Sweet family fun is on the menu when Stockland’s Highlands community at Craigieburn launches the highly anticipated 1.5 hectare Sustainable Park on Saturday, April 27 with a free party for young and old.
Running from 10am to midday, the celebration will feature an ice-cream van scooping out 300 free serves to those attending, as well as free face painting, live music and a sustainable craft workshop.
The centrepiece of Sustainable Park is an innovative new playground made with a range of reused construction materials including rocks, reclaimed house bricks and concrete pipes and pillars.
Albert Weddell, Senior Development Manager at Stockland, said Sustainable Park offered a variety of ways for children to play and a chance for families to enjoy the space together.
“We are proud to have created a fun family destination using creative recycling methods and I encourage families from around the region to join us at the opening celebrations,” Mr Weddell said.
“Sustainable Park is a testament to Stockland’s commitment to building sustainable communities with a focus on active and healthy lifestyles.”
Children will be able to explore The Nest - a spiral staircase tower clad in sticks collected within Highlands - as well as carved logs, tree sculptures and musical instruments. They can crawl through large pipe tunnels underneath bridged walkways and take a turn on the slides and swings.
Parents haven’t been forgotten with comfortable seating to be found, ample nearby shaded areas and there is plenty of open space for ball games and picnicking.
Located on Sustainable Drive, Sustainable Park will also feature an O fountain. The water refill fountain, which doubles as a sculpture, aims to encourage park users to conserve water by using reusable bottles and pop-up dog bowls.
Local artists were invited to submit their designs for the artwork on the fountain as part of a joint project between Stockland, the Hume City Council and the O initiative.
The winner, Hijabee Art, was selected by members of the community, who voted from a selection of shortlisted artists.
In total, Highlands offers more than 150 hectares of open spaces and parkland, and a network of walking and cycling tracks, connecting the community to an array of local destinations including Golden Sun Moth Park, Volcano Park, Malcolm Creek Regional Park and Highlands Lake.
The masterplanned community also features a $6 million medical centre, six activity centres, six primary and secondary schools, childcare and library facilities plus an array of sporting facilities nearby.
Home sites currently available at Highlands are priced from $213,000 to $479,000 with lots ranging from 213 square metres to 713 square metres.
To find out more about Highlands, visit the Sales and Information Centre at 1 North Shore Drive in Craigieburn, call 13 LAND (13 5263) or go to www.stockland.com.au/highlands. You can also follow the community on Facebook at www.facebook.com/highlandscraigieburn.