Community party on the cards for Beeliar’s birthday

Locals will celebrate Beeliar's 25th birthday with a party on October 26. Photo: Jon Hewson. d487514 communitypix.com.au
Locals will celebrate Beeliar's 25th birthday with a party on October 26. Photo: Jon Hewson. d487514 communitypix.com.au

BEELIAR is turning 25 years old and the whole community is invited to celebrate.

Carved out of what had been the southern portion of Yangebup, Beeliar was named after Beeliar Boodjar, the Indigenous name for the City of Cockburn and the land of the Beeliar Nyungar.

Beeliar Community Voice will celebrate the suburb’s 25th anniversary with a party, complete with face painters, inflatables, photobooth, food trucks, children’s activities and entertainment from Circus WA and the Bindjareb Middars Dancers.

Beeliar Community Voice president Wendy Campbell said they also had the Beeliar Community Centre mural repainted by artist Jack Brommell, and this would be unveiled at the start of the event.

“The BCV team see the 25th birthday of Beeliar as being an exciting opportunity to bring the community together to celebrate the growth of the area, the diversity of all those who reside in Beeliar and to engage with neighbours as we get together and celebrate our connections,” she said.

“The party is a free event for residents to celebrate their community with neighbours, it has everything that a great party can offer and a beautiful space to do it in.”

The event is sponsored through the Alcoa Cockburn Community Fund and Alcoa Kwinana community relations officer Scott Hansen said they were please to partner with the City of Cockburn to help community organisations like Beeliar Community Voice access the funding needed to hold events like this.

The Beeliar Big Birthday Bash will be held at Beeliar Reserve from 5pm to 8pm, October 26.