Time capsule to be opened in 2049
- Central Park will feature green lawns, gym equipment, children’s playground and more
- Artwork throughout the park co-designed by residents
- Time capsule filled with residents’ special items to be opened in 30 years
SYDNEY, 4 NOVEMBER 2019
Blacktown City Mayor Tony Bleasdale OAM, Frasers Property Australia Development Director Ray Baksmati and Fairwater residents celebrated the beginning of construction of the community’s new Central Park today, with an Indigenous smoking ceremony from Darug Elder, Uncle Lex, and the burial of a time capsule marking the grand occasion.
Fairwater’s Central Park is due to open mid-2020 and will be a central hub for residents, with space to play ball games, picnic shelters, a children’s playground and outdoor fitness stations. The park will also feature a series of sculptures where residents were involved in shaping their design, a boardwalk over wetlands, walking paths and bike tracks.
As part of the ground breaking ceremony today, residents buried a time capsule filled with items that are dear to them. In the time capsule, to be opened in 2049, was the Fairwater community cookbook, Frasers Property Live Proud magazine, a signed construction helmet from the site team, and a collection of photos from Fairwater community events.
Ray Baksmati, Development Director, Frasers Property Australia says Fairwater’s Central Park was always envisioned as a prominent feature of the Fairwater masterplan.
“The turning of the first sod for the new Central Park is a significant milestone at Fairwater, as the community continues to take shape,” Mr Baksmati says.
“We have worked hard to build a vibrant and connected community that balances modern urban living with a relaxed, peaceful and natural environment. A beautifully crafted and inviting Central Park is one of the ways we can facilitate connections between residents and with the natural beauty of the site.
“Central Park will be the ideal place where residents can meet with family, friends or neighbours for a picnic while the kids explore the play equipment,” Mr Baksmati says.
The Fairwater masterplanned community is being developed by Frasers Property on the site of the former Ashlar Golf Course less than 1km from the Blacktown CBD.
Blacktown City Mayor Tony Bleasdale OAM said Central Park will be a wonderful asset for Blacktown.
“The open spaces of Central Park will provide a physical reminder of Fairwater’s golf course heritage.
“The parklands will be a place where families and friends can relax, exercise and enjoy the natural surroundings.
“Frasers Property is to be congratulated for incorporating Central Park into the Fairwater development and for involving the Fairwater community in much of the design work,” Mayor Bleasdale said.
Fairwater residents were involved in designing the artwork that will feature throughout the park.
Resident Kevin Crider says the new park will be a beautifully designed green space and become a hub of activity proudly displaying wonderful artwork tastefully blended into nature.
“The artwork has been a collaborative effort between the residents and two brilliant artists. The residents’ committee played a key role in deciding the type and location of art design and we were delighted to do so,” Mr Crider says.
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