Women’s network spreads roots north

Ja-On Park and Jessica Denholm at the Yanchep Central |community garden. Picture: Emma Goodwin d423824
Ja-On Park and Jessica Denholm at the Yanchep Central |community garden. Picture: Emma Goodwin d423824

The community group started meeting on Tuesdays at the Addison Park Clubrooms in Merriwa in late April, but has since expanded to meet there on Mondays as well.

Members recently spread their projects further north to the Yanchep Central community garden, where they meet for workshops and gardening sessions on Wednesdays.

The group has started a community wish wall at Ocean Keys Shopping Centre, where people can make a wish for something they want to see improved in the area.

The centre’s marketing manager Victoria Hansen said more than 50 wishes were made in the first week, and they recently granted one resident’s wish to start a regular seniors’ craft day.

‘At the end of each week, a wish is selected by the North Coastal Women’s Shed and actioned by the small volunteer group of women,’ she said.

‘The wishes to be selected must meet certain criteria such as being able to be solved by a small volunteer group, the issue must relate to the common areas of the community and it must provide a long-term benefit.

‘The North Coastal Women’s Shed offers a social and creative outlet to women of all ages and nationalities to build ongoing relationships and partake in community activities.’

Yanchep Beach Joint Venture’s economic development manager Jon Kelly said any other groups or individuals interested in using the Yanchep Central community garden could email jon@ybjv.com.au.

‘We are just keen for as many people to use it as possible,’ he said.