Many locals gathered at Waterlily Park on a finally sunny Sunday, 18 March to celebrate project progress and community spirit.

Ocean Shores Public School students ran many activities on the day, including cake, face painting and crazy hair stalls. These stalls raised $335 on the day! Games and bubbles took place at the shady area of the lake and a successful treasure hunt attracted kids and adults alike.

Other activities included – Brunswick Heads Firies and their big truck, Performances by Ocean Shores Public School Choir and Bollywood Sisters, Dances by Omri and Amir, Music by Jaz from North Coast Events, and Great food by Gunter’s Flammkuchen.

Speeches part consisted of many surprises. Tom Naulty, a local and committee member, shared his enthusiasm to join the committee. Tamara Smith MP Ballina congratulated the community for completing stage 2 of the project, the picnic area, $50K funded by Community Building Partnership scheme. Ben Franklin MLC, announced a successful NSW Government grant (Stronger Country Communities) of $418,608 that Byron Shire Council applied for with Waterlily Playscape Committee. Heather Cambridge from ALR Committee announced $4K funds raised from Bruns Housie‘s activity over summer holidays. Ocean Shores Public School Captains, Evie and Kai gave a glimpse to how important Waterlily Park is for Ocean Shores kids. Councillor Alan Hunter congratulated the community and Mayor Simon Richardson for the great progress and achievements.

Thank you Thank you Thank you
to so many people and organisations involved in running the day and generally supporting Waterlily Playscape.

Thank you Byron Shire Council, mayor and especially the Open Space team, Ocean Shores Public School, school Choir and amazing Sonia Woods, Brunswick Heads Firefighters, ALR, Jaz from North Coast Events, Gunter from Flammkuchen, Zerina Millard and the Bollywood Sisters, Omri & Amir.

Thank you Waterlily Playscape committee members:
Tom, Tina, Jason, Faz, Helen and Orit. You Rock!

blowing bubbles