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October 18, 2021

Community Partnerships

Little Blue Dinosaur

Since 2018 Northpoint Shopping Centre has built a partnership with The Little Blue Dinosaur Campaign to spread the message on the importance of holding children’s hands around roads.

The Little Blue Dinosaur was created in the memory of Tom who was a vibrant and loving young boy with a zest for life and an unforgettable smile, and he continues to be a powerful motivator of the foundation every day, with the drawing of blue dinosaurs that he loved to do so much becoming the logo for his foundation. The tragic loss of Tom in a pedestrian road accident on the Central Coast in 2014 motivated us to establish the Little Blue Dinosaur Foundation (LBD), ensuring the promising legacy we saw in Tom’s young life is realised through child road safety initiatives and education.

The Little Blue Dinosaur Foundation is a voice for children. It is Tom’s voice. A clear, determined and passionate voice that speaks to children, for children and their safety. Tom’s message “Slow down; kids around” is an essential one that must be heard in every street, city and town. The work of the Foundation is Tom's legacy and a single life saved through education and awareness raised in his name is an objective we are all very proud to strive for.

Sustainability

Here are some of the examples of how our store owners are committed to the practice of sustainability.

Eco Bag Competition

Every year Northpoint Shopping Centre runs the Eco bag competition, whereby local children are asked to submit a design which may be chosen to be printed on reusable canvas bags.

The initiative is very popular and has trifold benefit in that it engages our local community, especially the younger members, leads to an environmentally beneficial outcome and creates engagement between the Centre and community.

The bags are always warmly received across the community and can be seen in use within the Centre.

Classic Hair Lounge

Classic Beauty Therapy joined the Centre in 2020, arriving with a prestigious reputation stemming from their established flagship store. In addition to bringing extensive experience in the beauty space to the Centre, the Classic chain opened the Classic Hair lounge earlier in 2021 and has recently become Queensland’s first accredited regional sustainable salon. Now recycling up to 95% of the waste produced in the salon as well as accepting returned empty salon product packages, the recycled waste will contribute to initiatives such as buying meals for OzHarvest, creation of outdoor furniture from recycled shampoo and conditioner bottles and creating hair booms to mop up oil spills in the ocean.

Learn more about sustainable salons here: www.sustainableslaons.org

Community Partnerships

Little Blue Dinosaur

Since 2018 Northpoint Shopping Centre has built a partnership with The Little Blue Dinosaur Campaign to spread the message on the importance of holding children’s hands around roads.

The Little Blue Dinosaur was created in the memory of Tom who was a vibrant and loving young boy with a zest for life and an unforgettable smile, and he continues to be a powerful motivator of the foundation every day, with the drawing of blue dinosaurs that he loved to do so much becoming the logo for his foundation. The tragic loss of Tom in a pedestrian road accident on the Central Coast in 2014 motivated us to establish the Little Blue Dinosaur Foundation (LBD), ensuring the promising legacy we saw in Tom’s young life is realised through child road safety initiatives and education.

The Little Blue Dinosaur Foundation is a voice for children. It is Tom’s voice. A clear, determined and passionate voice that speaks to children, for children and their safety. Tom’s message “Slow down; kids around” is an essential one that must be heard in every street, city and town. The work of the Foundation is Tom's legacy and a single life saved through education and awareness raised in his name is an objective we are all very proud to strive for.