MORE than 4000 people were given a taste of the best of Blacktown’s young talent at a family day at Stonecutters Ridge on Saturday.
It was organised by developer Medallist to mark the handing over of its $2 million neighbourhood centre to Blacktown Council.
The event included performances by Dance Junction, The Dance Empire, Punjabi Sangeet Centre groups and martial arts display by Kyoukei Goju Ryu Karate.
Apart from a jumping castle, children’s petting zoo and free sausage sizzle, they were also entertained by the Steve Tonge Trio, Emma and Amanda Doran and the Mount Druitt Indigenous Choir.
Aboriginal elder Uncle Wes Marne conducted a traditional indigenous smoking ceremony as an acknowledgement of the original owners.
The name Stonecutters Ridge was chosen for the area’s links to Aboriginal stone cutters who manufactured tools from the deposits that were abundant in the suburb.
Medallist director of marketing Galeb Kilzi said the family fun day was a great way to celebrate the opening of the centre.
He said about 700 people also applied to join the Greg Norman-designed golf club.
Stonecutters Ridge is a $650 million residential community designed with the golf course as its centrepiece.