Students from St Luke's Catholic College and Marsden Park Public School planted the first of more than a million plants in the 24 hectare parklands Elara, joined by Prue Car MP and Blacktown Council Mayor Tony Bleasdale, Councillor Brad Bunting and the Stockland Project Team.
Following on from the announcement of the brand new parkland and riparian corridors across the Elara community, yesterday was the first day which planting commenced.
To mark this occasion, principals and a handful of students from local schools, St Luke's Catholic College and Marsden Park Public school planted the first plants in the parkland. Joined by MP Prue Car who was also in attendance.
Once complete, it is expected that the parkland will be 24 hectares in size, equivalent to two Hyde Parks!
Check out some of the great images of the planting activity on the day below.