One project in particular that we are waiting on for completion is the installation of one or maybe even two bench seats adjacent to the shops on Withers Street. The new footpath is finished and according to our member Cr. Brian Adamthwaite the seats have been ordered by the council.
Here are just some of the projects that we have heard about:
- new paving
- curb and guttering
- street trees
- speed bump crossing
- realigned stop sign
- Still to come on this project - seats, bus shelter (possibly sited near the service station)
- work on signage
- repair light
- tree trim
- roof repairs
- Still to come on this project - upstairs refurbish, fire stairs
- new floodlights
- electricity upgrade
- security screen
- seal roof cavity are
- Still to come on this project - removal and repair of broken wall sheets, tile toilets
- New pumping and filtration system which will be relocated to a more suitable position
- external makeover
- repair drainage
- new landscaping works
- It is possible that the entrance to the pool could be moved to the car park
You Can Make a Difference
When our group held its official launch late last year the Mayor, Jodi Harrison spoke at length about the importance of the sustainable neighbourhood groups that have been established around the City. She said it is pleasing to see that so many Lake Macquarie residents are committed to their environment and community. This program encourages active citizenship by empowering residents to protect and care for the environment and participate in public life and decision making. In other words, if you want to see a difference then here is an opportunity for you to help make it happen.
The West Wallsend District Sustainable Neighbourhood Group has a growing list of interested residents some of whom have decided to take up full membership. Everyone is encouraged to come along to our free monthly meetings and join in the discussions. For only $2.00 you can become a member, which gives you voting rights and potential to join the committee. Currently we have a core of dedicated members driving the group forward. We are very lucky to have Councilor Brian Adamthwaite on the committee. Brian has been working very hard for our group and was heavily involved in the projects mentioned earlier.
The group meets on the last Tuesday of the month at 6.30 pm to 8.00pm at The West Wallsend Workers Club. (If you join the club, they will give you a few freebies).
Some of our members have dinner or a snack in the bistro prior to the meeting, so come along and have a chat to find out more.
Our group is planning several projects around the district. If you have an idea or would like to get involved come along. Our next meeting is 28th April 2014.
It's only two bucks to be a member.