Funding for Mooro Country Tours Project
Some time ago our Club was approached to assist the Mooro County Tour Group to provide seating at Lake Gwelup Reserve for members of their cultural tour groups. Mooro Country Tours are a not-for-profit organisation run in association with Wadjak Northside Aboriginal Resource Centre Balga, who provide walking tours - cultural experiences with local Aboriginal elders. Participants are able to learn about local Aboriginal people and their contribution to the City of Stirling.
At first the idea was to provide the design work and funding for a couple of park benches for participants; but with the enthusiasm and support of our Community Services Committee, the project (and costs) grew to include a decking area - and became financially out of reach of our budget. However, in order to complete the project we have since been successful in applying for a Federal Government grant through the Stronger Communities Programme, which, combined with funds raised at our Stirling Farmers Market - should see the project completed by the end of this year.
“The project will provide tour organisers with a meeting place where they can present an introduction to the tour before starting" Mr Keenan, Federal Member for Stirling, said when announcing the grant, "When not in use, the decking will provide a resting place for Stirling residents exercising or walking dogs, allowing them to sit and enjoy the natural and visual features of the reserve.”