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Four Oaks Ward news

Cr Crestani & Cr Gilic

It's summer in Four Oaks, and we have much to reflect and anticipate.  The raucous blend of sports finals and sod turnings lends itself to a community alive and well. 

Jack Thomas Reserve in Fox Road, Narre Warren North this time saw the mud slinging through a positive light, with the official sod turning event for the jointly funded $3 million pavilion redevelopment project, attended by The Honourable Luke Donnellan and led by our then Mayor Geoff Ablett.

Cr Ablett also graciously ‘cut the ribbon’ for the stunning architecturally designed Sydney Parkinson Tennis Pavilion in Endeavour Hills days later.

Then two weeks later, we ecstatically welcomed the Casey and State Government joint announcement of Stage 2 of the Endeavour Hills Town Square, which will see a stunning designed gardens and embedded skate park.

Councillors Rosalie Crestani and Milla Gilic, with Cr Geoff Ablett, Narre Warren North Luke Donnellan MP and members of the Berwick City Soccer Club celebrate the start of works on the new pavilion at Jack Thomas Reserve.
Councillors Milla Gilic and Rosalie Crestani join Cr Geoff Ablett and Cr Susan Serey and Narre Warren North Luke Donnellan MP at the Stage 2 of the Endeavour Hills Town Square funding announcement.

The Endeavour Hills Men’s Shed backed with a force of 1,265 voices, presented a petition on the very soil on which they wish to plant their flag, Sydney Pargeter Reserve. 

Cr Crestani with members of the Endeavour Hills Men’s Shed.

Congratulations to all 15 finalists of the Casey Biodiversity Photo Comp, including Endeavour Hills resident Janelle Brivens, who captured a furry Frog Hollow family.

Cr Crestani with Endeavour Hills resident Janelle Brivens and her photo.

Congratulations to a young Lysterfield South resident, Liam Henderson who was formally thanked in Council for his efforts in fundraising for injured kangaroos.

Cr Crestani presenting Liam Henderson with a certificate at a Council Meeting.

Charity Walk and Pacific Islands Festival

We’d like to promote a great community event - the Charity Walk and Pacific Islands Festival - coming up next year on Saturday 2 March 2019 at Lysterfield Lake Park, Narre Warren North.

The event will begin with a Charity Walk to raise funds to support Women's Federation for World Peace (WFWP) Humanitarian Projects in the Islands of the Pacific, followed by the Festival. Enjoy Island culture through traditional food stalls, arts and crafts, Island dancers and entertainment.

Projects supported: 

  • Pacific Island Scholarships provide university education to young Island women, and empower them as leaders within their community.
  • Shipment of sewing machines to Samoa to develop Sewing Centres, providing women an opportunity to gain skills and support their families economically.
  • Building new classrooms at the New Hope Academy in Honiara, Solomon Islands. Established as a kindergarten in 2010; it is now expanding into a primary school.

The Women's Federation for World Peace is a not-for-profit volunteer organisation, a registered charity, and an International NGO. Register for Charity walk and Festival.

The 2018 Charity Walk was a great success.

Make sure you visit the two community-led Four Oaks Christmas Carols in Endeavour Hills and in Narre Warren North, and the amazing Christmas Tree and stunning Nativity Scene at the Bunjil Place Plaza.

Four Oaks has been truly blessed in so many ways. We hope you enjoy this Christmas season and safely welcome in 2019.

Finally, as we always do, we share with you a scripture.

Isaiah 9:6

"For unto us a Child is born,

Unto us a Son is given;

And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called

Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,

Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace."

Merry Christmas and god bless the City of Casey, from Cr Milla Gilic and Cr Rosalie Crestani, your Four Oaks Ward Casey Councillors.