Community events given City of Wanneroo funding


Part of the entertainment at an Australia Day citizenship ceremony.
Picture: Matt Jelonek        www.communitypix.com.au   d448970
Part of the entertainment at an Australia Day citizenship ceremony. Picture: Matt Jelonek        www.communitypix.com.au d448970

COMMUNITY events such as street corner barbecues, nature walks and an Australia Day breakfast have received funding from the City of Wanneroo.

The council approved almost $30,000 for eight events through the first round of the City’s 2016-17 community funding program at its November meeting.

“Landsdale Residents Association will get $3000 to fund 10 street corner barbecues at various parks in Landsdale from December through to April,” Mayor Tracey Roberts said.

“The Quinns Rocks Environmental Group gets a similar amount for a novel program, ‘Exploring Nature by the Nyoongar Seasons’, at various locations in the North Coast Ward from February to December 2017.

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“The Wanneroo Scout Group has been earmarked to receive $3500 funding for an Australia Day community breakfast.”

Other beneficiaries include the Royal Australian Airforce Association (WA Division) with $3000 for the Anzac Day dawn service and gunfire breakfast as well as the Remembrance Day memorial service and sausage sizzle lunch.

The Quinns Rocks RSL Sub Branch will receive $8000 for an Anzac Day commemorative service and breakfast, the Vietnam Veterans Day service and lunch, plus the Remembrance Day service and lunch.

The Yanchep Two Rocks RSL Sub Branch will get $5400 for its Anzac Day, Vietnam Veterans Day, Merchant Navy Day, Battle for Australia Day and Remembrance Day events.

The City will give more than $3000 to the Edmund Rice Centre Mirrabooka for its community sports festival in April, plus almost $750 to Charles Rawlins Taekwondo for a “Celebration of Martial Arts School Opening for Children” in the Pearsall Hocking area in February.