POSTED December 17, 2019
Ten resident families from Ecco Ripley officially cemented their roots in the community Saturday, 14 December, when they planted 10 family trees at the brand new Hilltop Park.
The tree planting coincides with 10 years of Sekisui House Australia, and to celebrate, Sekisui House asked Ecco Ripley residents to describe what family means to them as part of an online competition, with 10 families announced as winners.
Sekisui House Senior Development Manager, Taku Hashimoto, said the competition reinforced the Sekisui House ethos.
“We’re passionate about fostering a community that lasts for generations to come. This involves embracing our connection to the natural environment, and with more than 10 hectares of parkland right on the doorstep of Ecco Ripley, we thought what better place to connect with nature than at the soon-to-be-launched Hilltop Park,” he said.
“We have already planted close to 500,000 trees, plants and ground coverings in Ecco Ripley to date, and our green community will continue to thrive as time goes on.
“Congratulations to the families who now have the opportunity to watch their family trees grow while the Ecco Ripley community grows with it.”
The resident families planted Queensland Brush Box, a native tree to help promote koala habitat.
The family trees and plaque will mark the finishing touches for Hilltop Park before it is officially opened to the community in February, 2020.