Take a load off with new seats

Resident Audrey Hine, Lions secretary Sandra Wheeler, Mayor Tracey Roberts and Lions past president Elizabeth Valeriani try out one of the new benches while Wanneroo councillors Dot Newton and Frank Cvitan look on. Inset: The plaque on one of the new seats.
Resident Audrey Hine, Lions secretary Sandra Wheeler, Mayor Tracey Roberts and Lions past president Elizabeth Valeriani try out one of the new benches while Wanneroo councillors Dot Newton and Frank Cvitan look on. Inset: The plaque on one of the new seats.

Funding came from the sale of Wanneroo special-series vehicle licence plates and a contribution from the Australian Lions Foundation.

City of Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts and councillors accepted the gift from Lions past president Elizabeth Valeriani at a hand-over last month.

They also acknowledged resident Audrey Hine, whose suggestion of a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee tree and plaque in the Civic Drive grounds was carried out by council.

Mrs Valeriani said she had noticed there was nowhere for people to sit in the park, particularly seniors with shopping and those supervising children.

‘It’s a nice place but there were no seats,’ she said.

‘Now there is somewhere for people to sit, especially seniors who had stopped going shopping because they could not walk far.

‘I hear the seats are being used by a lot of people.’

Number plates, inscribed with the City of Wanneroo emblem are still available. The Lions club also welcomes new members. Call Elizabeth on 9405 1379 for details.