Over 2,500 people attended this year’s Norwest Smart City Festival, hosted by Mulpha and an extension of the Bella Vista Community Festival, one of the largest turnouts recorded in its 10 year history.
As well as offering all the usual fun and festivities, this year’s Festival showcased cutting edge technology including robots, electric and remote control vehicles, drones and much more.
There were interactive games and laser light shows, scientific experiments, a movie under the stars and an amazing treasure hunt via augmented reality plus a variety of exhibitions showcasing a glimpse into the world of tomorrow. Loads of prizes for kids and adults were given away throughout the day.
The Festival provided a wonderful opportunity for Norwest residents to gather with neighbours, friends and family and enjoy a great day out in a fun and relaxed atmosphere with something for everyone. It also gave festival-goers a taste of how the latest technology will be integrated into the future community at Norwest.
The children were delighted in feeding the baby animals in the animal farm, as well as having their faces painted and watching magic shows. The adults enjoyed the live entertainment throughout the day, and had the opportunity to sample a range of different foods and selection of wines.
The venue for this year’s event was Bella Vista Farm Park, home of the first Merino Sheep Farm in Australia and the foundation of the Australian citrus industry, giving festival-goers an opportunity to walk through Australian rural history. The original homestead and farm outbuildings dating from the grant to Joseph Foveaux in 1799 were open for viewing and festival-goers could relax in the charming gardens and courtyard.