Garden reaps online result
INGLEWOOD residents are using WA’s first local government e-petition system to seek approval for a community garden.
The City of Stirling recently launched its online petition function as part of a website revamp.
Inglewood Community Garden group was the first to submit a petition.
The group has been searching for an appropriate site for more than three years and would like to use land at Inglewood Bowling and Sports Club in Mt Lawley.
Spokesman Damien Giudici said they had the club’s support and it would provide mutually beneficial use of resources.
“We have about 133 members who are likeminded people and keen to get gardening with their neighbours and other local residents,” he said.
“The area is large, flat, with good access to water and the garden would bring extra members and activity to the Inglewood Bowling and Sports Club.”
Mr Giudici said the garden was much wanted by the community and hoped the e-petition would enable more people to demonstrate their views.
The petition has garnered more than 150 signatories within a week.
Stirling Mayor Mark Irwin said the e-petition module was the first of its kind in WA and allowed people to start a petition, collect signatures and lodge it online, as well as keep up-to-date with its progress.