The word ‘Boroondara’ is from the Indigenous Woiwurrung language, meaning 'where the ground is thickly shaded'. What a wonderfully apt word to describe our leafy community.

This week we are celebrating NAIDOC (National Aboriginal and Islander Day of Celebration) week, which runs from the 2 to 9 July. I’m pleased that this important week has coincided with the opening of the Wurundjeri Heritage Trail, located within Chandler Park wetlands in Kew.

This beautiful trail winds along a leafy portion of the Yarra River and was developed through an ongoing partnership between the Wurundjeri Council and the City of Boroondara and showcases the culture and rich history of the area.

For over two years, our Parks and Garden department has been working closely with the Wurundjeri Council to create this trail, selecting appropriate plants and developing signage. I encourage you to head down to Chandler Park wetlands and experience this very special space.

The Trail now joins our other significant cultural places, including the Wurundjeri Garden on Glan Avon Road in Hawthorn and the Canoe tree monument on Bowyer Avenue in Kew.

And be sure to drop into one of our libraries, where there are special NAIDOC week displays to be enjoyed.  

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