More than 300 Lakeside Pakenham residents and locals celebrated the community’s tenth birthday yesterday Sunday 10 April with Cardinia Shire Mayor Cr George Blenkhorn helping to cut the tenth birthday cake.
Local Member Edward O’Donohue and Cr Colin Ross from the Cardinia Shire Council, also joined the Lakeside Community Development Forum and Delfin Lend Lease as they celebrated with free activities, entertainment, giveaways from local businesses and a free sausage sizzle.
Lend Lease Project Director Sharon Coates said it was great to see so many residents and businesses celebrating the milestones of their community.
“The birthday party was a great way for us to commemorate how far we have come over the past ten years with residents, contractors, past and present employees and locals turning out for the celebrations,” Ms Coates said.
“We were also pleased to officially open the new one hectare village park in Devonia Park, another great community facility to add to the array of choice for our residents and locals.
“Thank you to Mayor George Blenkhorn, Cr Colin Ross and Edward O’Donohue for helping us celebrate and Kathy Burgstahler, Lakeside Community Development Forum Chairperson, for running our great birthday event.”
The collaboration between Delfin Lend Lease, Cardinia Shire Council and the LCDF illustrates the strong community that has been built at Lakeside Pakenham over the last decade, and the surety that once Delfin Lend Lease exits the project in 2012, that Lakeside Pakenham will continue to be the same vibrant and successful community that it is today.
The 276-hectare Lakeside community looks forward to the completion of the Cardinia Road train station and the 10,000m2 Lakeside Square Town Centre in 2013. Lakeside Square will complement the extensive array of shops, services amenity that already exist at Lakeside.
The 2008 UDIA award-winning Lakeside Pakenham is being developed by Delfin Lend Lease, Australia’s largest developer of masterplanned communities, with 26 projects nationally.