Media Release

Traffic Alert Issued - Giant Green Penguin Set to Enter Melbourne


Federation Square

A traffic alert has been issued to warn Melbourne motorists, cyclists and pedestrians to be on the look out for a giant, Green Wishing Penguin, which is travelling from Footscray to Federation Square on the back of a small truck between 7.30am - 8.00am.



The Green Wishing Penguin Getting Ready to Leave - Click here for the YouTube link

The Green Wishing Penguin is the focus of the Fed Square's free December program, Spirit of the Square to promote the festive spirit of giving and sharing.

For the month of December the community will be invited to share their Christmas wishes by picking up a special wishing card from the Salvos at Fed Square and putting it in the Penguin's egg, with wishes screened daily on the Big Screen and Fed Square's electronic messaging platforms.

Melburnians are encouraged to track the Penguin's route through the city on their mobile phones and upload the vision to YouTube or to meet at Fed Square for the grand arrival at 8am.

Following a welcome speech by the Salvation Army Commander, Brendan Nottle, two small children will be the first to place their Christmas wish in the Penguin's bright red egg.

The route the Green Wishing Penguin will take:
1. Depart BiGfiSh workshop on Moreland Street - 0730hrs
2. Left at Footscray Road (Docklands Hwy)
3. Head east on Footscray Road.
4. Continue through to Harbour Esplanade
5. Left at Latrobe Street 6. Continue east on Latrobe to Elizabeth Street
7. Right at Elizabeth Street.
8. Continue Elizabeth St, left at Flinders Street.
9. Flinders Street to Federation Square
10. Arrive St Pauls' Square - 0800hrs

Media Enquiries:
Ron Smith, Corporate Media Communications, Fed Square - Mobile: 0417 329 201