‘Hot spot’ gets funds in Toodyay

TOODYAY has landed a windfall of $20,000 towards the town’s award-winning activities-for-all community program.

The Shire of Toodyay inclusive program particularly seeks to represent the interests of people with disabilities and those from marginalised groups.

A cross-section of week-long sports, arts and craft attractions run on a quarterly basis hosted by local community organisations.

Disability Services Minister Helen Morton announced the funding for Toodyay in the latest round of community grants.

Recent data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics revealed Toodyay is one of the top 10 “hot spots” for baby boomers in Australia.

According to Mark Wallace, author of the Shire of Toodyay’s economic development plan, baby boomers nearing retirement are attracted to Toodyay.

“Toodyay has the two key attributes that attract baby boomers – amenity and accessibility,” he said.

“Toodyay is recognised as the lifestyle hub of the Avon offering attractive peri-urban living for residents. But it is still very close to Perth.”