The Spirit of Enterprise Project has seven organising committee members and over 300 interested parties on our database.
Since 2008 the Group has had the following significant milestones for the project –
· Exhibition at Immigration Museum and subsequently at the Springvale Historical Society
· Produced two videos (1) A Project of National Significance – Spirit of Enterprise (2) Interviews with former residents of Enterprise
· Produced a website
· Worked with Treloar Roses to name a rose, the Enterprise Rose as a project emblem
· Established a Tribute Garden at the site of the Enterprise Migrant Hostel (now Lexington Gardens Retirement Village)
· Installed four historical markers at Springvale Rise Primary School, Centrelink, Springvale Neighbourhood House and the former Springvale Community Aid and Advice Bureau (now South East Community Links) which were key sites in the area significant to new arrivals. Two more are in the process of being installed.
· Made a submission to the City of Greater Dandenong in regard to the design of the redeveloped Civic Centre site in a way that will attract visitors from far and wide. This site will conclude the Enterprise Trail, commencing at the Enterprise Tribute Garden and traversing the historical markers referred to above.
The highlight for our group this year was the installation of the marker in front of Springvale Neighbourhood House. It was a wonderful occasion and brought together both old and new members to celebrate the uniqueness of our House in continuing to deliver support to the vibrant community of the City of Greater Dandenong.
Springvale Neighbourhood House continues to be the auspicing body for our group and has managed the huge task of our invitation mailouts for the last two markers. We cannot thank the staff enough for the outstanding support they continue to give us.