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Stockland has launched a 22-metre-long mural of Australian sporting legend and former world number one player, Lleyton Hewitt, on a tennis hit-up wall at the recently opened Highline Park at Stockland Grandview in Truganina, in Melbourne’s north west.
Melbourne artist Paink was commissioned to create the mural which features two portraits of Lleyton Hewitt.
Stockland Development Director, Jackie Kent said the hit-up wall provides a dedicated space for tennis enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels to practise and enjoy the sport.
“Recreational spaces like this encourage residents and the local community to lead an active and healthy lifestyle. We’re excited to incorporate the talent and legacy of Lleyton Hewitt to Stockland Grandview, which I’m sure will inspire a new generation of tennis players,” Ms Kent said.
“The hit-up wall is a timely addition to the community with the Australian Open just around the corner, and we look forward to seeing families make great use of Highline Park this summer.”
Located on the corner of Highline Boulevard and Altezze Drive, Highline Park also includes a large, grassed area, a playground with a 10-metre-tall tower, and Stockland Grandview’s first multi-use sports court.
Artist Paink said the mural took approximately 100 hours to complete and was painted across 12 days.
“It was an honour to be part of this project. Lleyton is an Australian icon and I wanted to capture his energy and celebrate his remarkable career,” Paink said.
Melton City Council Mayor, Councillor Kathy Majdlik commended Stockland for its ongoing effort to enhance community life.
“We applaud Stockland for their commitment to community engagement and the development of facilities that enhance the quality of life for residents. The mural is a fantastic addition, inspiring locals to stay active and healthy,” Councillor Majdlik said.
Stockland is a strong supporter of tennis in our communities, and is the sponsor of the Stockland Melbourne Wheelchair Open, hosted at the Hume Tennis and Community Centre in Stockland Highlands in Craigieburn, around 40 kilometres north of Melbourne’s CBD.
The Australian Wheelchair Summer Series, which began on 8 January 2024 through to 19 January 2024, includes tournaments which are qualifying events for the Paris 2024 Paralympic games.
Stockland Grandview is in Truganina, just 28 kilometres from Melbourne’s CBD and will eventually include homes for more than 1,700 families.
More information on Stockland Grandview can be found here.