Irish eyes smile on progress association

Jon Solmundson, GERALDTON GUARDIANGeraldton Guardian

Wonthella Progress Association has found a new, more permanent home, with meetings now held at the Mid West Irish Club building.

The association has been running since 1932, but for the past few years meetings were being held in members’ homes and sheds until the Irish Club offered to provide a more permanent space at their building on Fourth Street.

Association president Sally Edwards said they were also taking the opportunity to survey Wonthella residents on which areas of the suburb they would most like to see improved.

“The WPA is quite progressive but it only has a small member base,” she said.

“Our Willcock Ward councillors Simon Keemink and Renee Ellis have both got behind the WPA in regards to the survey, so if we can get some feedback from residents, that will help both the WPA and our Willcock Ward councillors work more effectively on the residents’ behalf.

“This would give us a stronger voice when advocating for the betterment of Wonthella.”

A similar online survey was run in 2013, but only received a small response.

This time the City of Greater Geraldton printed the surveys for the association.

Ms Edwards said she hoped by dropping them in residents’ letterboxes and setting up an easy return point at the Wonthella Supa IGA, they would get a better response.

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