Planting day helps prepare for launch of Derrimut Weelam Gathering Place
22 September 2017
The Kingston Koorie Mob help plant almost 1000 shrubs and trees last week to help prepare for the official launch of the Derrimut Weelam Gathering Place.
Students from the Koorie Mob, which is led by Parkdale Secondary College in partnership with other schools, rolled up their sleeves to take part in a community planting day to finalise landscaping at the site.
Kingston Mayor David Eden said the new Aboriginal Gathering Place is a culturally safe environment for Aboriginal people to gather, meet and to establish a connection to each other and local culture.
“This will be a great space where the Kingston Koorie Mob can meet together to learn about and celebrate their cultural heritage,” Cr Eden said.
“It will also help the broader Kingston community to learn more about Aboriginal culture and heritage,”
The Derrimut Weelam Gathering Place, which is located in the new Mordialloc Life Saving Club, will be officially launched on Tuesday 10 October 2017 10.30am – 12.30pm.
The community is invited to the launch, which will include arts and craft activities and morning tea.