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Public gets chance to name seniors’ estate

Tari JeffersManjimup-Bridgetown Times

As the highly-anticipated Manjimup seniors housing project progresses, the Manjimup Shire Council and Department of Communities are looking to the community for ideas about what to call the estate.

The soon-to-be-built Manjimup Seniors Housing Estate has already included extensive consultation with the community and is aimed at providing affordable housing options close to the CBD.

Manjimup shire president Paul Omodei said he was pleased by the collaborative approach towards creating the estate.

“The Manjimup Seniors Housing Estate is a credit to the vision of a strong group of community members,” he said.

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“With the estate soon to be realised, it is a clear example of how community and government can work together to meet a community’s needs.”

As part of the continued community involvement, people are being encouraged to take up the opportunity to “leave a legacy” in Manjimup by naming the new estate.

Naming suggestions will ideally reflect the history of the site or Manjimup itself.

To enter the competition, entrants must describe in 50 words or less why their name should be chosen for the estate.

The winning entry will receive an $800 Mitre10 gift voucher.

Submissions can be made online, by post or at the Manjimup Shire Council office on Rose Street.

Visit the council website for more information.

Entries are open until February 18.

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