Following a review of Council’s Festivals program, residents can look forward to the addition of a North Ward event from this October.
Kingston Mayor Georgina Oxley said that Council resolved to bring an annual event to Clayton South, at the March Council Meeting.
From 2019–2020, Kingston’s Annual Festival’s Program will feature:
- Carols by Kingston at Bicentennial Park in Chelsea
- The Australia Day breakfast and citizenship ceremony at Kingston City Hall in Moorabbin
- The Mordialloc Food, Wine and Music Festival at Peter Scullin Reserve in Mordialloc
- Pets Expo at Kingston Heath Reserve in Cheltenham
- The Kingston Charitable Fund gift giving ceremony
- Volunteer Appreciation event, at various locations, and
- A North Ward event, to be held at Keeley Park in Clayton South
“The introduction of a new event in the North Ward is a great outcome for the community after Council was forced to make an extremely tough decision in 2018, to retire the Globe to Globe and Harvest Festivals to help pay for the rising cost of recycling,” said Cr Oxley.
Keeley Park has been chosen as the location of this new event for several reasons: it is a busy and well-utilised park, it offers a beautiful backdrop for a community event, has access to water, toilets, is located near Jackson Green where hundreds of new residents now live and features a new regional grade playground, which families can enjoy during the event.
“We can’t wait to bring this annual event into the North Ward and have allocated $125,000 in the budget to make it happen,” said Oxley. “Council will hold a community consultation to find out what residents would like to see as a part of this new local event.”
To participate in the North Ward event consultation, keep an eye out for the community consultation which will soon be made available at www.yourkingstonyoursay.com.au