City of Nedlands host Party in the Park for 60th anniversary

City of Nedlands host Party in the Park for 60th anniversary

NEDLANDS turns 60 this month, and to celebrate the milestone, the City will bring music, food and fun to Party in the Park.

Paul Hasluck Reserve will be home to Party in the Park on March 31, with the event set to attract up to 2000 people.

Food trucks, live music and kids activities will jet off from 4pm to 7pm and Perth’s Little Belle will take to the stage from 5.45pm to 7pm – a six person band described as suave and sophisticated with a sassy edge.

Mayor Max Hipkins said that while the official anniversary is in July, the free event was being held a few months earlier to ensure good weather.

“On 1 July, 1959, Nedlands became the fourth city to be declared in Western Australia, after it was previously known as the Municipality of Nedlands and, before then, the Nedlands Road Board,” he said.

“Since then, the City has grown and prospered, survived amalgamation attempts, retained its traditional character and has become a thriving community of more than 21,000 residents.”

Mr Hipkins said the City has been an integral part of the western suburbs for six decades.

“There’s been a lot happening on the foreshores – some have been created into parks we are now standing on and we’re in the process of redeveloping the Tawarri Reception Centre rooms,” he said.

“We have the Jo Wheatley All Abilities Play Space that opened last year and proved a great success and has pulled people in from all over the region.

“We also have other developments including Swanbourne Hospital which has been converted into up market aged care accommodation and Sunset Hospital has been redeveloped into an Arts centre.”

For event information go to https://bit.ly/2TxCDm2