City of Melville Celebrates Golden Anniversary

12 April 2018

The City of Melville is celebrating its 50th Year Anniversary in 2018.

In recognition of 50 years since the Shire of Melville officially became a City in 1968, the City of Melville is hosting two special events to celebrate its golden anniversary on Thursday, 3 May 2018. 

Celebrations will commence with City of Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey planting the first of 50 trees at Piney Lakes Reserve at 8.00am. 

“The City’s continued focus on creating a clean and green community has been reinforced with the recently adopted Urban Forest Strategy,” Mayor Aubrey said.

 “Our commitment to maintaining tree canopy coverage is strengthened as we plant 50 trees to celebrate 50 years of our City.”

In the afternoon of 3 May, the City will host a 50th Birthday party in the Main Hall of the Civic Centre, 10 Almondbury Road from 3.00pm to 5.00pm where Elected Members, residents, local businesses, schools and staff are invited to share Melville memories over cup of tea and a slice of birthday cake.

 “It provides an opportunity to come together as a City and share an afternoon of delicious food and enjoy each other’s company in celebration of the 50th milestone,” Mayor Aubrey said. 

Wireless Hill Museum presents their latest exhibition ’50 Objects for 50 Years’ taking visitors on a trip down memory lane, with a variety of memorabilia and stories from across the City over the last 50 years. 

Mayor Aubrey describes the exhibition held at the iconic Wireless Hill Museum as a truly special display.

“The exhibition provides a rich tapestry of memories into the past 50 years that we hope will provide inspiration for visitors to reflect, and perhaps share their own stories.” Mayor Aubrey said.

ART IN PLACE, commissioned by the City of Melville will bring a new temporary public artwork to a significant site within our City to commemorate and celebrate our 50th anniversary. 

The location of the light installation is soon to be released and will be displayed nightly between Thursday, 21 June to Sunday, 24 June 2018.

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