As far as cities go, Melbourne and its suburbs have a lot to offer anyone looking at local real estate. However, like all great destinations, Melbourne must also continue to develop and enhance its public spaces for residents to enjoy for years to come.
In an ongoing effort to beautify some of the city’s neglected spaces, a number of Melbourne sites are set to undergo urban makeovers. Among them is Enterprize Park in Northbank, a place which marks a significant landmark in the city’s history.
The grounds of Enterprize Park are special for a number of reasons. The Park marks the spot where the ship Enterprize first arrived on August 30, 1853 – starting the settlement which would one day become Melbourne.
As the grounds are also the ancestral lands of the Boonwurrung and Woiwurrung people of the Kulin, the park is a place of significance to the local Aboriginal population.
Furthermore, Enterprize Park is also the site for the Scar Project, an installation crafted by Indigenous artists to represent scar trees, traditionally a signpost of a community’s territory.
As reported by the Herald Sun, $450,000 will go into the Enterprize Park revitalisation as part of a wider upgrade scheme for the north bank of the Yarra River. Upgrades to the park will include landscaping work as well as additional lighting to improve park safety.
“If you look at it now … there’s no sense that it’s a park as we understand it,” Lord Mayor Robert Doyle told the Herald Sun.
“You need to make it accessible to people and it has to be a place where people want to linger and not just rush through.”
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