SHIRE WINS AWARD FOR LENIHAN PARK

Published: Tuesday, 7 August 2018 at 11:45:59 AM

The Shire of Merredin recently entered four categories for the '2018 Children’s Environment and Health Local Government Policy Awards' run by the Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA (PHAIWA).

Local Government week was held in Perth last week where the winners of the awards where announced and the Shire is please to report that it took out the category for 'Nature Play' which it entered into for Lenihan Park.

The park was officially opened on 21 November 2017. A couple of years ago St Mary's Primary School approached the Shire about adopting Lenihan Park, the small park opposite the school. St Mary's students produced drawings of what they'd like to see established in the revitalised park and the most common features were incorporated into the final plan.

A number of unemployed locals were invited to help build the park and they were enrolled in a Certificate II in Leadership with the CY O'Connor Institute.

The students learnt a valuable lesson that no matter your age, if you have an idea about something you would like to see happen in Merredin, you can make it happen.

Pictured is Cr Julie Flockart who accepted the award on behalf of the Shire which was presented by the Hon. David Templeman MLA, Minister for Local Government; Heritage; Culture and the Arts.

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