Drumroll please … after much anticipation the City of Casey is excited to announce that Bunjil Place will be opened for the community to enjoy this October!

With the project nearing completion, Council is thrilled to share the news that Casey’s new home of entertainment will open to the public for the first time with a weekend of celebrations on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 October 2017. 

City of Casey Mayor Cr Sam Aziz encouraged residents to put the date in their diary and get ready to join in the opening celebrations. 

“After many years of planning and construction, we are incredibly excited that we now have a date to welcome the first visitors to this vibrant entertainment precinct,” he said. 

“Bunjil Place will be an enlivening destination, providing experiences that will instil a sense of enjoyment, wonder, discovery and belonging in visitors. 

“With such a diverse and unprecedented mix of facilities, Bunjil Place will offer enriching experiences for all visitors and you will be able to choose how you want to enjoy this remarkable new community space.

“You might like to celebrate at one our vibrant outdoor events in the community plaza, enjoy live performances in the 800-seat theatre or studio space, explore new and colourful exhibitions in the gallery or take some time out in the modern library.”

Following the official community opening celebrations on 28-29 October, both Council and the Narre Warren Library will open at Bunjil Place from Monday 30 October 2017.  

There will be no break in Council services during the transition, with business operating from the existing Civic Centre up until Friday 27 October and then Council will be ready to serve customers at Bunjil Place on Monday 30 October. All online, outreach and other locally based services will be available as per-usual.

Cr Aziz said Council will soon share further details on what’s planned for the opening celebrations and the program of events, shows, exhibitions and more which will enliven the precinct year round. 

“As the south-east's new heart of entertainment, Bunjil Place will be home to vibrant outdoor events, interactive art, live gigs and performances for you to make the most of,” he said.

“With the opening now imminent, I hope you’re all as excited as I am to step foot inside in the near future and experience all Bunjil Place has to offer.”

To keep up-to-date with what’s planned for the opening celebrations and all the latest news on Bunjil Place, sign up to the e-newsletter at www.bunjilplace.com.au. 

The construction of Bunjil Place is funded by the Australian Government ($10 million) and the City of Casey ($115 million).

Image caption: Federal Member for La Trobe Jason Wood MP and City of Casey Mayor Cr Sam Aziz tour the Bunjil Place site to announce the opening date for the entertainment precinct.