Students from St Luke's and Marsden Park Public schools joined officials on site at Elara last week to plant the first trees for the development site's $20 million riparian corridor.
Students from St Luke's and Marsden Park Public schools were called on last week to plant the first trees in Stockland's $20 million parkland and riparian corridors at its Elara development.
Once complete in early 2021, the parkland will extend 24 hectares, nearly the same size at the Royal Botanical Gardens.
The space will include a lake, 7kms of continuous paths and trails, outdoor exercise hubs, barbecue facilities, inclusive play environments and play areas.
An estimated 941,800 trees and plants are to be added to the site.
Stockland Eleara project director Patrick Noble said the project was a commitment not only to residents but also to the environment and wildlife.
"Our parkland and riparian corridor developments have been a crucial project for our communities," he said. "Creating spaces for our residents to get out and explore nature and open spaces is not only important to the lifestyle and wellbeing of our residents but also fosters pockets of biodiversity in Greater Sydney."