Big weekend out

Musical entertainment, arts and craft activities, food vans and coffee will be on offer (Unsplash).

Hume residents are encouraged to attend Sunbury’s Jacksons Hill on the weekend, with council hosting a range of activities to engage community members about the community, arts and culture precinct project.

Have Fun on the Hill will run from October 28 to 29, and will be a chance for the community to enjoy time together, while learning about council’s plans for the heritage-listed building 22.

It comes ahead of the community consultation period regarding development of a community arts and cultural precinct at Jacksons Hill, which is part of the state government’s plan to revitalise the area.

Mayor Joseph Haweil said the precinct will be a fantastic addition to the Sunbury and surrounding communities.

“We are pleased the state government has recognised the need to revitalise Jacksons Hill for both new and established residents,” he said.

“Particularly with a thriving arts and culture precinct that they have supported us to begin at the site of Building 22.

“I hope people come along to Have Fun on the Hill and learn all about how we plan for Jacksons Hill to come alive with arts and culture.”

The partnership includes council’s commitment of $5.5 million backed by $3 million from the state government.

The weekend of free community events begins with a walk for mental health on Saturday, October 28, taking participants to Building 22.

This building was once the Female Refractory Ward and will ultimately be the site for stage one of the Hill’s revitalisation.

Musical entertainment, arts and craft activities, food vans and coffee will be on offer, with community events taking place across the weekend. It will conclude with a free community fun day on Sunday, October 29.