Friday, March 17, 2023
Mackay and Whitsunday Life
The Walkerston Rotary club has a very reliable, but also quite exasperating, weather forecasting system.
Invariably, when a kerbside numbering day is scheduled, the heavens decide that that would be a perfect day to dump some of that wet stuff on the Walkerston area.
Quite a few years ago, the club undertook the project of rural numbering in the surrounding area of Walkerston.
This was a Mackay Regional Council project with the different Mackay district areas ‘sub-contracted’ to non-profit organisations.
With the knowledge of this project and how it assisted ambulances and other such services to quickly find an address, the club embarked on its next community service of numbering all the residences in the immediate Walkerston township.
And so, the club's Community Kerbside Numbering Project began.
There are approximately 1,500 residences in Walkerston so it was thought the numbering should possibly take around two years to complete.
Well, that didn’t happen – with the weather gods totally against the club, and then also the nuisance arrival of that nasty worldwide pandemic, the project is just about nearing completion now in the year of 2023.
Saturday March 18 has been scheduled in the club calendar for some serious kerbside numbering activity … unless, of course, it rains.
Kerbside Numbering of Walkerston is a community project fully funded by the club, getting the club members out and about on the streets of their town working with, and for, the local community.
Contributed by Bente McDonald, Walkerston Rotary
Walkerston Rotary undertook a kerbside numbering project a few years ago which is soon to be complete