Group president Helen Berry started a Facebook page last July following the announcement that Australand had sold the land to the Department of Housing, and from there the group took off.
‘We have the aim of providing a voice for all residents in the development of the Jindowie community, its amenities, infrastructure, environment and to ensure and plan for a safe and vibrant neighbourhood for all, working in partnership with Australand, the Department of Housing and other stakeholders,’ Miss Berry said.
‘The group is for all residents of the Jindowie community and will provide information on issues relating to the Jindowie Estate’s ongoing development.’
Miss Berry said the committee was established a few weeks ago but she hoped more members would join the monthly meetings.
‘We meet on the third Thursday of the month from 6.30pm at the Yanchep Community Centre,’ she said.
‘Membership is set at $10 per family and $5 single membership and monies raised will continue to support the group and enable more activities to be offered to the Jindowie community.’
The group recently secured its first sponsorship from Joondalup-based, not-for-profit organisation Community Vision, that will provide a cash donation to fund a PO Box. ‘I feel this is a great start for us,’ she said.
Jindowie Residents Group has also helped organise an Easter Fair to be held this Sunday, April 13 co-ordinated by Building Better Communities.
The free community event at Dorrigo Park from 11am-3pm is open to all members of the community and includes attractions such as a bouncy castle, climbing wall, Easter bonnet parade, live entertainment and more.