Shelters honour firies

Above: Residents, firies, Rotary and Mundaring Shire representatives take a break under one of the shelters. Below: the commemorative plaque.
Shelters honour firies
Above: Residents, firies, Rotary and Mundaring Shire representatives take a break under one of the shelters. Below: the commemorative plaque.

A morning tea on Saturday marked the completion of the shelters and the handover to the Shire of Mundaring.

Rotary Club of Mundaring president David Cockman said with the support of Rotary District 9455, the club raised $115,000 in donations from individuals, corporations, Rotary Clubs and other groups around Australia. The funds were distributed to residents �who lost everything� in the bushfire.

Mr Cockman said Mundaring Rotary wanted to recognise the efforts of fire brigades and State Emergency Service volunteers with a gift for the wider community.

�The club decided the appropriate project would be the construction of two gazebos to provide shade and a place for people to use for picnics and other gatherings,� Mr Cockman said.

�It eventually developed into a joint project between the Rotary Club of Mundaring and the Shire.

�Financial support came from Rotary Club of Mundaring, Rotary District 9455, Rotary Club of Swan Districts and Westpac Bank.�

Shire President Helen Dullard presented certificates of appreciation to the Rotary Club of Mundaring, Rotary District 9455 and Rotary Club of Swan Districts.

The shelters are next to the Stoneville Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade on Bentley Street, Stoneville, and along the Railway Reserves Heritage Trail, about 200m west of Stoneville Road.