Issued Wednesday 1 November 2017
Narre Warren was abuzz for the official public opening of Bunjil Place on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 October as visitors flocked to the precinct to explore what Victoria’s newest entertainment and arts destination has to offer.
With Melbourne’s tastiest food trucks in town and some of the best entertainment on offer including Nick Jr’s PAW Patrol, DreamWorks Trolls and comedians Peter Helliar, Charlie Pickering, Claire Hooper and Tegan Higginbotham, Bunjil Place was a hive of activity during the Opening Festival.
City of Casey Mayor Cr Sam Aziz said he was thrilled with the turnout during the opening weekend and thanked the community for joining in the celebrations.
“The Opening Festival was a great success with thousands of people flocking to Bunjil Place for its official public opening and vibrant event,” he said.
“The entertainment, activities and programs on offer were second to none and ensured that everyone who took part really enjoyed the precinct to its full potential.
“I firmly believe that Bunjil Place will become the centerpiece of the south-eastern suburbs, enriching and enlivening visitors and the community.
“If the success of the opening weekend is anything to judge by, I know the future of Bunjil Place is bright! It will provide so many exciting opportunities and the best part is, people no longer need to travel into the city because the finest art, culture and entertainment now exists in our backyard.
“The Opening Festival was just a taste of what’s to come so I encourage everyone to visit Bunjil Place and stay up-to-date with all its happenings by visiting the website and Facebook page,” added Cr Aziz.
Bunjil Place was officially opened by the Mayor Cr Sam Aziz and Federal Member for La Trobe Jason Wood.
The construction of Bunjil Place is funded by the Australian Government ($10 million) and the City of Casey ($115 million).