Brick by brick

THe Higginson and Remigo families with their pavers. (Damjan Janevski) 398043_01

Mickleham’s youngest budding artists had the chance to show off their skills as the Merrifield estate celebrated its 10 year anniversary with a brand new park.

Belmore Park, set to open in May, is situated on the corner of Belmore Parade and St Georges Boulevard, and is the sixth park in the area.

The Merrifield Community Pathways competition opened up in August and received more than 100 entries, with the winners being granted the opportunity to leave their mark at the new park.

The challenge set was for residents to design a ‘personalised paver brick’ that will be installed at the entry of Belmore Park, with each household permitted to submit one brick design.

MAB community and stakeholder engagement lead Greg Jacobs said he couldn’t wait for the whole community to see the wonderful work of the residents.

“We’re excited for the community paver project to be unveiled to the Merrifield community when Belmore Park opens in May,” he said.

“The Merrifield Community Pathways project was launched to celebrate our 10-year anniversary and we invited Merrifield residents to put their own personal touch in the design of the next Merrifield park.

“The last 10 years could not have been possible without the strong connections and spirit of the

Merrifield community. These personalised pavers will serve as a testament of the Merrifield pride, leaving a strong community legacy.”

Merrifield is currently home to more than 8000 people and continues to grow in tune with the rest of the outer north.

Gerald Lynch