Program of events planned for Echuca's Port Precinct

21 December 2018 - Media release

As the region and Echuca Moama prepares to welcome an influx of tourists, Campaspe Shire Council has coordinated a number of activations and activities in Echuca’s port precinct.

Mayor, Cr Adrian Weston said he welcomed the initiative which supports the Echuca Port Precinct Plan’s vision, “a place to take your time, relax and enjoy yourself.”

“The activities will enable families to relax in the precinct, enjoy the pop-up park, visit the attractions, cafes, restaurants and businesses,” he said.

“Activities include an animal nursery, face painting, wood cutting, arts and crafts, live music, a pop-up cinema, small steam engines, camel and pony rides, and more,” Cr Weston said.

Initially these events will take place between Hopwood Gardens, along Murray Esplanade, to the southern entry point of the port, prior to expanding throughout the precinct.

A program of what’s on each week will be available through Echuca Moama Tourism, the Port of Echuca Discovery Centre and posted through council’s Facebook page.

The program starts Wednesday, 2 January with an animal nursery between 10am and 2pm.

Activities for the first week include:

Wednesday, 2 January  10am – 2pm, Animal nursery courtesy of Billabong Ranch

Saturday, 5 January       8am – 10am, Yoga on the wharf

Sunday, 6 January         9am – 12 noon, Live music, Georgina Bish in the pop-up park

                                      10am – 12 noon, Face paint and glitter makeovers

Monday, 7 January        10am – 3pm, Sleeper wood cutting

Wednesday, 9 January   9.30am – 12 noon, Arts & crafts kids workshop

Friday, 11 January          3pm – 6pm, Live music, Georgina Bish

                                       6pm – 8pm, Live music, Jessica Lorraine

                                       8pm – 11pm, Pop-up cinema, Hopwood Gardens

Contact council’s Tourism Development Officer, Jemima Lewis. 130 666 535 to find out more details of events planned.