Wurundjeri Walk is Thirty Years Old in 2018
To mark this occasion the Wurundjeri Walk Advisory Committee is organising a 30th Anniversary Celebration to be held in the park at the end of Orchard Grove from 12 noon to 4pm on Sunday 18 November 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.
A history of the park, authored by inaugural advisory committee member David Berry, will be launched on the day.
Take a look at the new History of Wurundjeri Walk website.
Read our 30th Anniversary Invitation for more information about the celebrations.