Case for cafe

ISN’T it time for a caf� in Karrinyup-Gwelup?

The City of Stirling is seeking public comment on its Draft Lake Gwelup Reserve Management Plan, so now is a good time to email in with ideas and comments on the proposals.

Based on conversations I have had with local people, a caf� or even just a small caf� kiosk of some description, near the Scout Hall and tennis courts is needed.

There is not one place in Karrinyup or Gwelup to walk or cycle to for a coffee or bite to eat, that isn’t in a shopping mall.

The community needs something like this to add a bit of life and character to the area.

This regional reserve is used for all sorts of sports, walking, cycling and events, so there are plenty of people using the area who would benefit from such a facility.

In addition, in the draft plan the City is proposing some great new nature playground equipment, which will no doubt be very popular.

How nice it would be for parents to be able to buy a coffee while they watch their children play.

It would be a great place for people to meet and socialise.

A further reason for a caf�, is that the church on the Karrinyup and Huntress roads corner of the reserve has relocated and soon building will start a new retirement village and nursing home.

It would be very nice for seniors living there and for families visiting their elderly relatives, to be able to walk down and have afternoon tea, without having to get in a car and drive somewhere.

A community survey of local residents conducted by the City of Stirling identified caf�s and restaurants as the number one thing locals feel is missing in the area.

Let’s make this happen.

LEISHA JACK, Karrinyup