Life membership for housing Mundubbera seniors
ONE pioneering local has been recognised for his tireless efforts for the senior members of the Mundubbera community.
Local Bill Young was recently awarded life membership with the Mundubbera Senior Citizens Home Units Committee at their AGM in September.
This committee has been responsible for the Leichardt Lodge, which is a small community of self contained homes and units for elderly and disabled residents.
Officially opening in 1983, Mr Young was an integral part of the board, and worked hard to achieve the housing situation for these locals.
Board member Alex O’Neil praised Mr Young’s dedication, saying he was an economic thinker for the organisation.
“He was previously on the council prior to amalgamation, so he had some understanding of how things worked and the steps we had to go through,” Mrs O’Neil said.
Through a joint effort from local figures within Mundubbera, the committee was able to source land on Leichardt St in the 1980s, which now contains over 15 houses and units combined.
“These houses are great for those senior citizens who still want to remain independent, and with them also being able to downsize in the process.”
Mr Young thoroughly believed in this cause, lending a hand to tenants whenever he could.
“He would’ve been on the council between 25 to 30 years, and he was very valuable to the community.”
Following his retirement, Mr Young will stay a member of the committee, and hopes to continue to contribute to their upcoming initiatives and projects.