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Council leases block of land to church

COMMUNITY PROUD: Potesio Maile, Hamatefua Moala, Siuea Maile and Kalo Afu Moala at the block of lands that have been leased to the Wesleyan Methodist Church.
COMMUNITY PROUD: Potesio Maile, Hamatefua Moala, Siuea Maile and Kalo Afu Moala at the block of lands that have been leased to the Wesleyan Methodist Church. Philippe Coquerand

NORTH Burnett Regional Council has leased a block of land to the Wesleyan Methodist Church in Mundubbera for free to build a community garden.

The initiative was brought up in 2017 at the Mundubbera Social Cohesion Steering Committee, with members backing the proposal aimed at bringing all cultures together.

Spokesman for the Wesleyan Methodist Church Hamatefua Moala said he was thankful for the opportunity.

"We would like to thank God for the opportunity he has provided for us and to the deputy mayor and the council for giving us a chance to preserve our gardening, so our children can learn from us,” Mr Moala said.

"The future looks great, we will look after this block of land like our own and we're looking forward to seeing how our garden progresses.”

Deputy mayor Faye Whelan said it would be a great way to get the whole community involved.

"The committee saw the initiative as a way to bring all cultures together especially the visiting Pacific Seasonal Workers,” Cr Whelan said.

"Interaction between locals and visitors is a way to encourage social harmony.”

PHILLIPPE COQUERAND

Topics:  community garden north burnett wesleyan methodist church


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