade.

Mayor of Moonee Valley John Sipek said the project involved extensive works that literally transformed the Plaza into a social activity hub.

“This upgrade has brought the plaza to life, making it a vibrant and safe space for our community to enjoy.”

Cr Sipek said the final result has incorporated everything requested by the community plus more.

The upgrade included a range of seating options, free Wi fi, space for small gatherings and events, bluestone paving, bike parking, drinking fountain, colourful garden beds, bike repair station, youth art project and community notice pole. Printing services have also delivered a wayfinding sign.

Artist Majed Fayed, who was responsible for the new local youth artwork in Pridham Plaza, said the project gave him an opportunity to give all nationalities a voice through his artistic work while also bringing it into a free space for the pubic to enjoy.

The plaza upgrade, which involved extensive consultation with community members and business owners, has been met with overwhelmingly positive feedback from the wider community, according to Planning and Environment Portfolio holder Cr Nicole Marshall:

“Public spaces like this are not only vital for our community, but also attract shoppers and diners to the area and boost our local economy.”