Wurundjeri Walk is Thirty Years Old in 2018
October 2018 marks the 30th anniversary of the first community planting held in Wurundjeri Walk (then known as the ‘Blackburn South Recreation Trail’).
At the first planting activity in 1988 two hundred local residents and supporters from neighbouring bushland reserves planted more than 1,000 trees and shrubs on Fulton Reserve in Blackburn South (now known as the Wurundjeri Walk Wetlands). This was the first major community planting activity on the ex-Healesville Freeway land in the City of Nunawading.
Since that day on the 28th October 1988 the park has developed into a major bushland park, much-loved and utilised by the local community. This has occurred with a positive and continuing collaborative relationship between our local council, an active community advisory committee and a vibrant Friends group.
To mark this occasion the Wurundjeri Walk Advisory Committee is organising a30-year anniversary celebration to be held in the park in Spring 2018.
A history of the park, authored by inaugural advisory committee member David Berry, will be launched on the day.
Watch this space for further details as they come to hand.
Wurundjeri Walk Naming Day 12 April 1992