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Naturescape Kings Park

Wishes granted

In May 2010 Jack Smith, Member for Riverton, announced a grant of $400,000 for a community centre in Cannington.

Attending the ceremony at the MP's office was the President of the Southern Districts Organisation, Francesca Topham; Lotterywest retailer, John Jones; and Mike Evans from the City of Canning.

Morning tea and brief speeches made it an enjoyable hour that focused on the benefits of the grant to the community.

"I'm delighted to present this Lotterywest grant," said the MP. "I recall that as a teenager I always wanted a place to play air guitar... Alas, this comes too late for me but I'm happy to know that hundreds of more talented people will benefit."

Speaking for the recipients, Francesca said the long wait was over and the people of Riverton and surrounding suburbs would now…..

Saviours and service

Healthy lakes cared for by busy hands will come from a Lotterywest grant of $100,000 to the Wanneroo Wetlands Saviours.

Judy Lansbury, a mother-of-three who recovered from a life-threatening illness last year, is one of 40 members who will use the new equipment including tools, buckets and fenceposts.

Two years ago the lakes were in a bad state. One looked like a rubbish dump.

"They were unloved, to put it mildly," Judy said, who has lived near the Wanneroo Wetlands all her life.

"One of our members suggested applying to Lotterywest – they might help. So we did. This weekend our committee of five are buying all the new stuff."

"Over the summer we aim to build walls, add signage to tell visitors what we're doing... and next year there should be plenty of birds on the water. That would be a sure sign of health."

Saviours President Don Jackson said the group has members ranging in age from eight to 82. "The young ones are keen to learn. This grant is a tremendous boost for our volunteers. We're declaring a special 'VollyDay' next month," he said.

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