“There was not much happening around Withers for twenty years or so, prior to us receiving some government funding,” she said. “That then evolved into the revitalization of Withers.”
The WPA Inc. have been involved in projects such as getting CCTV cameras in streets, lobbying for public toilets in parks, closing troublesome path access ways, and getting refuge islands and crosswalks put in. They have worked to get footpaths in some areas with busy streets, which had parents and children walking on the roads.
“Whatever is front and centre for normal folk in the suburbs, we take the action that’s required as quickly as possible to resolve any situation,” Mary said.
The WPA Inc. also run a successful craft group at Hudson Road Family Centre and auspice for and help to coordinate the annual Friends of Des Ugle Park Christmas Fair.
“Roberta Lee, a concerned community member, has just completed the online neighborhood watch for every street of Withers. She’s done a sterling job, and she’ll be at Des Ugle Christmas Fair to sign up more people,” Mary said.
“We have a very positive community-minded group that works well together and with other groups. We support each other and do the best we can.”
Next year the WPA Inc. will continue onward and upward with our first meeting scheduled for Thursday February 8th at Hudson Road Family Centre, time TBA.
“We’re getting ourselves out there more, so that people know we’re here and willing to assist anyone who asks,” Mary said.
The WPA Inc. welcomes community involvement and is currently seeking volunteers to help with the set-up of the Des Ugle Christmas Fair on Saturday November 25 from 11am-4pm at Des Ugle Park in Withers. If you would like to help out or learn more, call 0421 441 443 or email firstname.lastname@example.org