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Bunjil Place has been revealed as the official name of the Casey Cultural Precinct. The new name and its supporting brand were unveiled at a special sod turning event on 30 March 2015, to celebrate the beginning of construction works for the $125 million project.
City of Casey Mayor Cr Mick Morland said at the event:
‘This project is so exciting to be involved in. This will be Casey’s largest ever infrastructure project, and the first of its kind to be undertaken by local government.
‘I’m delighted we can finally share and acknowledge this project as Bunjil Place from here on.
‘Bunjil Place links us to Casey’s Aboriginal heritage. Bunjil is derived from traditional Aboriginal mythology meaning ‘the eagle’. It is the creator and spiritual leader of the Boon Wurrung people.
‘The story of the Bunjil provides a great link to this new facility and the idea that it will be a gathering place for the community and visitors.
‘Our project architects’ Francis-Jones Morehen Thorpe were also inspired by the Bunjil when they developed the winning design.
‘Council agreed that the historical significance of the name and its close link with the architecture – made it the best name’.
For more information on the launch visit: City of Casey, Bunjil Place