NEWS & EVENTS
STATE GOVERNMENT COMMITMENT TO GREENING THE PIPELINE
Exciting news! Funding has been pledged to extend Greening the Pipeline between Lawrie Emmins Reserve and Skeleton Creek.
HEART FOUNDATION & CRC CASE STUDIES
INTERNATIONAL PARKS & LEISURE CONGRESS TOUR
Co-hosted by World Urban Parks and Parks and Leisure Australia, FUTURE of SPACES and PLACES in CITIES addressed the impact urban growth and density has on our parks, leisure and sport globally and how we as an industry can respond to ensure our open spaces are protected and our lifestyles enhanced.
In October 2018, we hosted interstate visitors to our Pilot Park as part of the conference. We showed off the great work in transforming this section of the MOS into a community open space.
PICK MY PROJECT SUCCESS – TRAIL OF LIGHTS
As part of the State Government’s Pick My Project funding initiative, the ‘Trail of Lights‘ project was successful. The ‘Trail of Lights’ will be a lantern festival along the Main Outfall Sewer/Federation Trail reserve and nearby wetlands.
Congratulations to the Williams Landing Estate Residents’ Association for their support.
Watch this space for further information.
ZONE 5 MASTER PLANNING
The next big stage of Greening the Pipeline is a master plan of the reserve between Lawrie Emmins and Skeleton Creek. This section is approximately 4km. We have engaged a consultant to design this master plan, and we will collaborate with the community and our stakeholders.
TRIAL COMMUNITY GARDEN LAUNCHED
Community garden next to the Pilot Park was launched on Labour Day holiday 2018. It was a great day out with locals lending a hand. The community garden was initiated and run by the Williams Landing Residents Action Group, and supported by Wyndham City Council.
GTP presents at WSUD 2018 & Hydropolis 2018
We presented Greening the Pipeline at a conference in Perth with the theme of “Big picture thinking in Creating Water Sensitive Communities”. Our project is certainly a big picture one. 27km long! We showcased the project and its opportunities in transforming a 19th century asset into a new use that will contribute to a 21st century water sensitive city.
FINALIST AT VICTORIAN WATER AWARDS 2017
Our Pilot Park was a finalist at the VWA Awards for its stormwater capture, treatment and reuse, which provides sustainable irrigation for the newly created green open space. Repurposing a 19th century asset to fit the needs of a 21st century community. We were proud to represent the many people/teams involved in this project.
SHARING KNOWLEDGE AT THE PILOT PARK
We have hosted numerous site visits at the Pilot Park to share our learnings with the industry and the community.
• Bangkok Municipal association and Tianjin Government Leaders program through the UN Global Compact Cities program
• Ecocity Global Summit
• China’s Ministry of Housing & Urban Renewal Development
• Truganina South Primary School students
YOUR FEEDBACK FROM THE LAUNCH
Thank you to everyone who provided their feedback on our Greening the Pipeline initiative during the launch of the Pilot Park on the 29th April 2017. There were some wonderfully unique and interesting ideas that sparked our excitement behind the scenes! Your ideas have been compiled in this image.
PILOT PARK LAUNCHED
Welcome to Greening the Pipeline’s first park. Construction of the park commenced in December 2016, and the community launch event was held on 29th April 2017. Around 300 people enjoyed the event with live entertainment, BBQ, face painting and kids activities.